Direct Primary Care Memberships For Your Employees
For most businesses the second largest expense behind payroll is their employees health benefits.
Also, for most businesses, this cost increases every year. The average increase is about 9% per year.
But, why? The average negotiated cost or self-pay prices for procedures or services doesn’t vary much year-to-year. Healthcare isn’t getting more expensive, but the access to that care is. The reason is over-utilization of expensive treatments such as those offered in the emergency rooms, urgent cares, and hospitalizations. Often times this expensive care is sought out for conditions that are preventable, such as complications of diabetes, high blood pressure, or osteoarthritis. Typically, these are conditions that can be managed and prevented effectively by primary care doctors. The problem is that patients often times do not have timely access to primary care doctors or even know who their primary care doctor may be. The average wait time to see a primary care doctor is about 2 to 3 weeks with the average visit lasting just over 15 minutes.
Direct Primary Care is different. DPC providers typically offer 24/7 access to their members and often times will have same-day or next-day availability. Office visits with DPC doctors are usually between 30 to 60 minutes and can last as long as the patient needs. Because of this access, studies have shown that patients enrolled in DPC practices have 59 percent fewer ER visits, spend 30 percent fewer days admitted to the hospital, are referred to specialists 62 percent less often, have 65 percent fewer radiology exams, and 80 percent fewer surgeries. Estimated savings are typically around $250 per member per month for healthcare expenses.
At Arktos Direct Care, members have unlimited direct access to their personal physician through phone, email, text, and the patient portal. We can usually schedule patients the same day and after-hours visits are always available if needed. We can work with your employees to make sure they are improving their overall health and help prevent unnecessary expensive medical related problems.
For a self-insured company, offering membership to Arktos Direct Primary Care for employees can help to reduce healthcare costs and offers better service, which can help keep your employees happier.
Want to offer DPC for your employees but not sure how to cover those high cost medical issues. Zion Healthshare may be your answer.
Contact our office to learn more about Direct Primary Care with Arktos and wraparound cost-sharing with Zion Healthshare.
Healthy Employees = Happy Employees
Call us now to see how providing Direct Primary Care memberships for employees can reduce your healthcare costs and lead to healthier employees.