DirectNet, LLC, a local healthcare management company, has announced that Meredith Huffman recently joined the firm as an Account Executive. In her new role, Meredith will work closely with leaders across the DirectNet community to help them tailor solutions to their healthcare needs.
Throughout her career, Meredith has sought to understand all sides of healthcare delivery. Since completing her master's degree in Healthcare Administration, she has worked in direct care, healthcare marketing, and hospital human resources and most recently in practice management. A Hickory native, Meredith is excited for the opportunity to work with local leaders to help them look at their health benefit structure through a new lens and improve health outcomes for the local population.
Founded in 2004, DirectNet partners with employers across western North Carolina and Ohio to help them improve the quality of their medical and prescription benefits programs while containing costs. With a focus on preventive medicine, DirectNet maintains a local PPO (Preferred Provider Network), manages on-site health clinics, audits medical claims, and provides vendor management and consulting services to participating employers. By participating in the DirectNet Patient Centered Medical Home program, employers can eliminate barriers to accessing primary care and reduce hospital and emergency room visits due to preventable conditions. DirectNet also supports the belief that changes in healthcare work best at the local level by facilitating communication between providers and employers to find meaningful ways to help employees take charge of their health. Self-insured employers interested in learning more about DirectNet and getting "Healthy Together" are encouraged to contact Cathie Pettit at 828-485-4333.