COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medikey™, a health data aggregator that empowers consumers and employers to take greater control over healthcare costs, today launched a partnership with Teladoc (NYSE:TDOC) and eDocAmerica to offer underinsured and uninsured consumers unprecedented access to quality, affordable medical care online or by telephone. A benefit once available only through employers and health plans, consumers can now access directly from Medikey™ this type of convenient, non-emergency care from board-certified physicians, nurses, psychologists, pharmacists, dentists and fitness experts for $50 annually.
“Our bundled toolsets enable consumers to make smarter healthcare choices,” says Joe Truscelli, founder and CEO, Medikey™, whose team helped to pioneer the current electronic data interchange rails in place, providing healthcare revenue cycle management tools for one-third of today's healthcare providers. “Combined with our unique retail and online digital channel partner agreements which connect to millions of Americans nationwide, Medikey fills the gap for the underinsured/uninsured consumer market. Today, we’re opening the floodgates for consumers to take advantage of many healthcare services -- like Teladoc and eDocAmerica -- which have not yet reached their true potential market penetration.”
The MediKey™ program enables consumers to email a physician and get a response within 24 hours at no charge. A $45 co-pay allows card holders to talk with a Teladoc physician via mobile devices, the internet, secure video and phone, and receive a personal response within an average of 10 minutes.
"Medikey™ is growing and evolving, with expanded offerings to include pricing and comparative shopping tools for any procedure -- from minor injuries to bypass surgery – as well as a medical tourism option to access care worldwide,” says Truscelli. “Our programs steer people away from costly ER visits, provide answers and options for saving money, and help to relieve the burden of unpaid medical bills, bad credit and bankruptcy.”
Medikey™ is a healthcare data aggregator providing consumers, third party administrators (TPAs), self-insured employers and insurance companies an online search engine for exact healthcare pricing and purchasing. Medikey™ enables smarter healthcare choices and cost savings with HIPAA-compliant technology. Visit www.YourMedikey.com, www.facebook.com/medikey, www.twitter.com/MyMedikey.
Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC) is the nation’s first and largest telehealth platform, delivering on-demand healthcare anytime, from almost anywhere via mobile devices, the internet, secure video and phone. More than 12.5 million U.S. members are connected to Teladoc’s network of over 2,000 board-certified, state-licensed physicians and behavioral health professionals who provide care for a wide range of non-emergency conditions. With a median response time of less than 10 minutes, Teladoc physicians will perform more than 525,000 telehealth visits in 2015. Teladoc and its physicians consistently earn a 95 percent member satisfaction rating or better, and Teladoc is the only telehealth company to be certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its physician credentialing process.
Recognized by MIT Technology Review as one of its "50 Smartest Companies 2015,” Teladoc works with health plans, employers, organizations and individuals to provide access to affordable, high-quality healthcare on demand. Teladoc is transforming the access, cost and quality dynamics of healthcare delivery. For more information, visit www.teladoc.com, www.twitter.com/teladoc, www.facebook.com/teladoc or www.linkedin.com/teladoc.