UBERDOC for Employers Increases Employee Productivity With Priority Access to Specialists
New Employer Benefit Offering Significantly Reduces Employee ER Visits and Delays in Care
BOSTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / December 16, 2020 / UBERDOC, the leading digital healthcare platform connecting patients to doctors for a transparent price, announced today the launch of UBERDOC for Employers, a new innovative benefit employer can offer their employees. UBERDOC provides employees priority access to specialists using their HSA or FSA, thereby reducing the employer health insurance cost and increasing access to care for employees. UBERDOC for Employers provides an additional affordable option and complements existing insurance.
Research shows that it takes more than three weeks, on average, for a patient to see a doctor or a specialist. This doesn’t include the time spent scheduling the appointment or coordinating the referral necessary for a specialist. Employees who are waiting for specialist care also have more than eight times higher use of emergency room and inpatient hospital services in the 30 days prior to their specialist visit. This type of delayed care can have a range of negative effects, including reduced workplace productivity in the short-term and increased healthcare costs in the long run. These delays are indicative of the rising need for easier access to specialized care.
UBERDOC for Employers provides a new option for employees to directly schedule an appointment with a specialist without the additional wait time that can affect productivity and employee well-being. When employees can access the specialist who has the best expertise, their conditions end up being treated more quickly and efficiently. This helps employers control costs and strengthen their investment in employee health and productivity, as illness-related productivity loss costs U.S. employers $530 billion annually.
“I firmly believe that a patient has a right to choose what is best for them or their family, and UBERDOC for Employers provides that additional option for employees who don’t want to be limited to doctors who are only in-network for their insurance,” said Dr. Paula Muto, CEO, and founder of UBERDOC. “The time it takes for a patient to see a doctor is at an all-time high. We want to be the first choice for employees when they are looking to schedule an appointment with a specialist quickly.”
With a network of more than 3,000 board-certified doctors, UBERDOC adds more flexibility for employees’ healthcare options and complements employer benefits packages. This new service from UBERDOC can be an additional benefit to health insurance and doesn’t violate employer-insurance network arrangements. While employees are able to use health insurance, UBERDOC provides an additional option that gives employees more choices for prompt care from board-certified doctors.
This is the latest service offering from the company that is reclaiming the doctor-patient relationship. UBERDOC recently announced UBERDOC Women, a service for women to immediately book an appointment with a doctor who specializes in women’s health, including those that are oftentimes hard to find, such as experts in menopause or fibromyalgia.
With a vast network of more than 3,000 physicians, UBERDOC is dedicated to connecting best-in-class board-certified doctors to patients for the care they need, when they need, and at a transparent price.
To learn how you can prioritize care for your employees today with UBERDOC, visit: https://uber-docs.com/for-employers/.
UBERDOC is an innovative healthcare platform that connects patients with available board-certified doctors and specialists for in-person and telemedicine appointments at a transparent price. We provide direct access with no phone calls, no waiting, no insurance approvals or referrals needed, and no surprise bills. UBERDOC is convenient and easy to use for both doctor and patient. See the right doctor right away at https://uber-docs.com/.
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