Understanding healthcare benefits can be a confusing and frustrating task to the average consumer. But low healthcare literacy can lead to increased healthcare costs for both employers and employees.
(COVID-19) has challenged our health care industry in profound and irreversible ways, creating massive pressure that has exposed system-wide inefficiencies and inequalities. It has also fundamentally shifted the way first responders, health care providers, hospitals, health systems, and even the federal government are using digital health technologies.
Baylor Scott & White Health is revolutionizing health insurance in North Texas by offering a plan that integrates the incentives and funding structure of direct primary care into the larger network of healthcare providers. This means that primary care physicians operating in this plan will not be billing for individual services, and payers will be paying a flat rate for the person’s primary care needs no matter how many times they visit the primary care physician or what work is done while there.