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Gwinnett Medical Center offers groundbreaking payment solution to patients




With an ever-increasing number of Americans paying out of pocket for healthcare, Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) is taking steps to help these patients get the medical care they need, when they need it. By partnering with online healthcare marketplace MDsave, GMC is providing a new payment structure where patients can purchase medical services upfront at discounted prices that are bundled together with related fees.

“This is the same quality care that patients have come to expect at our hospitals,” said GMC’s Michael Boblitz, vice president of planning and business development. “Based on increased administrative efficiency, GMC offers our self-pay patients or those with high deductibles transparency and better prices through MDsave without compromising quality of care.”

Once a patient makes their decision, they buy a voucher for the full bundle. Then, they present the voucher at the appointment at GMC. Their average consumer is saving about 40 to 60 percent, according to MDsave.  Furthermore, consumers are getting the non-emergent care they need sooner and avoiding costly emergency room visits and hospital stays down the road. 

The relationship with MDsave signals another course of how GMC is making healthcare more accessible for consumers in the north metro region.  GMC patients can also enjoy same-day scheduling, online scheduling for urgent care, emergency room and primary care, increased access at a number of outpatient facilities, telemedicine options through the Concussion Institute and corporate health services.

MDsave is dedicated to making healthcare accessible to everyone by empowering patients to make informed decisions. The MDsave online marketplace is built on the principles of affordability and transparency in an online platform that’s easy to shop. 

“Working with GMC, we are taking an important step toward making healthcare more accessible and affordable,” said MDsave CEO Paul Ketchel. “We know that the cost of preventive treatments is often a factor in consumers neglecting to have them and thus, we hope that our alliance will increase access and result in saved lives.”

You can see GMC’s online procedure offerings at mdsave.com/gmc.

 



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