What are the benefits of using a medical home?
There are many benefits of having a medical home.
ER wait times are based on the urgency of your medical problem, which means you could be waiting all day! But not as likely at a medical home. The average wait time is 15-45 minutes in a medical home compared to an average 2.4 hours at an ER.
Those with consistent care typically live a healthier life. When you have a medical home, your records are quickly accessed and the doctor usually knows your history that can result in more consistent and quicker care.
By using a medical home, healthcare costs are cheaper for you, the insurance company, and the hospital.
Did You Also Know…
In 2014, more than 75 million people complained they were having problems paying off medical debt; medical debt is the number 1 cause of bankruptcy.*
A visit to an ER for strep throat is approximately $531 vs. $111 at a Medical Home.*
Insurance plans offer lower copays at a Medical Home visit than an ER visit; $25-$50 VS. $100 or more.*
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