Artesia General Hospital and MDsave Partner to Increase Access to Medical Care for Southeast New Mexico Patients
ARTESIA, NM – With an ever-increasing number of Americans paying out of pocket for healthcare, Artesia General Hospital is taking steps to help these patients get the medical care they need, when they need it. By partnering with online healthcare marketplace MDsave, Artesia General Hospital is providing a new way for patients to buy their medical services upfront at discounted prices that are bundled together with related fees—which means no more surprise bills.
“This is the same high-quality care that patients expect at Artesia General Hospital,” said Cory Yates, CFO. “We are able to offer our self-pay patients better prices through MDsave because of tremendously increased administrative efficiency.”
Artesia General Hospital will first be offering Lab and Radiology services through MDsave, with the hopes of expanding to other service lines in the future. These services will be offered at a fixed price so there are never any surprise bills. For those who may need assistance, Artesia General Hospital will also be offering CareCredit, a financing partner of MDsave.
MDsave is dedicated to making healthcare accessible to everyone by empowering patients to make informed decisions about their care. The MDsave online marketplace is built on the principles of affordability, transparency and “shopability,” giving patients the ability to shop and compare pre-negotiated, bundled prices for their services—and then immediately act on that information.
“Working with Artesia General Hospital, we are taking an important step toward making healthcare more accessible and affordable,” said MDsave CEO Paul Ketchel. “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 and, as a result, help save lives.”
Co-located in Brentwood, Tenn. and San Francisco, Calif., MDsave is the world’s first online healthcare marketplace, bringing together patients seeking affordable, reliable care with providers offering high-quality services at fair prices. Using cutting-edge technology, MDsave simplifies the healthcare billing process for patients and providers alike through negotiated rates, bundled pricing, and upfront payment. The MDsave marketplace also helps employers and payers offer more value to employees and policyholders with out-of-pocket deductible costs. Launched in June 2012, the company offers a wealth of information on its website about common procedures. For more information, visit http://www.mdsave.com.