Spira Care will open its ninth location at 3717 S. Whitney Ave. in Independence, Missouri, by late 2022/early 2023. With Care Centers conveniently located across the Kansas City metro area, Spira Care continues to expand its footprint as membership grows.
It’s about the relationship
At Spira Care Centers, patient-centered Care Teams consist of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, behavioral health consultants, health coaches, and diabetes educators. Removing barriers to care is critical to Spira Care’s vision; this is realized, in part, by removing financial barriers to needed primary, preventive, and sick care.
Offering a personal, simplified experience focused on the whole person, the Spira Care model allows more time for providers to listen to patients, address health concerns, and support wellness goals. Care Guides are available to help patients understand their care plans, coordinate care, and explain health insurance benefits. Spira Care has five years of data to illustrate its success in driving down healthcare costs and reducing the overall total cost of care for employers.
“Spira Care is one of the first primary care practices in the region to offer integrated behavioral health—identifying and treating the unmet behavioral health needs that so often accompany medical conditions and contribute to unfavorable clinical and cost outcomes,” said Dr. Becky Gernon, DVP, Spira Care Medical Director.
Data from Spira Care shows one of the most important drivers of health is a continuous relationship with a primary care provider. Advanced primary care improves health outcomes, lowers healthcare costs for employees and employers, and increases patient satisfaction. For employers, this means enhanced productivity and a healthier workforce.
For employer groups that offer plans with Spira Care, you can download the Spira Care playbook to educate your employees about Spira Care and encourage them to make an appointment at a nearby Care Center.
If you are interested in offering a Blue KC plan that gives your employees exclusive access to Spira Care Centers, contact your Blue KC representative.