The Modern-Day Healthcare Dilemma
The combination of the rising costs of healthcare at alarming rates and a sagging economy producing more lay-offs, downsizing, and forced early retirements, has led to more and more Americans becoming either totally responsible for the cost of their healthcare, or having to share a greater portion of the burden. Hence, the evolving of an ominous trend where less and less people are seeing their doctor on a regular basis due to the high cost. They usually wait until their condition deteriorates to the point where they use the hospital emergency room for primary care, and many of them end up not paying their medical bills under the circumstances. This is not only very costly to the hospitals but would take such a severe toll on the patient’s health.
The average person goes to the doctor just twice a year. As a member you could manage your household's healthcare when you need it without fear of the cost. Using the power of 'wholesale buying', we've made attractive price agreements with providers, and the corresponding savings are passed on to you. Even more, you maintain control of your healthcare without interference from a third party.
The Advantages of Provider Participation
They Don't Have to Wait for Payment
Providers who welcome Family Care members do not have to wait for their money. Ordinarily, doctors must wait an extended period of time for reimbursement for their services. Family Care members pay the reduced fees at the time of service.
No Additional Paperwork Required
Since Family Care patients pay for their care at the time of service, that is the end of the transaction. No additional paperwork is required. This saves doctors' offices a tremendous amount of time and money in materials, hassle, and employees.
They Don't Incur Costs for Billing
Many providers hire billing companies to manage their billing. Since Family Care patients pay for their care at the time of service, there are no costs incurred by providers for billing. This saves providers time and money.
They are Tapping a New Market of People Not Currently Using the Healthcare System
Many people rarely see the doctor on a regular basis due to the high cost. They usually wait until their condition deteriorates to the point that they use the hospital emergency room for care. This is not only very expensive to the hospital, since those people rarely pay; it can also be seriously detrimental to the patient's health. With Family Care, providers are tapping a new market of people who aren't even using the healthcare system. People with our discount healthcare plan go to the doctor on a regular basis, they get x-rays, they fill prescriptions, etc. And most importantly, patients will get the care they need early on before a condition develops into a much more expensive and health threatening illness.