SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Launching the nation’s first online U.S. domestic hospital-shopping interactive platform designed to help self-funded employers and their workforces discover better care for less, DoctorGlobe today announced its flagship customer Claim DOC, LLC (Claim Doc). Sharing a commitment to lowering healthcare claims costs for self-insured plan sponsors and participants, the relationship will offer the proprietary DoctorGlobe solution, featuring an algorithm that ranks 120+ surgery procedures across 2,800+ hospitals nationwide by quality, distance and price.
“Launching DoctorGlobe with a key customer already in place to drive employer adoption and employee engagement will catapult market attention,” says Tibi Zohar, CEO, Doctor Globe, noting that the platform has special appeal to small-to-midsize and large plan sponsors, ERISA groups, labor unions, Third Party Administrators, brokers and benefits consultants. “Accessing the most cost-efficient hospitals – wherever they are located -- leverages the online shopping appetite of healthcare consumers. It’s a familiar high-tech approach that overcomes the price transparency concerns, and engages plan members in their own healthcare choices.”
DoctorGlobe is the centerpiece of a bonus incentive strategy to replace the traditional out-of-pocket approach: eliminates up-front or hidden costs, waives out-of-pocket costs for the plan member, and provides a cash award as a part of the corporate savings. Participants are rewarded for making smart choices, and plan sponsors save money.
Ben Krambeck, CEO, Claim Doc, says, “DoctorGlobe finds and ranks hospitals based upon cost and quality in an employee’s geographic area, offering our member support teams a platform to provide patients with the choice to work within our narrow or primary networks, with out-of-network providers -- or both. Employers also have the option to choose between a percent of whatever savings the solution creates and a flat fee based on a per-employee-per month charge.”
Zohar reiterates, “To date, we are the first and only ‘web 2.0’ style U.S. domestic hospital-shopping platform of its kind. Participants can shop for the provider that best fits their needs in terms of quality, distance, and their estimated bonus based on the savings their chosen hospital generates. It’s all about choice, flexibility and affordability, and the DoctorGlobe platform makes it all possible.”
DoctorGlobe, the first and only online U.S. domestic hospital-shopping platform of its kind, helps self-funded companies and their employees to discover better care for less. Utilizing a ‘big data’ and ‘crowd wisdom’ approach, coupled with a smart employee incentive program, DoctorGlobe’s proprietary algorithm ranks 120+ surgery procedures across 2,800 hospitals, ensuring that every plan participant can seamlessly find, compare, and reserve their care. Visit: www.doctorglobe.com.
About Claim DOC, LLC
Claim DOC provides claim review, negotiation, and auditing services to commercial self-funded health plans for applicable In or Out of Network Claims or for Plans having determined to use the new No Network style of facility claim access and management based upon cost and quality. http://claim-doc.com/