Direct Primary Care (DPC)
What is Direct Primary Care (DPC)? Defining Our Integrated Solution
Healthcare2U’s integrated DPC model redefines the delivery of healthcare by providing a service for the early detection, treatment, and management of acute and chronic conditions, before the onset of serious illness.
Direct Primary Care
What is Direct Primary Care (DPC)? DPC is a non-insurance healthcare model where a flat monthly fee is paid for a defined set of primary care services. While services differ nationally, DPC membership typically includes timely and unlimited access to your physician via in-office visit or over the phone. The model is structured to emphasize the patient-physician relationship to lower care costs, promote better employee health, and better patient experience.
Lower Care Costs
Better Employee Health
Better Patient Experience
For care performed within the DPC environment, there are no claims generated on the employer’s health plan and there is no deductible to meet for the member. According to a study by Milliman, members of direct primary care (DPC) practices experienced cost reductions in various healthcare claims (53% reduction for emergency services, 22% reduction for outpatient services, 35% reduction for preventative services).
Patients achieve superior health outcomes with DPC’s personalized service delivery.
Patients receive unrestricted access to physicians through in-office primary care visits, urgent care visits and Virtual DPC/telehealth.
Our solution believes the primary care patient-physician relationship is the foundation for healthy living and is the key to reducing cost and eliminating the barriers to healthcare. By providing access to affordable care, we redefine how it’s delivered, utilized, and experienced. The Healthcare2U Difference has revolutionized the industry’s status quo by delivering an integrated approach that utilizes technology and patient advocacy to eliminate the barriers to quality healthcare. Our model redefines the delivery of healthcare by providing a service for the early detection, treatment, and management of acute, urgent, and chronic conditions, before the onset of serious illness. We do this in three steps:
Step 1: Increase Access to Healthcare.
By providing a nationwide solution to primary care, we bring affordability, accessibility, transparency, and mobility to our members. To address the confusing healthcare system, we’ve embedded a patient navigation feature into our membership. Every opportunity for care begins with a call to our patient navigation team through Healthcare2U. Our Patient Advocates and medical service providers have access to every member’s information, such as underlying insurance coverage and up to date Healthcare2U medical history, that is housed in our cloud-based, HIPAA-compliant proprietary database. Patient Advocates guide the member through their primary care options towards affordable and convenient care that fits their desires, budget, and medical needs. As a concierge service, we even make the appointment for the member and relay any important information.
We believe that by breaking down the barriers to healthcare, we encourage the early detection of illnesses, which reduces expenses for both employers and their employees.
Step 2: Detect Diseases and Treat Sooner.
It’s essential to provide an annual physical to see the evolution of a patient’s health over time. By establishing this patient-physician relationship, members become engaged with their health, and we can educate them towards a lifestyle of wellness and healthy living. This practice minimizes the risk of chronic conditions and allows us to manage illnesses more effectively in earlier stages. The detection, treatment, and management of chronic conditions is an important feature in any comprehensive healthcare plan. According to the CDC, chronic and mental health conditions drive 90% of the nation’s annual healthcare expenditures.
By making healthcare access affordable that includes preventative screenings, Healthcare2U can detect, treat, and manage 13 of the most prevalent chronic conditions. Through unlimited chronic care access, Healthcare2U minimizes the expense of specialist visits for those members who are within a manageable disease state and eliminates the risk of those diseases progressing towards a “shock claim” down the road.
Step 3: Lower Care Costs for Employees and Employers.
Healthcare2U’s foundation is built around the values of price transparency and patient navigation. Our integrated direct primary care membership is 40% below the cost of traditional DPC practices, and our visit fees are a set cost ($10 in-office visit, $25 for urgent care, and $0 for Virtual DPC).
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