Especially given the current COVID-19 pandemic, large companies across the US are struggling financially. Building a bridge that connects your employees to direct primary care physicians is more important than ever.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (PRWEB) July 22, 2020
iDirectDoc, the nation’s leading direct primary care telemedicine company, today announced that it is offering large, self-insured employers an advanced platform to build a network of direct primary care (DPC) physicians to improve member health, reduce the total cost of care, and decrease risk.
“Direct primary care is a highly affordable way for self-insured employers to encourage virtual care in order to keep their employees healthy and prevent the onset of disease, resulting in reduced healthcare costs for the employer as well as fewer missed work days and higher productivity,” says Terry Cooper, CEO of iDirectDoc. “Especially given the current COVID-19 pandemic, large companies across the US are struggling financially. Building a bridge that connects your employees to direct primary care physicians is more important than ever.”
The iDirectDoc platform provides a remote telemedicine solution to DPC physicians for all types of health screenings and medical assessments, including vital statistics, images and clinical documentation to support an initial diagnosis and triage patients in the most efficient manner possible. The DPC model means that physicians can focus on care delivery rather than the administrative burden of managing EMRs and working with insurance companies.
For self-insured employers, the DPC model is another option for employees who have a health reimbursement account (HRA) as an alternative to HMO or PPO plans provided by major commercial payers. A relationship with iDrectDoc allows employers to connect employees directly to a DPC physician for their healthcare needs, which has proven to reduce health-related costs.
On June 10 of this year, the IRS released proposed regulations stating that, via an HRA, employers may now reimburse employees for DPC payments. This allows both the employer and employee to bypass the necessity of being mired in the bureaucracy and heavy administrative lift of working with large commercial insurers. The IRS is accepting comments on the proposed regulations through August 9.
The current financial and public health situation in the US has created the perfect storm to make DPC telehealth a necessity. Large employers are struggling financially after months of business closures mandated due to the COVID-19 crisis, hospitals are overcrowded while physicians’ offices are practically empty, and telehealth has become the norm as patients seek to avoid contracting the disease. For self-insured employers, offering employees DPC options through iDrectDoc addresses all these challenges.
iDirectDoc is a telemedicine solution whose mission is to make quality healthcare accessible to all who need it, regardless of financial or geographic limitations. iDirectDoc offers physicians a turnkey direct primary care solution that prioritizes the patient-physician relationship, eliminates payer bureaucracy and eliminates unnecessary administration. The iDirectDoc solution provides mobile-based, dynamic interactions that fulfill critical needs in the moment and facilitate direct communication with patients. It also improves efficiency regarding administrative tasks including order management and documentation, medication administration, appointments and scheduling, Comprehensive Health Records (CHR), and physician’s desk references. Visit idirectdoc.com/contact to learn more.