DALLAS - Accresa, a Dallas-based healthcare technology provider, is partnering with health systems in Dallas and select markets across the country to make promising healthcare solutions like direct primary care (DPC) more widely available and more easily scalable within the framework of an employer-sponsored health plan. Direct primary care is an emerging payment and healthcare delivery model that provides patients access to a core set of primary and preventive care services under a fixed, monthly membership rate. Through this approach, a growing number of progressive employers, payers, and healthcare providers have succeeded in driving down costs while offering patients improved access to high-quality primary care.
Most recently, Accresa has teamed up with Baylor Scott & White Health to expand DPC benefit options and offerings for Dallas-based employers and employees. Baylor Scott & White intends to build out a new DPC program to meet growing employer demand with the support of Accresa, whose proprietary software delivers the administrative interface and payments mechanisms required to bridge the gap between employers and health systems. The Accresa technology was designed to help health systems, like Baylor Scott & White, more efficiently manage direct contracts for emerging benefit models like direct primary care, while also offering the flexibility to scale quickly into new markets and customize plan offerings in response to evolving employer needs.
According to William Short, Chief Executive Officer of Accresa and its parent company, Ameriflex, “We are incredibly optimistic at the results we’ve seen, already, as emerging models like direct primary care become more mainstream and accessible to employers. Our role, and what our technology was designed to do, is to help the model scale so that more Americans can benefit from the savings and improved outcomes it has shown to deliver.”
Baylor Scott & White’s DPC program is being rolled out across a select number of clinic locations this year, with further extension planned throughout 2020. Baylor Scott & White joins a growing number of health systems and healthcare providers that are currently leveraging Accresa’s technology to facilitate the adoption of direct primary care offerings for group health plans.