Accessibility Churns Success
Employers are making healthcare more effective by offering medical services at or nearby the worksite. By handling all administration and operations, onsite care experts can help shift attention from disease management to disease prevention. Over 30 employee health and wellness centers in Florida are drastically reducing health costs through the help of Crowne Consulting Group, Inc. and medical partnerships.
Onsite care extends benefits of free office visits, screenings, and increased physician face-time for employees. Employers can stick with their current healthcare plan and benefits provider. The only difference is that the employees now have the option to handle medical appointments and wellness visits at the worksite rather than at more costly outside providers.
“Costs for operating an onsite health center can be 60 percent less than paying for a fee-for-service model,” said Ray Tomlinson, president of Crowne Consulting Group. “And it’s not just employers seeing the savings – the employees are also reaping the benefits through the increased accessibility to care.”
Utilization proves to be high because employee health centers offer on-demand medical service for employees, their dependents, and the retiree population for no out-of-pocket costs.
- With a free and reliable health center nearby, employees are more likely to keep chronic issues, such as hypertension and diabetes, in check.
- Workers are equipped to take better care of themselves, while also taking less time off and requiring fewer serious medical procedures.
- Quality healthcare in a convenient location reduces costs to employees, and, by extension, taxpayers.
Employers can experience additional savings and services when the workers’ compensation program is integrated with an onsite-health-center model. One Florida school district slashed their Worker’s Compensation costs by 50 percent in one year. Crowne and their medical partners have also teamed with top-rated firms to bring insurance products and management services for fully-insured and self-insured school districts.
When considering onsite care, it’s important to ask the right questions to ensure your operators are able to meet and exceed your needs for lowering health costs while making quality care more accessible to your employees. With expertise in serving public sector employers such as school boards, city and county government, as well as private organizations – Crowne specializes in making healthcare more accessible and more affordable.