7 VPC Differentiators Compared to In-Person Primary Care
1.) Better Mental Health Support:
Rounding out May as Mental Health Month – VPC is taking a proactive approach to behavioral health as compared to in-person care. Recent research indicates patients who utilize virtual primary care are screened more regularly for signs of depression and anxiety. Moreover, a majority of patients express a preference for virtual care in both primary care and mental health, with 94% rating their virtual visits as “good” or “excellent”.
2.) Member Convenience:
Through video or phone consultations, patients can effortlessly connect with doctors at their convenience, regardless of time and location. Virtual primary care offers flexible scheduling, including off-hours and weekend appointments, eliminating the need for travel or taking time off work. In today’s demanding world of AI and increased workplace proficiency, Virtual Primary Care presents a more accessible alternative to the time demands of working parents. In-person appointments are hard to get and can result in weeks of waiting for availability.
3.) Extended Visits & Enhanced Trust:
In a virtual setting that veers away from the fee-for-service physician model, patients have the opportunity to spend more quality time with doctors. This allows for the customization of treatment plans that cater specifically to their health needs. On average, patients spend approximately 30 minutes with their virtual primary care doctors, a significant improvement compared to the mere 7 minutes spent during in-person visits.
4.) Improved Care Coordination:
Virtual care proves to be a “more convenient, more accessible, and equally effective means of primary care” when it comes to managing chronic diseases and preventive care. Within the virtual primary care setting, doctors and care teams engage in hands-on, value-based care, offering thoughtful referrals and seamless care navigation.
5.) Enhanced Access:
Almost one in three Americans reside in areas with a scarcity of primary health providers. Virtual primary care expands access to doctors and eliminates geographic limitations, ensuring individuals can receive the care they need.
6.) Proactive Approach:
Virtual primary care doctors who operate independently of large medical systems possess greater autonomy and time to prioritize the best interests of their patients, unburdened by reimbursement constraints or the demands of large hospital management. This proactive approach involves reaching out to patients before and after visits to ensure they complete their appointments and adhere to care recommendations.
7.) Cost & Claims Free Solution:
Opting for a standalone virtual primary care solution eliminates copays and the need for medical claims for visits, reducing both patient and employer healthcare expenditure.
About Recuro Health
Recuro is an integrated digital health solutions company with a uniquely personalized, holistic, and proactive approach to virtual health. Recuro’s Digital Medical Home™ enables easy connectivity to virtual care, including primary and urgent care, behavioral health, at-home lab testing, and genomics testing, as well as a suite of supplemental benefits spanning pharmacy, care management and care navigation all on one platform. To learn more and to schedule a virtual demo visit recurohealth.com/contact/