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The John Locke Foundation presents

Direct Primary Care: An Emerging Solution

with our special guest 

Mark Watson 
Executive Director, Human Resources
Union County


Monday, May 9, 2016
12 Noon

John Locke Foundation
200 W. Morgan Street, Raleigh

Free Event Open to the Public 


About This Presentation
Physicians, employers, and employees all seek a better option for the delivery of affordable primary care services. These common interests have merged into a primary care medical home model that is producing the sought after health improvements and financial results in Union County, North Carolina. In this presentation, Mark Watson will discuss the factors influencing the development of direct primary care for employer, self-funded health plans, the process of introducing the new concept into a conservative, public sector organization, and the results experienced. 

About Mark Watson
Mark Watson is the Executive Director of Human Resources for Union County Government, where he leads a full range of human resource and risk management services. As an early adopter of the consumer-driven healthcare model, his self-funded plan design re-engaged consumers of healthcare services to the degree it created over a decade of care continuity and financial stability to the benefit of plan participants, the public employer, and the taxpayers. Watson’s no-non-sense approach of challenging traditional methods of health and prescription benefit management, along with the assistance of his consulting team and staff, led to his integrating a transparent pricing model for prescription benefit management, use of clinical pharmacists as health coaches, and North Carolina's first direct primary care, medical home option into an employer, self-funded health plan.

Shaftesbury presentations are free and open to the public. Lunch is not available for purchase at the presentation. You are welcome to bring your lunch.


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