Direct primary care helps employers get more while paying less
Many businesses neglect not only the importance of primary care benefits, but also the creative solutions that can give their workers a better experience while saving the company money.
By James Blachek |
Updated on August 17, 2018
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If your clients provide employees better access to primary care, they can add significant value to their benefits plan. Many businesses neglect not only the importance of primary care benefits, but also the creative solutions that can give their workers a better experience while saving the company money. By considering direct primary care as a tool in benefits packages you can give your clients’ businesses a competitive edge in the hiring market and cut costs at the same time.
Avoiding the ER
Including primary care in your clients’ business insurance plan is a strategy that can ultimately save tens of thousands of dollars per year. In 2015, the John Hopkins School of Public Health (JHSPH) found that the average cost of a primary care visit is $160, which is significantly lower than the average outpatient emergency room visit cost of $1,233, according to the NCBI, and the average hospital stay of $10,000, according to the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project.
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