Many employers are continuing to experience massive year-over-year increases to healthcare costs, as much as an average of $12,591 per employee per year, as revealed by the HRET/Kaiser Family Foundation’s 2015 report. With the added hurdle of an estimated shortage of physicians by 2025, estimated at around 20,000 and 30,000, employers are looking beyond traditional health plan designs to increase value and lower overall costs.
One municipality turned to CareATC, Inc. to implement a shared-site clinic with another nearby entity. In the first two years of operation, the program achieved 88% engagement of high-risk individuals, a 27% reduction in emergency room visit costs, and a savings of $74,787 on prescriptions alone. Read how they achieved this.