FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Employees Can Now See if Their Medical Providers are In-Network in Simple, Unified Portal
CHICAGO - (September 14, 2016) - Maestro Health™, a leading all-in employee health and benefits company, today announced the launch of Shop by Doc™ on its health and benefits platform, maestroEDGE™. Medical plan selection choices will now resemble the online shopping experience that consumers have come to love and expect: simple, intuitive and, above all, easy to find a health plan that works best for them and their family.
“People love their doctors, and knowing whether theirs is ‘in-network’ is a big factor when deciding which medical plan to select,” said Tony Dillon, Chief Technology and Privacy Officer, Maestro Health. “We questioned why the ease and convenience of an online shopping experience couldn’t apply to health benefits. With the Shop by Doc decision support tool now an integral component of our maestroEDGE platform, we’ve removed the complicated rerouting to external provider sites traditionally experienced when comparing plans. Consumers deserve a consistent and personalized shopping experience they’re used to in all other aspects of their lives.”
Many Americans, regardless of age group or demographic, have established relationships with their physicians that are deeply personal and meaningful. Yet, as consumers enroll in healthcare plans, they often do not have basic access to information in order to answer a simple question: is my doctor available within this plan? Given the multi-generational preference to select plans based on provider networks, Maestro Health recognized the need to integrate a tool that would better serve these personal priorities.
“Selecting the right medical plan to fit your needs and having access to the doctor you know and trust shouldn’t be cumbersome. Thanks to the maestroEDGE platform, it won’t be. All the information employees need to know about their plan networks, costs, and doctors are delivered in a unified platform. No rerouting. No third party sites. Everything is located in one spot for a simple, convenient experience. That’s the difference,” added Dillon.
Maestro Health has partnered with Vericred, Inc. – a health care data services company committed to bringing innovation and transparency to health insurance – to provide accurate, dynamic, and quality-driven information to consumers through Shop by Doc. The tool utilizes Vericred’s provider-network dataset to allow employees to enter in medical provider preference and then determine how many of those providers are available within the plans offered by their employer. The beauty is that employees can see if their providers are in-network without ever having to leave the maestroEDGE platform, reducing manual comparison and making plan selection more convenient and, ultimately, more beneficial to the employee.
“Technology is transforming the way healthcare is being offered and distributed, and Shop by Doc is a data platform on top of which we can build greater functionality and generate a more meaningful user experience,” said Michael Levin, Founder and CEO, Vericred. “It won’t be long before tools like this will be ubiquitous across the care delivery system; tools that can make information as readily accessible as possible and can provide the same level of choice that people have come to expect from the world of online retail.”
Combined with Maestro Health’s mSCORE – a number determined by employees’ lifestyle preferences and unique patient needs – maestroEDGE users can make the most informed decision on their plan selection through these data-driven tools. With the Shop By Doc integration, Maestro Health continues to make investments in improving the consumer experience by increasing personalized healthcare options and aligning features based on what is most important to them.
To learn more about Shop by Doc, and for pricing and availability, visit: http://www.maestrohealth.com/benefits-marketplace
About Maestro Health™
Maestro Health is an employee health & benefits company delivering an all-in platform that meets today’s needs of carriers, brokers, employers, and employees. Maestro Health owns and operates the four core solutions of a successful employee health & benefits strategy: HR Management (On-&-Off-Boarding, ACA Reporting & Ben Admin.), Benefits Marketplace (Private Exchange & Online Enrollment), Benefit Accounts (HSA/FSA), and Self-Funded Insurance (Medical TPA & Care Management). These solutions are unified on a simple tech-meets-service-platform to optimize and simplify the way employees and employers shop for, enroll in and live with their benefits. The Maestro Health mission is to make employee health & benefits people-friendly again. Visit www.maestrohealth.com