Episode # 223 – Meet Ashok Subramanian (CEO) and Dr. Jane Sailer (Medical Director) of Centivo, a High Quality, Well-Coordinated Primary Care Offering Married with Direct Contracts with Fair Priced Providers Leading to 20-30% Savings for Employers.

In this episode of Primary Care Cures, Ron dives into the world of healthcare inefficiency with special guests Ashok Subramanian CEO of Centivo and Dr. Jane Sailer, Medical Director of Centivo. The crux of the issue? The glaring inefficiencies that leave clinicians with only a fraction of the compensation they rightfully deserve while large corporations rake in the majority. As we unravel the intricate web of healthcare economics, we discover how benefits and costs have become unfavorable for everyday Americans. Tune into to learn how these innovators are revolutionizing the healthcare landscape and paving the way for a more equitable and efficient system that puts patients and their well-being at the forefront.

Ashok Subramanian

Ashok Subramanian, Founder/CEO of Centivo, a new type of health plan for self-funded employers is working with some of the largest insurance providers like Mount Sinai, Penn Medicine, Ascension and Cigna to bring affordable, high-quality healthcare to the millions of workers who struggle to pay their medical bills and its all through a curated plan and user-friendly app.

Ashok started Centivo after observing the inefficiency in the healthcare system and lack of free primary care, predictable copays and zero deductibles.The companies that offer Centivo are now paying an average of only $409 per year in out-of-pocket costs, compared to the national average of over $1,600 per year. And employers are saving 21% on total medical costs through Centivo, when compared to industry benchmarks.

Prior to Centivo, Ashok founded Liazon, operator of the nation’s industry-leading private benefits exchange for active employees, and also held positions at McKinsey and Co., a global management consulting firm, where he served as leader of the firm’s healthcare and private equity practices.

Dr. Jane Sailer

Dr. Sailer is the Medical Director and a physician in Centivo’s Virtual Primary Care practice. Jane brings over 25 years of experience in Family Medicine to the practice.

She has spent most of her career practicing in medically underserved settings where she enjoyed building relationships with families and their communities. She has had the opportunity to create and manage two outpatient clinics and has served as medical director of a community health center and a nursing facility.

Previously, Jane served as chief medical officer and sole provider for 2,000 patients at the Rockbridge Area Health Center. She also was the founder and co-owner of Tidewater Family Medicine, where she created and managed the outpatient primary care office. Additionally, Jane was co-owner and administrator for Maury River Family Practice, which brought care to medically underserved areas of Rockbridge County, Virginia.

Jane holds an M.D. from The Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.

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