Understanding the level of primary care engagement from your general population, and more specifically those with chronic conditions, is essential to your plan members' health and the overall health of your benefits plan.
In 2019, we published a HORANalytics Databyte® that demonstrated the importance of primary care. Our analysis showed that plan members who were not engaged with a primary care physician (PCP) cost an employer health plan 11% more per member per year than plan members that did engage.
In fact, our analysis showed that although the plan members who visited their PCP annually had an increased health risk than those who did not engage, regular PCP engagement led to lower annual costs for these members.
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