COLLINSVILLE, Connecticut, October 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — It was announced today that Emry Health, a healthcare navigation company, has partnered with UBERDOC, a marketplace for direct-pay healthcare goods and services. UBERDOC offers priority access to in-person and virtual appointments with 4,000 doctors and surgeons nationwide within 24-48 hours at transparent, guaranteed rates.
“Our partnership with Emry helps expand our mission to make healthcare more accessible and affordable for people, regardless of their health plan,” said Dr. Paula MutoCEO and founder of UBERDOC.
Specialists who are part of UBERDOC’s national network maintain dedicated availability to provide patients with care in hours and days instead of weeks. Unlike insurance, the guaranteed price is paid at the time of service, so members never receive surprise bills after their appointment.
“Getting a second opinion or waiting for a referral or prior authorization can drag out the timeline for a patient seeking care,” says Emry’s president Derek Fitteron. “Our partnership with UBERDOC furthers our goal of helping patients avoid unnecessary emergency care or emergency room visits and surprise bills for non-emergency situations.”
Employees of companies that contract with Emry gain access to high-quality, discounted direct-to-patient prices from providers and facilities for general health procedures and services through the MyPrice platform—which now includes UBERDOC’s physician list.
“As high-deductible health plans have become the norm, patients are increasingly paying out-of-pocket for many health care services,” says DJ Denton, vice president of network development at Goodroot, which has started and grown companies, including Emry, that are dedicated of increasing access and affordability in healthcare. “The addition of UBERDOC’s physician list greatly strengthens the MyPrice platform and enables patients to pay lower prices and be seen quickly.”
Employees can use their flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts to pay for MyPrice visits, which can be applied to the patient’s deductible and are easily reimbursed with an employee health reimbursement agreement. By proactively offering options like MyPrice, Emry augments an employee’s existing health benefits package, reducing costs for both the employee and the employer.
“There is a growing trend of dissatisfaction from both employees and employers with rising health care costs,” Fitteron says. “While most employers want to do the right thing for their employees and offer meaningful, comprehensive benefits, the fact remains that skyrocketing benefit costs often force them into high-deductible plans. Through partnerships with companies like UBERDOC, Emry is dedicated to finding new ways to help patients access high-quality care while reducing benefits costs.”
Emri is a member of Goodroot, a community of companies reinventing healthcare one system at a time. With a shared mission to increase healthcare affordability and access, Goodroot provides the business infrastructure to help forward-thinking healthcare professionals launch their own companies to fix chronic problems in the system. Goodroot’s partner companies — AlignRx, Breez, CoeoRx, Emry Health, Penstock, RemedyOne and Sola — offer innovative services and strategic guidance to healthcare stakeholders such as employers, brokers, PBMs, health plans, third-party administrators, pharmaceutical manufacturers and hospitals. Visit emryhealth.com and goodrootinc.com.
UBERDOC is an innovative healthcare platform that connects patients with available certified doctors and specialists for in-person and telemedicine appointments at a transparent cost. The company provides direct access with no phone calls, no waiting, no insurance approvals or referrals, and no surprise bills. UBERDOC is convenient and easy to use for both doctor and patient. See the right doctor now at uber-docs.com
SOURCE Emry Health