Dr. Scott Conard Says It’s Time to Address the Challenges of the ‘Old’ Primary Care Standard
Primary care is a cornerstone of any purchaser’s healthcare strategy. Based on the numbers alone, it presents a great opportunity to initiate early treatments and establish a continuous relationship with patients before, during, and after a medical need or in managing chronic conditions. But over the years, its overall effectiveness and impact have suffered due to misaligned reimbursement, lack of care coordination, and infrastructure limitations. These flaws have compromised the ability to support people with increased health needs and, particularly, to treat the whole person, rather than just the presenting condition.
That’s why our own Holmes Murphy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Scott Conard says there’s a serious business case to address the challenges with the “old” primary care standard and move it toward something new. Take a look at his article in BenefitsPRO titled “Employers look to advanced primary care for improved value, care and health.”