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The Validation Institute, focused on delivering better health value and stronger outcomes than conventional healthcare, has recognized Vera Whole Health as a finalist for the Health Value Awards. Winners will be announced April 28th at the Health Value Awards Ceremony, prior to the World Health Care Congress.
Innovation in healthcare is long overdue.
Managed care often feels like a taboo subject within the healthcare industry. Why? Because traditional managed care failed. Through HMOs and PPOs, it promised to improve outcomes and decrease costs. It failed to do either.
“Although telehealth shows promise for driving more convenient patient care access, supporting that technology with effective care coordination and continuity will be essential to a quality patient experience.” — Patient-Centered Care Coordination Key for MA Telehealth Plans, PatientEngagementHIT.com Medicare Advantage is proposing to add telehealth services for its members starting in 2020. The proposal has garnered support from major organizations, like the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
Jim Lopez, Assistant City Manager for the City of Kirkland, was recently featured on KIRO Radio's podcast Ross Files With Dave Ross. The topic: How the City of Kirkland saved over 42% in healthcare expenses in the first year with a new approach to care delivery and employee health - including a revolutionary approach to providing direct primary care. Here are some highlights: “We make a significant investment in primary care, so folks feel like it’s much easier to get there and that they would have much more time to get to know their doctor and spend time learning about themselves and feel comfortable and trusting in that relationship. Not a 15 minute type of visit. The clinic we hired is a company called Vera Whole Health. They’re a local startup when we did it and they’re kind of growing gangbusters now. We’re very pleased with them." Listen to the full interview and hear how an entire city took healthcare expenses into their own hands to give their employees great care at a reasonable price. Learn more about the keys to a successful on-site clinic.
Spring is almost here, which means change is in the air. As you head into the warmer part of the year, think about changes you’d like to make to feel better. One of the best ways to improve your overall health is to improve your mental health. According to Dr. Lisa Baker, mental health issues like depression and anxiety are extremely common, affecting approximately 9.7% of US adults per year. The good news is that there are many things you can do to improve your mental health. Here's what Dr. Baker had to say.
Attracting and keeping top talent is more competitive today than it’s ever been. And the competition will only become more fierce.
The Alaska Journal of Commerce announced the members of their 2019 Top Forty Under 40 on Feb. 1. We are so proud that our own Dr. Briana Cranmer was recognized!
Every year, Employee Benefit Adviser (EBA) selects a group of young benefits advisers who are making waves within the healthcare industry. According to EBA, these rising stars are “tackling the issues of wellness, healthcare and new benefits offerings with new perspectives.”
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“While a sound move forward, transparency, as currently contemplated, is a long way from solving the issue. We have started to crawl in what will be a marathon.” — Why Healthcare Price 'Transparency' Is A Myth, And What Consumers Can Do About It, Forbes Healthcare pricing transparency has always been a challenge for patients, who often receive treatments without a clear picture of what those treatments will cost. Recent initiatives by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are aimed at increasing transparency. The end goal is to create a market where patients can compare pricing at different healthcare providers, and make an informed decision about where they receive care.
Last year, we released a white paper about the City of Kirkland’s experience placing an on-site clinic at the center of their benefit strategies. A year later, their journey is more relevant than ever. Continued uncertainty around the ACA, ever-rising healthcare costs, and a growing demand for alternative healthcare solutions are pushing employers to reconsider their benefit strategies. If you're tired of reimagining your benefit strategy every year, of shifting costs, of cutting benefits, consider the City of Kirkland’s story. Think about how an on- or near-site clinic can help you break free of traditional healthcare.
Employers faced with ever-rising healthcare costs are exhausted.