The right healthcare model, administered the right way, can dramatically improve workforce health and drive down costs. At the core of our health plan is advanced primary care, a methodology that provides better outcomes and cost-savings. Below, we discuss four benefits that our brand of primary care delivers.
1) Reduce Healthcare Spend
Advanced primary care delivered via dedicated primary care teams makes it easier for members to improve their health, which drives down costs. Easy scheduling, time-rich appointments, and little to no copays minimize several common obstacles to care. That allows individuals to engage more fully in their health and improve their own well-being. As a result, claims go down, along with expensive hospital stays and trips to acute care or the ER.
Our clients historically see a 17-21% reduction in overall healthcare costs
Seattle Children’s has seen an 80% drop in hospital stays and $3.5 million in net savings
The City of Kirkland saw 41% ROI and a 17% drop in claims reduction in Year 1 alone
2) Build a Culture of Health
When outcomes improve, healthier behaviors and lifestyle choices spread throughout the organization, making health a pillar of culture rather than a hopeful byproduct. Here’s how we make that possible. Our advanced primary care model keeps the entire care team, including health coaches, up to date on patient whole health plans. They’re able to give members the support and guidance they need at each step to make informed, practical changes that improve their physical, psychological, and social well-being at work and in their personal lives.
3) Increase Productivity, Reduce Absenteeism
Vera partners also see positive returns on productivity and staffing. In our healthcare methodology, most consultation, diagnosis, testing, and treatment is performed within our clinics at the primary care level. Members aren't bounced around between specialists or medical facilities (except when specialty care is necessary).
This helps to optimize member time, so they can get in for the care they need when they need it, then get back to work. They no longer have to schedule whole days off to see a doctor and the need for additional staff coverage is reduced.
4) Attract and Retain Top Talent
Investing in primary care shows your workforce and any potential members that you value their health and well-being. This sets your organization apart from similar competitors in a crowded labor market.
As the first direct-to-consumer clinic provider in the US to earn a Certificate of Validation from the Validation Institute, we’ve proven our care model to be effective. The Vera advanced primary care model is an innovative, cost-saving solution to improve population health with clear benefits for organizations and their members. Partner with us to make it part of your health plan.