LOWER EMPLOYER COSTS
Our benefits advisor partners show you how to pay your own claims at cash rates, with stop-loss protection against costly claims. We add the most valuable layer to the control of health benefits supply chain cost—controlling your claims, particular among your “high-utilizers”, by providing direct primary care for your employees.
This accessible care at a low PEPM cost reduces unnecessary services from ER visits, preventable specialist visits, high cost imaging services, and pharmacy costs. Cash pricing for services, combined with reduction of unnecessary services, with a layer of stop-loss protection on top, leads to as much as 30% lower health benefits costs rather than 6-10% increases annually.
Simply put using real numbers: per 100 covered employees, at an average spend of $10,000 per employee per year, these strategies can help you lower your healthcare cost by $250,000 or more annually, rather than just accepting a $60,000 premium increase. Don’t you think it’s about time that you rejected the status quo?
IMPROVE OUTCOMES AND TRACK UTILIZATION
We will provide you with quarterly reports that help you see your return on investment for providing a direct primary benefit. You will be able to track prevented claims in several important areas:
- Primary Care Claims—quite simply, there are none. 80% of primary care visits are Level 3 or 4, with average fees of $80 and $120. Most visits include the additional costs of urinalysis, strep tests, EKG, spirometry, to mention a few. All these services are included in the direct membership fees. Our quarterly reports will show you the amount of primary care claims you saved by offering the DPC benefit. You can compare this directly to the primary care claims paid on the employees who did not opt for the DPC benefit.
- Urgent care claims prevented—Our reports will show you when a virtual visit or same day office visit prevented an urgent care claim.
- Specialist claims prevented—when a dermatology procedure is done by the DPC physician, it results in a dramatically lower cost. We will report this quarterly.
When you compare actual claims in your employees who selected the DPC benefit to those who did not, you can expect to see an average of $100-200 less per month per employee, above and beyond the cost of the DPC benefit.
Listen to Dr. McClane Duncan explain how Direct Primary Care and why its a cost-saving model: