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Call A Doctor Plus announces VirtuMEC, an innovative, affordable health plan propelled by virtual care services.

Avon, CT – Call A Doctor Plus, in partnership with The Loomis Company (Wyomissing, PA), has created an innovative new health plan that combines best in class Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) plans with the features and benefits of $0 copay virtual care services, including mental health.

With employers across the country struggling with the expense incurred with providing healthcare to their staff and with costs continuing to rise year after year with no end in sight, many are exploring ways that they can reduce their medical related expenses while still providing critical, affordable services to their valuable employees.

To address […]

July 10th, 2020|Press Room|

13% of Americans live in county with shortage of primary care physicians

This article was published on September 11, 2018 on Beckers Hospital Review written by Megan Knowles.

Forty-four million people, or 13 percent of Americans, live in a county with a primary care physician shortage, defined as less than one primary care physician per 2,000 people, according to a report from UnitedHealth Group.

UnitedHealth Group, one of the largest U.S. insurers, analyzed gaps in primary care access, primary care demand and the value of advanced practice clinicians, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Five other report findings:

1. Americans in rural areas are nearly five times as likely to live in a county with a […]

September 12th, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|

Schools Add Value with High Telehealth Utilization Rates

School districts experience one of the highest utilization rates of any other industry that we serve at 74.09%. This high utilization rate drives value for schools while keeping teachers healthy and in the classroom.

School districts across the country all struggle with the same challenges…

Strict Budgets – this pretty much speaks for itself, schools simply do not have a lot of money to spend.

Lofty Plan Expectations – teachers have become accustomed to very rich benefit packages.

Expensive, Hard to Find Substitute Teachers – this is arguably the largest issue that schools struggle with. When a teacher is gone, the school has to […]

September 5th, 2018|CADR+ Programs, CADR+ Updates|

HSAs Are on the Rise, Here’s What It Means for Telemedicine

According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more and more Americans are choosing alternatives to traditional health insurance plans, including high-deductible health plans with HSAs.

In the past 10 years, enrollment in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) with a health savings account (HSA) increased among adults aged 18–64 with employment-based coverage, from 4.2% to 18.9%, while enrollment in traditional plans decreased. 21% of employees aged 30 to 44 enrolled in a HDHP with a HSA, making it a competitive benefit option to help attract and retain key talent.

It’s easy to understand why employers and their workforce are […]

August 30th, 2018|CADR+ Programs, CADR+ Updates|

Is Telemedicine the Future of 21st Century Medicine?

This article was published on June 24, 2018 on HealthCare Recruiters International written by Tim Flanagan.

Healthcare technology has a direct impact on both the length and overall quality of human life, which is why so many are focused on predicting and developing the prevailing trends, technologies and practices of tomorrow. Telemedicine, which Medical Daily defines as “the union between technology and health, is believed by many to be the future of healthcare in the United States and the world.”
If you aren’t familiar with telemedicine, as it is a relatively new concept, a healthcare provider offers the following definition:
Telemedicine is the […]

August 23rd, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|