To say there’s a problem with our health care system is an understatement. We’re about to have a tidal wave of new consumers looking for doctors—approximately 30 million according to many experts. There’s already a shortage of primary care physicians and the supply-demand gap is expected to increase.
With only a few months remaining in 2013, the U.S. is anticipating one of the biggest changes in the New Year – the Affordable Care Act. As individuals begin making their own health insurance decisions and employers restructure benefits to offset higher medical costs, many have discovered an innovative service that can complement their healthcare plan or provide an alternative solution.
The New Year will mark the beginning of the biggest changes in healthcare with the onset of the Affordable Care Act. Twenty – 30 million people will soon have the option of obtaining health insurance, leading to longer wait times at doctors’ offices and an increase in doctor demand.The New Year will mark the beginning of the biggest changes in healthcare with the onset of the Affordable Care Act. Twenty – 30 million people will soon have the option of obtaining health insurance, leading to longer wait times at doctors’ offices and an increase in doctor demand.
As the weather gets cooler, cold and flu season heats up resulting in more illnesses throughout the country. The U.S. economy spends an estimated $84 billion on sick days annually, yet nearly 90 percent of employees still go to work when they're sick. While a doctor visit can be inconvenient and costly, the decision to go to work sick results in the spread of germs to others, more sick employees, a less productive workplace and higher company costs to compensate. Either way, sick days spent in or out of the office greatly impacts business.
Jeff Marks, CEO at healthPERX, an innovative health savings program that features Telemedicine as its core benefit and many other discounts on dental, vision, health advocacy, telephonic counseling, travel assistance, fitness and others joins eHealth Radio and the Telemedicine and Healthcare Channels. The program is available in all 50 states.
February Edition - Feb. 1, 2014 Why Telemedicine Should Be Part of Every Cost Containment Strategy (pg. 48 – 50)
Feb. 3, 2014Birmingham-based healthPERX & eDocAmerica partner to take Telemedicine to the next level: Most comprehensive Telemedicine service on the market now available
Jan. 29, 2014healthPERX and eDocAmerica partner to take Telemedicine to the next level.