What is Value-Based Care and What Does it Mean for Patients?

You may have heard the term “value-based care” at your doctor’s office or on the news, but do you know what it really means? Value-based care is a transformation of…

What Does High-Quality Care Really Mean?

Most people want high-quality products and services—whether its produce, electronics, auto repairs or a massage, we want our purchases to be affordable and dependable. The same is true in healthcare,…

What are Annual Wellness Visits?

Annual wellness visits (AWVs) are yearly appointments with your primary care provider to create and discuss your personalized health plan. These visits are 100% covered by Medicare and are an…

The Case for Primary Care: Why Everyone Needs a Primary Care Physician

More people are choosing to forgo primary care now than ever before. In Utah, specifically, roughly one in three men and one in five women do not have a primary…

What is an Accountable Care Organization?

An accountable care organization (ACO) is an accredited group of healthcare professionals that share responsibility for their patients’ health outcomes and work together to accomplish three goals: Reduce the cost…

If I Have Health Insurance, Why Should I Care About How Much Healthcare Costs?

As patients, we use health insurance to help cover the costs of our medical care, but because we have insurance, and because of the way that healthcare payments have been…

How Well Do You Understand Your Health?

Are you confident in filling out medical forms by yourself? Do you know how much your deductible is? Can you correctly identify where your kidneys are? Do you understand how…

5 Tips to Be a Smart Healthcare Consumer

Imagine you are buying a car. Where do you start? Like many people, you’ll probably begin the process by identifying which type of car will fit your needs. If you…

How to Empower Your Employees to Make Better Healthcare Decisions

A 2018 study by Accenture found more than half of healthcare consumers in the United States have low health literacy, which means they lack the ability to make appropriate healthcare…

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6 Tips to Self-Manage Multiple Chronic Conditions

Chronic conditions (like asthma, diabetes or heart disease) are long-term conditions that require ongoing medical care. One in four Americans has more than one chronic condition, according to the Centers…