Samie Moore becomes SVP, National Accounts at Paladina Health
Denver, Colorado-based direct primary care provider Paladina Health in October 2020 announced that it has hired Samie Moore to fill the newly created position of Senior Vice President, National Accounts, Healthcare Strategy, Benefits & Innovation.
Paladina Health created the new role following its acquisition of Healthstat, after which it will operate more than 350 employer-sponsored onsite and near-site clinics in 35 U.S. states, up from the current 120 health clinics in 19 states.
Samie joins Paladina Health from Aetna where she was Director of New Product Development. Previously, she led the Global Benefits Center of Excellence (COE) at Whirlpool, served as a senior health and welfare consultant in Milliman’s health and welfare benefits consulting practice; and was Principal at the greater-Boston-area branch of Mercer, specializing in Health & Welfare benefits.
Samie holds a BAA, Summa Cum Laude with Departmental Honors in Finance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management as well as a Certificate in International and Business Economics, European Union, from the University of Copenhagen.
Direct Primary Care
According to the company, Paladina’s direct primary care provider business model is “literally transforming the way health care is delivered in the U.S.”. The “direct primary care provider” model is a patient-centric healthcare delivery model that aligns incentives to benefit the patient, the physician and the benefit provider, all while reducing the total cost of care. Patients receive convenient, low- or no-cost access to physicians and 24/7 virtual care, reducing the need for costly emergency room use.
According to a study conducted in May 2020 by actuarial consultancy Milliman on behalf of the Society of Actuaries, Direct Primary Care: Evaluating a New Model of Delivery and Financing, typical quantifiable direct primary care results represent 20% lower total healthcare costs compared to traditional models driven through reduction in ER utilization, inpatient admissions, and unnecessary testing. Additional research indicates up to 79% savings on members with four or more chronic conditions. Results also show 97% and 96% patient and provider satisfaction, respectively.