What Is Advanced Primary Care?
Advanced primary care turns standard fee-for-service healthcare upside down. As a model, it allows better access, trusted care teams, and appropriate specialty care. As a result, patients, providers, employers, and payers get the best healthcare experience of their lives.
Long term, advanced primary care creates a more efficient, effective, and accessible healthcare system that benefits not just employers, patients, and insurers, but their communities. People get healthier. Costs go down.
Say goodbye to the long waits, the frustratingly short appointments, the maze of specialty care, the high costs and stress — advanced primary care throws it out the window.
A foundation of true primary care
True primary care is primary care the way it was intended. It’s where patients and providers get the time they need to discuss health concerns, form meaningful relationships, and build trust. Care teams use empathetic listening and empower patients to take a proactive role in managing their health.
Advanced primary care does more
Advanced primary care builds on true primary care by adding in care coordination, informatics, and health coaching. Care coordination eliminates gaps in treatment that often result from specialty referrals. Informatics and claims data lead to effective population health initiatives. And, embedded health coaches guide patients toward better habits that address the root causes of health issues.
Better outcomes and lower cost
The advanced primary care model allows patients and providers to have the best health experience of their lives while reducing costs. Urgent and specialty care costs go down because providers have the time to engage with patients and coordinate high-value care. Engaged patients take ownership of their health and make better lifestyle choices that drive better long-term outcomes. And, engaged populations catalyze a culture of change that attracts others to improve their own health.