By TIMOTHY MAGAW | Jan 27, 2018
A few Northeast Ohio employers are looking westward for a solution to rising health care costs. Enter Paladina Health, a Denver-based primary care outfit that is quietly making an entrance in Ohio with the ultimate goal of disrupting the patient-doctor relationship. Consider it primary care on steroids for middle-market companies. Patients have direct access to their docs, 24/7 phone access for urgent needs and no co-pays. At its core, the model revolves around the concept that a doc with a smaller caseload can take better care of patients — and ultimately lower an employer’s health care spend by focusing on prevention rather than utilization.
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