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Nebraska to Pilot Direct Primary Care in 2019 for State Employees

April 11, 2018

In a monumental step for the Direct Primary Care movement, on April 11th Nebraska lawmakers passed LB1119 which creates a pilot program to offer Direct Primary Care to state employees starting in 2019. The bill was sponsored by Ralston Sen. Merv Riepe, who has been a longtime advocate for DPC since he initially lead the charge for […]

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Direct Primary Care for Nebraska State Workers

February 8, 2018

Nebraska state employees might have a brand new healthcare offering coming in 2019: Direct Primary Care. This week, the Nebraska State Legislature heard from Senator Merv Riepe as he presented LB-1119, a bill that would allow state employees to enroll in a Direct Primary Care plan. Under this new type of health plan, employees of […]

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Time Health Transitions Members to Strada Healthcare

January 30, 2018

Strada Healthcare is Nebraska’s largest Direct Primary Care provider and is excited to announce that it recently reached an agreement with Time Health to transition Time Health members to Strada Healthcare. Members of Time Health have been notified of this change are welcome to choose from any of Strada Healthcare’s multiple locations in the greater-Omaha […]

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What Is Your Health Insurance Actually Purchasing?

January 6, 2018

By Joel Bessmer, MD Year after year, employers hand out unlimited company credit cards also known as medical insurance cards for their employees to purchase their medical care, and very few receive back any data showing what their employees actually purchased. Imagine you are a business owner and you hand one of your sales reps […]

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3 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep in 2018

December 29, 2017

By Joel Bessmer, MD It’s that time of year again. The time when most Americans will reflect on the past and set healthier goals for the future. Too often, however, the novelty of a “New Year, New You” wears off around mid-February and people fall back into old habits. In my years of practicing medicine […]

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Direct Care Model Saves Employer Thousands on Health Insurance

October 21, 2017

What is Strada Healthcare: Strada Healthcare, Nebraska’s largest Direct Primary Care (DPC) practice, partnered with Burton Plumbing Services Inc. in 2017 to provide employees with improved access to primary care. Strada is a disruptive model of healthcare which removes the headache of health insurance while providing nearly unlimited primary care for a low cost, monthly […]

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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Still In The Waiting Room

August 1, 2017

There is something rotten in the state of medicine, especially family medicine. Merritt Hawkins has recently reported that the average wait time for an appointment with a family physician is 29.5 days. That’s almost an entire month of waiting. A month in between when you, or your child, need to be seen and when the […]

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Iowa’s Last Insurance Exchange Hope and the Future of Healthcare

July 7, 2017

By Justin Horn, CSFS Another example of the drama playing out with America’s health insurance system is in Iowa’s individual health insurance exchange.  That state has seen insurance carriers dropping out like flies.  Within a few days earlier this year both Aetna and Wellmark Blue Cross announced they would not be offering plans in 2018.  […]

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High-Tech Apps and Old-Fashioned Caring

July 7, 2017

By Lisa Fisher, MHA, RN What we introduced as cutting-edge and convenient has proven to us to be an asset in ways we never even imagined. Many times an appointment with a provider is loaded with information…..test results, diagnoses, action plans, medication changes, etc. Strada patients can utilize the Spruce app to connect with their […]

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The Importance of a Healthy Lifestyle

July 6, 2017

By Don Scarborough, MS, PA-C Every food, drink, stress, cigarette, physical activity, or lack thereof, leads each of us toward health or disease.  Often, we put highly addictive, processed food in our mouth that looks and acts nothing like the food of our ancestors.  The food of our ancestors was whole food, grown and raised on a farm or in the back yard, it came from the earth and was the majority of calories consumed.  They would expend many calories to grow food, hunt, gather, and prepare their food […]

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