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Managed Care

Blog Post
09.24.2019

Proof Managed Care Works: The City Of Kirkland, WA

Managed care was first created with the best of intentions: to consolidate patient healthcare to one convenient network. The idea was that this would drive...

Blog Post
08.15.2019

A Single Point of Care Is Key To Managing Population Health

The current healthcare system often makes it difficult to treat real issues. In a single day, a primary care provider sees dozens of patients during very brief...

Blog Post
07.30.2019

Bringing Behavioral Health Into An Onsite Clinic

Better healthcare treats people, not just symptoms. Often, that means finding ways to address nonmedical factors: things that aren’t strictly physical or...

Blog Post
07.23.2019

Managed Care 101: Goals, History, and Pitfalls

Managed care was created to centralize patient care within a single network or provider system. The goal, traditionally, was better health outcomes while...

Blog Post
05.08.2019

Advanced Primary Care: The Key To Population Health

When it comes to healthcare innovation, a lot of the conversation has centered on population health. Improving the physical, psychosocial, and emotional...

Blog Post
04.30.2019

New White Paper: Delivering Managed Care the Way It Was Intended

The managed care you’re thinking of right now never had a chance ...

Because in the most traditional sense, it didn’t actually manage a patient’s care. It was...

Blog Post
04.24.2019

Accountable Care Organizations: Getting The Pros Without The Cons

While the definition continues to evolve, accountable care organizations (ACOs) are essentially groups of healthcare providers—sometimes even hospitals—that...

Blog Post
03.05.2019

Why Care Coordination Is The New Managed Care

Managed care often feels like a taboo subject within the healthcare industry. Why? Because traditional managed care failed. Through HMOs and PPOs, it promised...

Blog Post
02.08.2019

Change The Game By Getting Into The Business Of Healthcare

Healthcare is changing. An increasing number of employers are bucking the trends of rising costs by positioning an on- or near-site clinic at the center of...

Blog Post
02.27.2018

City of Kirkland Proves Managed Care Works

In 2015, the City of Kirkland had reached a breaking point. Healthcare costs were skyrocketing. Every year it was getting harder and harder to provide their...

Blog Post
02.22.2018

Disruptive Innovation Reaches Healthcare

“Finally, health care, which has been largely immune to the forces of disruptive innovation, is beginning to change. Seeing the potential to improve health...
Blog Post
02.21.2018

Doctor Q&A: All About Managed Care

Managed care is a decades-old healthcare model. Vera's unique and innovative services are rescuing managed care from it's outdated reputation. Dr. Sarat Raman...