Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Interesting Article about Consumer Directed Care

Interesting article about consumer directed care.  The shift to high deductible plans really enables direct practice models to flourish.  I found my patients preferred paying me directly in combination with high deductible plan.  

Down Economy, Continuing Health Care Cost Increases Spur Large Employers to Offer Consumer-Directed Health Plans

Annual health care benefit cost increases running at twice the rate of inflation, coupled with an economy in freefall, are pushing a growing number of large employers to offer consumer-directed health (CDH) plans, the forthcoming 14th annual National Business Group on Health/Watson Wyatt Employer Survey on Purchasing Value in Health Care finds. Many of these employers will be offering their employees incentives to join these plans during 2009. And large employers that are offering CDH plans are now showing promising cost trending results....Read Full Story

Natalie Hodge MD FAAP

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