October 12, 2021
  • Northwell Health announced it will provide health benefits to its 75,000 employees and dependents through a new direct contracting system at the start of the next year. The not-for-profit integrated health system has expanded the partnership with Northwell Direct, a for-profit subsidiary it launched last year that uses a direct network contracting approach with providers rather than traditional insurers. Northwell Direct said that a pilot of its approach generally lowered employer health care costs by 20 percent, compared to traditional insurance plans. (Article here)