Walmart delivers telehealth for $4 to their employees – do you want to be part of this solution?
Telemedicine is poised to hit the big time. The largest employer in the country is offering telehealth visits for $4 instead of the usual $40. Think this will encourage Walmart’s employees to give telemedicine a try? How would you like a piece of business that could potentially include millions of people?
Although telehealth accounted for just eight percent of employees of midsize and large companies in 2017, telehealth is quickly gaining market share. Teladoc Health, according to Modern Healthcare, “surpassed its own revenue guidance for both the fourth quarter and all of its fiscal 2018, posting a year-end total of $417.9 million.”
Are you set up to take advantage of this and offer telehealth visits? Do you have the technological infrastructure setup and ready to go? Because your competitors do.
Your competitors are also getting in the game of partnering with big employers like Walmart for high-ticket procedures. “Most recently, Walmart teamed up with Ochsner. Walmart will send employees from across the nation to Ochsner’s flagship facility for hip and knee replacement surgery. Ochsner is the 12th healthcare organization names a Walmart Center of Excellence for joint replacement surgery.”
Competition for this type of business is going to be fierce and there are two approaches you can take: beat ‘em or join ‘em. You can decide to compete head to head with Walmart for telemedicine or you can partner with Walmart to offer services and procedures Walmart will not offer. Our solution has referral management built into our platform that allows you to partner with Walmart or other healthcare partners or employers.
Whether it’s telehealth or specialty services, you need the right platform to get in the game. You need a technology infrastructure that will give people a way to find you, to see the services and procedures you offer and to select, schedule and pay for those services. HealthQRS can enable you to deliver telehealth and become a center of excellence or partner with a system who already is. And we do it in a fashion that people are used to and expect: a retail experience much like Amazon.
HealthQRS allows you to offer telemedicine plus an entire online retail experience with one, easy-to-use platform. HealthQRS enables telemedicine. Our powerful e-commerce retail solution integrates into your EHR and your revenue cycle management systems.
HealthQRS is an e-commerce platform that you can brand for your company or hospital and that will keep employees in-network. Our ecommerce platform gives people a full, rich retail experience in healthcare. When they login to the app on their smartphones, tablets or PCs, they see your logo and they think you are providing this experience. And you ARE providing the experience … HealthQRS is providing the platform.
Our system also allows you to bundle prices. This eliminates surprise and balance bills for a win-win-win.
HealthQRS’ ecommerce platform provides a true retail experience for the user. HealthQRS has developed the only complete e-commerce platform for healthcare on the market. This retail experience creates a mutually satisfactory partnership for hospitals and employers and employees. HealthQRS allows employers and employees to do business with hospitals and actually complete the financial portion of the transaction from the app.
HealthQRS helps hospitals increase their volumes and employers lower their costs. HealthQRS’ ecommerce platform helps create consumerism and helps both hospitals and employers be competitive within their markets.
Not only do hospitals increase their volumes, they are able to collect money upfront. The consumer has become the 3rd biggest payer next to Medicare and Medicaid and collecting upfront is vital to long-term stability.
Our solution is not a portal. We’ve developed HealthQRS using complicated algorithms that use real-time data: the actual payer contracts by provider + insurance verification information + charity + other business rules to provide consumers with a true out-of-pocket per patient per procedure. We are talking about giving consumers a complete, online retail experience that has the look and feel of shopping on Amazon. Give people a way to search for providers and services in network, access quality scores, see the actual out-of-pocket expense, select a provider and service, schedule appointments, pay in full or at least set up payment plans and even arrange transportation. All from an app on their smartphones.
Our solution is simple to use. We invite you to see for yourself with this 2-minute video of the HealthQRS price transparency tool. Click on this link, then you’ll be instructed to download and watch: https://s3.amazonaws.com/hqrs.media/_misc/Screen+Recording+2018-11-29+at+17.30.45.mov
HealthQRS interfaces with virtually any existing practice management system and electronic medical record. Our solution helps you comply with CMS’ price transparency rule, but we are much more than a price transparency tool. We have over 30 modules that work independently or all together depending upon your needs to provide a holistic, seamless, total experience for the consumer from start to finish. We combine navigation, the capability to make an appointment, referral management (if needed), payment management and so much more than we can list here.
We enable telehealth connectivity as well. Our technology enables people to connect to more cost-effective, consumer-oriented healthcare options and we keep them in-network. HealthQRS integrates fully to EHRs and can also enhance existing portals and other patient engagement solutions, improve meaningful use numbers and increase meaningful use funds. Consumers can access the retail site and shop, schedule and pay for services via an easy-to-use app on their smartphones or tablets.
Developing a solution of this magnitude didn’t happen overnight. We started with the consumer experience in mind and spent years drawing on the knowledge of best-of-breed experts to perfect, fine tune and put together this complicated, yet complete solution for medical e-commerce.
In fact, HealthQRS has over 15 years of experience developing healthcare retail experiences for people and our founders have over 50 combined years of e-commerce experience. We also invite you to watch our user-friendly app video that you can use to win consumers as well as our point-of-service solution video that may interest you. You can also check out our E-Commerce Medical Marketplace Flyer for more information.
 Emily Rappleye, “Walmart drops price of virtual visits from $40 to $4,” Becker’s Hospital Review,” Feb. 18, 2019, https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/telehealth/walmart-drops-price-of-virtual-visits-from-40-to-4.html?origin=cioe&utm_source=cioe
 Jessica Kim Cohen, “Teladoc’s visits up 80% last year to 2.6 million,” Modern Healthcare, Feb. 27, 2019, https://www.modernhealthcare.com/information-technology/teladocs-visits-up-80-last-year-26-million?utm_source=modern-healthcare-daily-dose-thursday&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20190228&utm_content=article8-headline
 Ayla Ellison, “Walmart teams up with Ochsner for joint replacement program,” Becker’s Hospital Review, Feb. 18, 2019, https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/finance/walmart-teams-up-with-ochsner-for-joint-replacement-program.html?origin=rcme&utm_source=rcme