July 23, 2021
Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is partnering with MDsave to help increase access to healthcare for patients with high-deductible health insurance plans or who have no health insurance.
Through the MDsave platform, patients can view a variety of discounted medical procedures available to individuals who pre-pay for the procedures.
“Out-of-pocket expenses for individuals and families without insurance or with high deductibles can be a barrier to preventive procedures and other kinds of care that could possibly help these patients avoid more serious health issues,” said Brad White, Cheyenne Regional’s revenue cycle administrator. “CRMC and MDsave are working together to provide a better option for these patients.”
CRMC currently offers several lab, physical therapy, occupational therapy, radiology and nuclear medicine services and procedures through MDsave. Additional CRMC procedures are expected to become available on MDsave in the coming months.
“The price posted on the MDsave website is what the person pays. That price includes all costs associated with the procedure, including physician billing,” White said. “This up-front price transparency means there is no surprise billing for the patient.”
White said that the procedures offered on MDsave are typically priced lower because the process is simple and does not involve a lot of the back and forth that can happen when working with health insurance companies.
“The MDsave platform allows us to engage patients with transparent pricing for the service they require,” White said, adding that when patients purchase a medical service or procedure offered on MDsave, “they have a complete understanding of their financial responsibility.”
MDsave’s website allows patients to search geographically by procedure, provider, specialty or ailment and to compare pricing.
“The process is simple,” White said. “The patient chooses the best option, adds it to their cart and checks out online. The price that is posted is what the patient pays.”
The other benefit of this service is that patients can use their HSA, FSA or HRA funds to pay for the procedure. They can also access their MDsave purchase history at any time on the MDsave website, located at www.mdsave.com.
Anyone except those on Medicare and Medicaid or those who are using their health insurance can purchase procedures on the MDsave marketplace prior to or at registration for the procedure at CRMC.
“Working with Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, we are taking an important step toward making healthcare more accessible and affordable,” said Paul Ketchel, MDsave co-founder and chief executive officer. “We know that the cost of preventive treatments is often a factor in consumers neglecting to have them. We hope that our strategic alliance will increase access to quality medical care.”
MDsave currently partners with more than 320 hospitals offering more than 1,680 procedures in 37 states.
More information about MDsave is available by going to www.mdsave.com or calling MDsave at 1-877-461-2491 or CRMC’s Patient Access Department at (307) 633-7630.
Launched in June 2012, MDsave is the world’s first online healthcare marketplace, bringing together patients seeking affordable, quality care with providers offering trustworthy services at fair prices.