DIRECT PRIMARY CARE: A SEGUE TO DIRECT-TO-EMPLOYER?

BY STEVEN PORTER  |   OCTOBER 15, 2018 As direct-to-employer contracts gain steam between providers and large companies, should health systems be trying out direct primary care on their own workforce?   KEY TAKEAWAYS Experimenting with direct primary care, rather than diving headlong into a direct-to-employer contract, could offer a stepping stone to innovations in value-based care. You will…

20 Things Patients Can Do to Stay Out of the ER

20 Things Patients Can Do to Stay Out of the ER Rada Jones MD MBA FACEP Emergency Physician, Writer, Traveller. Aug 30 I’m an ER doc. I care for patients. All sorts of patients: Those who need to be in the ER, those who don’t, and those who wouldn’t be there if they knew better….

What You Need To Know About Health Care Sharing Plans

With each open enrollment, insurance costs increase and become a growing source of stress for individuals and families. Those not eligible for a tax credit may feel bookended between hefty monthly premiums or going without coverage altogether (while paying the substantial tax penalty). But many aren’t aware there is another alternative—and it’s called health care…