Many of the problems in the U.S. health system—fragmented care, variable quality, and rapidly rising costs—find their source in fee-for-service payments, where providers are paid per visit, test, or procedure. It creates a perverse incentive for providers and healthcare systems to recommend unnecessary and expensive care without coordination, leading to increased costs for both patients and organizations.
The COVID-19 pandemic only exacerbated these issues. And while it highlighted the fragility of our primary care system, it has also demonstrated the promise of a viable alternative – direct primary care.
Direct primary care can:
- Reduce costs for patients and organizations through a preventive model that avoids downstream costs and traumatic health events
- Improve outcomes with better compliance and robust service offerings
- Support patients with a more focused and personalized care experience
- Support providers with smaller patient panels, less admin time, and better access to meaningful patient data
Download this whitepaper to learn about:
- The primary care crisis our country is facing
- What direct primary care is, and what makes it different
- The benefits of direct primary care for patents and organizations