SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PokitDok today announced a strategic alliance with Doctor On Demand, the next generation telemedicine provider that offers Video Visits with Board Certified Physicians, Psychologists, and other providers. In its mission to streamline the operations behind all healthcare delivery, PokitDok is lifting time-consuming administrative burdens tied to virtual medical visits. The alliance allows eligibility to be seamlessly verified and claims data to be automatically submitted for those using qualified employer sponsored health plans.
The global telemedicine technology market is expected to reach $43B in 2019, paved in part by 22 states and the District of Columbia requiring private insurers to cover telehealth the same way they cover in-person healthcare services. The rapid adoption and popularity of telemedicine for non-emergent conditions ranging anywhere from colds, flus, UTIs, and upper respiratory infections, has made Doctor On Demand’s breakthrough technology a popular choice for employers, health plans, and consumers in general. Employers and health plans save money by reducing urgent care and emergency room usage, and employees gain access to quality care in the comfort of their own home.
"At Doctor On Demand, we help employers reduce their healthcare costs while providing easy access to some of the best doctors and other providers in the country. Employers and patients want the ability to use Doctor On Demand's service through their insurance plan,” said Adam Jackson, Co-founder and CEO, Doctor On Demand. “PokitDok's suite of APIs allows us to do that by checking the patient's eligibility and then submitting a claim for their visit directly to the insurance provider.”
Doctor On Demand is using PokitDok’s application programming interfaces (APIs) to accelerate information exchange to determine what services are covered by health insurance and to submit claims for medical care across PokitDok’s 177 insurance partners, which represent 79% of covered lives nationwide. The APIs enable consumers and self-insured employers to use telehealth services through their insurance plan. Doctor On Demand has a network of more than 1400 Board Certified physicians and 300 psychologists overseen by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pat Basu, M.D., a former Stanford physician and White House fellow.
“By licensing our APIs, Doctor On Demand is helping improve their patient experience by seamlessly connecting to insurance eligibility and submitting a claim for treatment in real-time behind the scenes so focus remains on the patient-physician conversation, where it should be.” Said Lisa Maki, CEO of PokitDok, “This is yet another great example of how the PokitDok Platform can be used to streamline the operations behind healthcare delivery."
Last month PokitDok announced another strategic relationship with telehealth provider Healthiest You, as their suite of API solutions has proven useful for the telehealth sector in particular. Telemedicine providers and health systems interested in using PokitDok’s suite of telehealth solutions can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up directly www.pokitdok.com/enterprise.
About Doctor On Demand
Doctor On Demand is a healthcare service that provides Video Visits with Board Certified physicians, psychologists, and lactation consultants via smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers. Patients simply download the Doctor On Demand app on a smartphone or tablet or visit www.doctorondemand.com on their desktop computer, provide a list of their symptoms, and are instantly connected to a doctor licensed in their state for a video visit. Doctor On Demand delivers services through employers, health systems, health plans, and direct to consumers. Entrepreneurs Jay McGraw, Dr. Phil McGraw, and Adam Jackson founded the company in 2012 to provide fast, easy, and cost-effective access to high quality medical and behavioral health care. Doctor On Demand is based in San Francisco and has raised $24 million from Venrock, Shasta Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Lerer Ventures, angel investor Sir Richard Branson, and Athena Health CEO Jonathan Bush. To learn more, please visit www.doctorondemand.com.
PokitDok is a HIPAA-compliant cloud-based platform for one-click healthcare transactions, connecting consumers directly with practitioners in a transparent, e-commerce experience. PokitDok provides Enterprise access to market-driven provider, treatment, pricing and scheduling information through Application Programming Interfaces (API), plus X12 claims, authorization, eligibility and referrals solutions. Health systems, technology providers and start-ups seeking to reduce expenses and streamline health-related business processes can sign up at platform.pokitdok.com to request an API key. PokitDok is based in San Mateo, CA and Charleston, SC and is backed by New Atlantic Ventures, Rogers Venture Partners, and Subtraction Capital.