SpendWell Partners with Leading Provider of Telehealth Services
MDLIVE’s on-demand health care delivery services will be available through the SpendWell marketplace
PORTLAND -- SpendWell HealthTM, an online marketplace for health care services, has signed an agreement with MDLIVE, a leading telehealth provider of online and on-demand health care delivery services and software that benefit patients, hospitals, employers, payers, physician practice groups and accountable care organizations. Through the partnership, MDLIVE can now expand the reach of its services through SpendWell’s e-commerce platform to consumers on high-deductible health plans.
SpendWell is building a nationwide online marketplace to give consumers with high deductibles a way to shop for quality routine health care services at competitive prices. The marketplace gives providers an opportunity to expand their business and treat more cash-pay patients with no financial risk.
“We are excited to partner with a company that is transforming how patients interact with health care,” stated Randy Parker, CEO of MDLIVE. “The SpendWell marketplace is a complementary extension of MDLIVE’s services.”
As high-deductible health plan adoption continues to grow, consumers bear more responsibility for health care costs. As a result, employers are exploring benefits like SpendWell to help their employees manage their health care spending while still receiving quality care.
“Providing MDLIVE’s services through the SpendWell marketplace reflects our commitment to providing innovative ways for consumers to shop for and experience health care services,” notes Marcee Chmait, President of SpendWell. “Consumers want options and providing 24/7 virtual access to doctors online and over the phone creates multiple health care touch points for consumers. Our passion for transforming how consumers experience health care is reflected in this partnership.”
Shopping with SpendWell is simple. Consumers search for health care providers and services, see reviews from other patients, determine their out-of-pocket costs for services, and pay online for selected services prior to the appointment. After the patient’s appointment, providers simply click to verify services and SpendWell releases the patient’s payment.
Examples of other health care services that will be available on SpendWellHealth.com include provider office visits, laboratory tests, imaging, outpatient procedures and specialty services from chiropractors and acupuncturists as well as speech, occupational and physical therapists.
SpendWell is currently building its provider base prior to offering the service to employer groups nationwide. The SpendWell service is expected to launch in early 2015. For more information about SpendWell, visitSpendWellHealth.com.