Doctor and business man holding up medication concepts Direct contracting is a strategy in which self-funded businesses partner directly with integrated health systems for health plan services that have a visible impact on cost, quality and employee satisfaction. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Self-insured employers are in a constant battle to reduce health care costs, improve quality of care and help plan participants make informed decisions. In recent years, high deductible health plans have been a logical choice for employers seeking relief from rapid cost increases. But as businesses see the disadvantages of HDHPs play out in real time, many are searching for other solutions. Direct contracting is an effective alternative.

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