This morning, Sherpaa made it an affordable no-brainer for all employers to deploy Virtual Primary Care and invest strategically over time in a primary care strategy that reduces traditional fee-for-service claims. Employers can now share the cost of care from Sherpaa doctors with employees by covering:
- 10%, 25%, 50%, or 75% of the cost of care from Sherpaa doctors
- 100% of the cost of care from Sherpaa doctors
Brokers and benefits consultants, now there’s really no reason at all for every single one of your clients to have a primary care strategy. Every company, big and small, needs one.
So if employers just want to test the VPC water, they can choose to cover 10% of the cost and offer every employee full-scope primary care available within minutes at a flat, transparent, anti-fee-for-service rate. And year two maybe they decide they want to cover 50% of the cost while year three they invest fully in a primary care strategy and cover 100% of the cost and maximize VPC usage. Here’s what happens to claims when VPC is maximized.
Years from now, everyone will go online first to get care before they spend the time and money on any in-person doctor visit.
This is inevitable. And there’s precedence with Ping An, a Chinese healthcare services company with 93M registered users doing ~400,000 online doctor visits per day.
Getting there here in America means making scalable primary care as affordable as possible to as many people as possible. This is one major step toward that goal.