Preferred Health Care (PHC), a healthcare management company, claims that it can increase an intermediary’s profits and enable greater savings for their corporate clients’ healthcare costs.
Sounds great in principle, but how does it work in practice?
PHC’s newly launched website highlights the fact that it is not an insurance company or a third party administrator but that it aims to complement these entities and other healthcare purchasers/payers, by enabling access to quality networks of healthcare providers at preferred rates.
The healthcare providers that form a part of its networks include consultants/specialists, general practitioners, physiotherapists, hospitals and laboratory service companies. The company has almost 5,000 consultant/specialist locations nationwide.
All PHC’s participating consultants/specialists are aggressively credentialed to ensure that they have gone through the appropriate training, experience and qualifications and are recognised as specialists in their respective fields.
From an intermediary standpoint, PHC can custom build its consultants/specialist networks in any geographical areas where the client’s membership (employees) resides. PHC will analyse the client’s membership data – age bands, gender, geographical locations, type of occupation and past utilisation patters etc. among other things – to build a “made to measure” network for the client. And it will not cost the intermediary a penny!
The website also includes a useful “Find a doctor” search engine, which will search by speciality, town, county and nationwide. If the user is uncertain about the type of specialist needed, they can simply type in their illness/complaint and the system lists the type of consultant speciality that is most suitable.
Go to www.preferredglobal.com