National direct primary care provider Everside Health LLC (Everside), formerly Paladina Health, Activate Healthcare, Healthstat and R-Health, announces a national partnership with ATI Physical Therapy that aims to deliver greater access to care, lower costs and better treatment outcomes for patients and their employers.

The partnership combines Everside’s advanced value-based primary care experience with ATI’s innovative musculoskeletal (MSK) health services to provide preventative care while helping to reduce healthcare costs for both employers and patients. The significant overlap of the companies’ geographic footprints offers a powerful reach, with Everside operating more than 350 health centers in 34 states and ATI running more than 900 outpatient clinics in 25 states.

“ATI is a natural partner for us because its service delivery model and approach to providing worksite solutions align with ours,” said Gaurov Dayal, President of Everside Health. “Both companies are equally focused on providing better access and improved patient outcomes at lower costs. By bringing together our collective expertise and experience, we can deliver these benefits more efficiently to more patients.”

As part of Everside’s direct primary care model, the company offers preventive health services onsite or near employer workforces, as well as virtually. This approach has been successful in helping employees better manage a wide array of costly, chronic health problems, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. On average, employers on the Everside program save 17% on claims costs by year three and 31% by year five, based on retrospective savings analysis.

“With one of the largest patient databases in the country, ATI is proud to deliver industry-leading outcomes to our patients,” said Ray Wahl, COO of ATI Physical Therapy. “We are excited to have identified a partner with the same focus on superior care and helping employers deliver added value to their employees, while also dramatically saving on healthcare-related costs. We believe this strategic partnership will help shape how holistic healthcare is delivered and effectively integrated for cost savings for both the patient and employer.”

“Everside Health continues to seek out partners that add value to our existing products and services,” said Wesley Donohoe, Chief Product Officer for Everside Health. “ATI stands out as a leader in the industry with a proven approach to helping patients with MSK-related issues. We designed a truly integrated product to deliver an innovated experience for our patients and the ATI and Everside care teams.”

[Source(s): Everside Health, PR Newswire]