QuickSeeMD is a web/smart phone application that helps health plan members quickly locate healthcare services when they need them. Patients can find new physicians, book appointments and locate immediate care when needed. Approximately 50% of Emergency Department visits can be seen in a lower acuity setting. QuickSeeMD helps address this issue by finding patients alternative care settings (for non-emergency ED visits) such as Urgent Care, Retail Clinics, MD Walk-in Clinics and Telemedicine Options.
We live in a country that now sees more than 136 million Emergency Department (ED) visits annually.
Access to care is an enormous issue facing patients. The current primary care provider shortage will only worsen with the addition of 30 million new Americans that will have access to healthcare next year.
The average wait time to see a new physician is approximately 21 days in most metro areas (with a high of 49 days in Boston). The problem of delayed care leads to unnecessary emergency department visits, inpatient stays and higher costs.
This ever-expanding ED overutilization is a serious concern – one that places a major financial burden on patients, health insurers, health care providers, communities and our entire economy.
Did you know that:
- Approximately 50% of these visits could be effectively and efficiently handled in existing, non-ED, alternative care facilities.
- Patients would spend an average of just 30-60 minutes in those facilities – as opposed to an average of more than 4 hours in an ED setting.
- Each ED visit costs approximately $700 more than a visit to an alternative care facility.
- Visiting an immediate care/non-ED facility can result in out-of-pocket savings of 70-90%
That’s where QuickSeeMD comes in.
QuickSeeMD is an application that:
QuickSeeMD empowers patients to locate time-efficient, cost-effective care by providing patients access to data-rich, on-demand information about in-network providers and alternative care services in their local area.
QuickSeeMD also helps health care providers and health plans prevent waste and drain on valuable resources ensuring healthier financial returns. With less strain being placed on their resources, ED facilities will be able to focus on providing emergency patient care to those that need it most.
Learn all of these facts and more – and see why QuickSeeMD is poised to become the next big thing in affordable, immediate healthcare – by spending a little time on our site right now. And contact us to see how we can help enhance your health!
Better access to healthcare results in more preventative care, which reduces the likelihood of an ED visit or hospital admission.
Seeking care in an alternate care setting instead of the emergency department typically saves a patient 70% - 90% on their out-of-pocket costs.
Obtaining care in the ER requires on average over 4 hours for completion compared to the more efficient care in an urgent care setting which is usually completed in less than 1 hour.
Gain access to new patients through the Health Plan Provider Directory and QuickSeeMD website.
Improved efficiency in regard to patient scheduling will reduce overhead costs.
Reduced ED utilization by patients may result in improved reimbursement from health plans.
Every member that seeks care in an urgent care setting rather than the emergency room results in approximately $700 of savings per visit.
Improved access to in-network and preferred network providers reduces the utilization of out-of-network providers (and improves profitability).
Access to care is vital to patient satisfaction and will have a direct impact on their Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) scores.
Decreasing the stress on overcrowded emergency rooms will help to reduce long wait times and allow for greater speed of care for those patients with more urgent or emergent conditions, resulting in better patients outcomes for the overall community.