Telemedicine – making healthcare more affordable in today’s economy
Author: Loren Levitan - Licensed Producer
Publication Date: March 22, 2017
As most American’s already know, the cost of healthcare is skyrocketing, whether consumers get healthcare from work or buy it in the individual market. Premiums, deductibles, co-pays and more can destroy a family’s bank account. Frankly, sometimes many people don't want to or can't wait for a doctor's appointment to get treatment. Many times, medical needs arise after normal office hours. That leaves families with a choice, wait until they can get in to see a doctor or go to the emergency room, which can be costly. But what parent wants to take the chance of waiting, and why should they? Plus, every time consumers visits the doctor, there's a co-pay or some other out of pocket costs.
One of the fastest growing segments in the healthcare industry is Telemedicine. We often hear about reducing healthcare costs but increasing access. Telemedicine does exactly this – give families access to Board Certified Doctors around the clock, 365 days a year. Plus, companies like My Staff Privileges are making Telemedicine even more affordable by bundling it with other great benefits. By pulling together Telemedicine with other benefits in an all-inclusive package, providers can lower their costs even more.
With Telemedicine 24|7, members get unlimited, family access to live, Board-Certified / Telemedicine Credentialed Doctors 24/7/365. There are no co-pays, no deductibles, no out of pocket expenses. Best of all, the whole family is included. Members can talk with a live physician over the phone or by video on their computer or tablet or mobile device. Telemedicine 24|7 from My Staff Privileges is available in all 50 states and members can even establish a relationship with Board-Certified / Telemedicine Credentialed Doctors and see that same doctor on subsequent visits. Telemedicine doctors can prescribe and prescriptions are filled at local pharmacies. Medical information is safe and secure with HIPPA compliant electronic medical record platform.
Typically, to buy this Telemedicine benefit individually in the open market, it can cost between $29 - $35 a month. Plus, an additional $25 - $45 for each consultation/visit plus a setup charge. Members of My Staff Privileges, get complete Telemedicine coverage for the entire family, unlimited access plus five other valuable benefits, all included for only $19.95 a month.
So whether your family members has the cold or flu, allergies or sinus infections, ear aches or infections, pink eye, stye or eye conditions, sore throat, urinary tract infection, chronic coughing, bronchitis, skin issues, rashes or poison ivy, diarrhea/vomiting, sports injuries and more....members can feel free to contact a doctor any time without having to wait.
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