SOURCE: EmployerDirect

EmployerDirect

October 18, 2013 11:46 ET

EmployerDirect to Hold One-on-One Meetings With Industry Leaders at Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress

Brings Medical Tourism Back to the United States

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Oct 18, 2013) - EmployerDirect, a leader in value-based healthcare known for bringing medical tourism back to the United States with quality surgeons and bundled case rates for orthopedic, spine, cardiac, and many general surgeries, is pleased to announce that it will be holding one-on-one meetings with industry leaders at the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress (EHBC). The conference will take place from Sunday, November 3 through Wednesday, November 6, at Caesars Palace, in Las Vegas. During the conference, executives from EmployerDirect will showcase the benefits of SurgeryPlus, which is a supplemental medical benefit that reduces the costs of planned surgery by bundling case rates at high-quality providers with Sites of Excellence regionally dispersed throughout the country.

With SurgeryPlus, all costs are negotiated BEFORE surgery and through our research we have identified top surgeons by specialty, thereby empowering patients in the decision-making process. It's an easy overlay to any existing self-funded medical plan with bundled case rates already in place for procedures such as: orthopedic, spine, cardiovascular, bariatric, general surgery, carpel tunnel surgeries, and other minor outpatient procedures including colonoscopy, endoscopy, arthroscopy. Each procedure is implemented by a care coordinator, who acts as a personal assistant for each member from the time of their provider consultation, all the way through post-operative follow-up. Care coordinators help select a SurgeryPlus provider, schedule appointments, aid in transferring medical records, manage travel logistics for patients when necessary, and supervise a member satisfaction survey. SurgeryPlus is receiving overwhelming positive feedback from members.

"We are bringing medical tourism back to the United States by offering patients access to high quality surgeons potentially within 30 to 60 miles from their home. We can also offer 30 to 50 percent savings to their medical plans when compared to traditional insurance," said Thomas Johnston, EmployerDirect CEO. "SurgeryPlus is an especially powerful solution for self-funded employers introducing consumer-driven health plans to their employees. It provides them with a clear choice for quality surgeons close to home, at a lower cost."

If you are interested in meeting with EmployerDirect at the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress, please email Amanda Bary at amanda.bary@edhc.com or Michael Muldoon at michael.muldoon@edhc.com.

With multiple initiatives and platforms to unite the thriving employer healthcare industry, the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress is one of the largest U.S. healthcare conferences in the country, with up to 1,500 attendees and up to 130 exhibitors and sponsors. It encompasses six cutting-edge and innovative conferences including the National Healthcare Reform Conference, the Corporate Wellness Conference, the Voluntary Benefits Conference, the Self Funding Employer Healthcare and Workers Compensation Conference, the Global Benefits Conference, and the Health Insurance Exchange Conference. More information is available at www.employerhealthcarecongress.com.

About EmployerDirect Healthcare
EmployerDirect, a leader in value-based healthcare, transforms the way self-funded employer health plans purchase healthcare for their members, saving 30-50 percent on planned medical procedures with the potential to reduce total plan cost by 6-10 percent. The company also offers a unique medical concierge service that assists covered members with selecting a provider, scheduling a procedure, transferring medical records, coordinating travel logistics and negotiating surgery costs BEFORE the surgery occurs. For more information about EmployerDirect, please visit www.edhc.com or call (888)241-8537.

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