FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- During this open enrollment season, patients looking for a new primary care doctor but don't know where or how to start their research can now get help directly from the experts. EZDoctor, an innovative healthcare technology company just announced that it will be assisting over 750,000 healthcare consumers this open enrollment season in the process of finding a doctor.
This year's open registration period has brought with it a very important change; 12 of the 23 Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans (CO-OPs) will no longer offer health insurance coverage through The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. This change has impacted over 750,000 consumers who enrolled in those co-op health plans and now at the end of the year, will lose their health insurance coverage.
Patients now need to find new health insurance plans through the marketplace and select new doctors. According to recent news, 11 more co-ops are possibly in danger of going under.
EZDoctor.com, the fast-growing hub that connects patients with doctors and has developed the most comprehensive physician background checks available, will be assisting those patients across the country in this overwhelming process.
Not only can patients find great doctors and schedule appointments but also research potential physicians before choosing them or booking appointments, making the whole process even easier, more convenient and transparent.
With EZDoctor's physician background checks, called EZDoctor Reports, healthcare consumers are able to view a doctor's background information, screen them and decide if a doctor would be a good fit based on price, experience, education/training and disciplinary/malpractice history. Whether searching for a primary care doctor, pediatrician or specialist, or if it's an HMO or PPO health plan, EZDoctor's tools make the process of finding a new healthcare provider quick, easy and transparent.
As part of EZDoctor's goal of making the process of choosing a doctor seamless and transparent, its team is working to give consumers access to the most comprehensive reports available on doctors today. Patients should have all the information they need to make well-informed and educated healthcare decisions.
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