A Strategic Guide to Planning and Launching an On-Site Clinic is an ideal resource for HR leaders committed to the idea of an on- or near-site clinic. It’s also an excellent resource for CEOs who are ...
- Reduce Vendor Complexity and Stress | February 5, 2019
- Hit Your Goals For Better Heart Health | February 1, 2019
- State Of The State: Vera In 2019 | January 25, 2019
- Be Your Best You In 2019 | January 1, 2019
- Vera Whole Health Appoints Kevin Wang, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer | February 12, 2019
- Two Insurers Give Their Reason For Investing In Primary Care | February 7, 2019
- Vera Triples Colorectal Cancer Screening Kit Requests And Earns ACS Award | November 9, 2018
- We're Changing How Care is Delivered | November 9, 2018
Don't Miss Out, Get Vera News Now
Join the Vera News community and be the first to learn about interviews with Vera thought leaders & healthcare experts, new resources, and more!
Vera CEO Ryan Schmid recently spoke with 'Population Health News' about the importance of incorporating a population health perspective in the broader health system, and how Vera Whole Health is doing just that in their recent partnership with Prominence Health Plan with two new Care Centers in Nevada.
We’re excited to announce the launch of our new on- or near-site clinic quiz! Find out if an on- or near-site clinic is right for you, and learn what kind of savings it could generate, with our 9-question quiz. If you're a good fit, you'll get a free resource and 30-minute consultation with an on-site clinic specialist.
As 2018 ends, one thing is abundantly clear, the burden of rising healthcare costs for employers continues unabated. Industry attempts to move further towards value-based care, incentives to achieve quality over quantity, and improvement in access and patient experience have yet to impact cost or health at a national population-health level.
On-site clinics aren’t a new idea. Employers have integrated different types of on-site clinics into their organization’s benefits for decades. As the work-site clinic consulting group leader for Mercer, David Keyt has seen on-site clinics grow from centers for wellness and occupational health to medical homes with a full range of preventive care and health coaching services.
We want to believe there’s value in worksite wellness to stop the bleeding on medical claims cost. We wonder if wellness will improve productivity and reduce absenteeism. Sure, it might happen. But the Magic 8 Ball likely says “Outlook Not So Good” on the Return on Investment.
Employers considering implementing an on-site clinic as a part of their benefit strategy should perform their due diligence to ensure such a shift makes sense for their organization. Recently, Healthgram released a questionnaire for employers looking to review the effectiveness of their on-site clinic.
Our clinic for Hoffman Construction in Portland is featured in the current issue of The Scribe, a publication of the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland. We love how Hoffman’s Dave Drinkward describes his employees’ engagement in the whole health experience we provide: “It’s really taken off with our employees. I can’t tell you how many stories I’ve heard from employees who say, ‘I was kind of skeptical at first, but I tried it and now I’ve lost 30 pounds,’ or ‘I’ve started running again.’ They love it.”
Vera Whole Health is the first direct-to-employer on-site clinic provider in the United States to earn a Certificate of Validation by the Care Innovations™ Validation Institute. This endorsement substantiates Vera's claims that its on-site clinics reduce overall healthcare spending for employers, justifies Vera's 100 percent money-back guarantee, and recognizes Vera for its sound population health outcomes.
"...we asked employers to rate the importance of strategies they will be using over the next five years to advance the triple aim of lower cost, higher quality, and a better member experience. The top two won’t be a surprise to anyone with responsibility for managing a health program: taking action to manage high-cost claims and spending on specialty drugs. But the third on the list — with 70% of large employers citing it as important or very important — was unexpected: a focused strategy for creating a culture of health."
A new cost savings analysis completed by Vera Whole Health demonstrates that an on-site clinic yields positive return on investment, and that employee engagement in that clinic is key to the savings. You can read all about it when you download our newly released white paper.
“It is remarkably convenient,” Mr. Brenan says, “rather than a four-hour round trip to get somewhere, you take the elevator down, you have a 45-minute session, and you are back at your desk.” Kane Brenan is a managing director at Goldman Sachs. The financial firm was recently the focus of an in-depth feature on employer-funded on-site clinics in the Wall Street Journal.
Within a week after CVS Health confirmed it would buy health insurer Aetna, a flurry of Catholic-owned and other faith-based nonprofit hospital operators are looking to create national and regional health system giants. It’s the kind of consolidation of hospital systems that will only accelerate as they protect their turf from the coming invasion of CVS Health and Optum, the medical care provider unit of UnitedHealth Group. Both CVS and Optum plan to expand outpatient services by acquiring and developing doctor clinics, health centers and other low-cost providers.
In December, Mercer, one of the top human resources consulting firms, shared their top six recommended action items for employers in 2018. With tax reform recently completed by Congress, and health reform forever looming on the horizon, businesses should examine their benefits strategy for the coming year as they seek to manage costs.