The Freedom of Owning Your Healthcare Network
As we see it, one of the most appealing benefits of direct contracting is the flexibility it offers. It comes down to owning your own network, which is exactly what our clients do when they choose the direct contracting healthcare management model. Just as owning your own home or business has its benefits, owning your own healthcare network does too – and secondary to cost, the greatest advantage is the flexibility.
As your direct contracting healthcare consultants, we are entirely different than an insurance company (the healthcare network model you may be used to dealing with). For example, if you need to make a change to the plan – virtually any change – then we can do it, any time of the year. We don’t have to wait until, say, a Blue Cross, Blue Shield or other insurance contract expires. Because you are contracting directly with providers, that gives you the say about your company health plan!
From directors to managers to the human resources department, that benefits administrators greatly – and those benefits will quickly trickle down to the employees covered by the plan. Think about it: If there’s a popular doctor the employees would like to add, you can do that for them immediately. This is just another way direct contracting helps with your benefits package and employee retention. When you own your own network, it just makes life easier for everyone involved.
And of course, the cost benefit to the company can’t be underestimated here. If we find a way to save your company money in the middle of the year – anytime of the year at all – we can make that change right away so you can start saving right away. We don’t have to wait for the end of the year, open enrollment or any other milestone. That’s the freedom that owning your own network offers, and it’s only available with direct contracting. Have questions? Call GM&A today; we will be glad to answer them!