1.800MD Introduces NaviGo Health as a Premier Health Care-Savings Tool

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As one of the oldest and largest national telemedicine companies, 1.800MD continues to introduce innovative health care solutions that provide convenient, quality medical care for individuals, families, employers, groups and others.

NaviGo Health is the company’s latest innovation, a web and mobile application that saves consumers money on out-of-pocket medical and pharmacy expenses. It is designed for those with a high deductible, limited medical or minimum essential coverage insurance plan and consumers who are without benefits or uninsured.

“With the proliferation of rising deductibles and High Deductible Health Plans, insureds are getting killed with out-of-pocket medical expenses that they simply cannot afford,” said Andy Jacobson, founder and chief executive officer of 1.800MD. “After many years, the industry has been successful at promoting consumer-driven health plans, and now, we need to teach consumers how to purchase health care services and provide tools to mitigate costs. NaviGo Health, with its various savings tools and dedicated health-care liaison, was created to do just that, save consumers money on out-of-pocket medical and pharmacy costs.”

A customizable fix, NaviGo Health offers a variety of unique solutions at one’s finger tips. Options include:

  • Express Health Care: 1.800MD’s signature service - telemedicine - offers board-certified physicians in all 50 states who can diagnose and treat common ailments through the convenience of a telephone or other digital communications. In addition, patients can receive multiple benefits at more than thousands of Minute Clinics in the U.S.
  • Pharmacy and Mail Order Savings: NaviGo Rx is dedicated to finding patients the lowest price for their prescription medications, saving them up to as much as 85%. Patients are offered six different options to save money and obtain prescriptions, including local pharmacy pick up at over 60,000 pharmacies nationwide and free home delivery on prescriptions with a 90-day supply.
  • Medical Pricing Transparency: NaviGo Health’s pricing transparency service aims to find fair prices for patients so that they can make good decisions for their health and wallets, saving them as much as possible on out-of-pocket medical expenses.
  • Health Care Liaison: Remote medical experts can review out-of-pocket expenses to identify potential savings, research providers and procedures, schedule appointments, and assist with prescription transfers.
  • Medical Bill Negotiations: The team of billing experts at NaviGo Health can review medical bills for accuracy, negotiate the best price and provide financing for patients.
  • Behavioral Health: NaviGo Health’s telepsychiatry service - offers an intervention program designed to identify and assist members in resolving personal problems. Patients can receive behavioral telehealth sessions with psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, therapists and counselors.
  • Centers of Excellence Remote Second Opinion: Patients can receive a remote second opinion from a consortium of hospitals if they are diagnosed with a serious medical condition.
  • Health Records Portal: NaviGo Health’s health records service provides patients with one safe place to store all their available electronic health records, putting members at the center of their healthcare.
  • Insurance Plan Verification: Patients can check their insurance eligibility in real-time. NaviGo Health’s team will verify patients’ insurance benefits and review co-pays, deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses.

To learn more about 1.800MD, visit 1800md.com or go to www.navigohealth.com.

About 1.800MD
Privately held and management owned, 1.800MD is one of the oldest and largest national telemedicine companies specializing in convenient, quality medical care for individuals, families, employers, groups and others. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, 1.800MD complements employer benefits packages and is an accessible and inexpensive alternative for common ailments and behavioral health issues. With board-certified physicians and behavioral health specialists in all 50 states, those in need can obtain diagnosis, treatment and prescriptions where necessary through the convenience of a telephone or other digital communications. For more information, please visit www.1800md.com.

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