Direct Contracting and Ancillary Services
Providing basic healthcare for employees can be costly enough; when those who are covered by your company plan need ancillary services to support treatment, it can be even more expensive. That’s why we recommend that employers consider adding these services into their direct contracting plans, so they can reduce health plan costs for their companies and give employees one less thing to worry about. Some of the ancillary medical services we can include in an employer’s healthcare network include:
- Dental and orthodontic treatment
- Optical (optometry and ophthalmology) services
- Chiropractic care
Of course, we can also ensure that ancillary medical devices are covered in your direct contracting health plan. Some of the devices employers may consider covering under the company plan include:
- Hearing aid devices
- Sleep apnea treatment devices (CPAP)
- Back and orthopedic braces
If there are other devices you are interested in adding to your plan, please let us know right away so we can begin the process of finding the best providers to add to the network. We can negotiate the maximum possible discount for any ancillary medical devices you would like to include in your direct contracting healthcare plan, and we can find providers located near you so that employees can receive their treatment as close to home as possible (of course, this also minimizes the amount of time they spend away from work – a win-win).
Ensuring that ancillary medical services and devices are covered in the company health plan is a great way to keep employees happy, retain them for longer periods of time, and improve the health and well-being of your workforce. Direct contracting is the best way to provide these services; if you are interested in discussing this option, contact a GM&A healthcare consultant to request a complimentary corporate health plan consultation.