NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Urgent Medical Access, UMA Health, announced today its insurance-free, affordable health care marketplace is the ideal way for patients in the New York area with high-deductible plans or no insurance to shop for doctors and save money. Best of all, there are no membership or hidden fees for doctors or patients. UMA doctors can usually see patients on the same or next day.
In addition, UMA gives patients access to some of the best doctors as tens of thousands of providers have left insurance due to its red tape and low reimbursement rates.
"As a practicing doctor I have seen firsthand how insurance comes between patients and optimal care," said UMA founder Dr. Pedram Hendizadeh. He continued, "We developed this platform to solve the biggest insurance-related health care problems. We are solving a big pain point for doctors while simultaneously saving patients thousands in unnecessary premiums. Patients are now opting for higher deductibles and shopping for basic health care and dental needs on UMA's site."
UMA Health allows doctors of all specialties to create a completely free profile offering their common services and pricing while patients are able to book appointments based on price, distance, ratings, and availability.
The platform is cash-pay (credit card), bypassing insurance entirely, though HSAs are accepted.
By using UMA Health, patients can save money and doctors can offer lower rates since they don't have the insurance costs which can be more than 61% of their overhead expenses.
Patients know exactly what they pay and no longer receive surprise bills in the mail. Dr. Hendizadeh is available to speak about how new direct-pay doctor alternatives to insurance will allow far more of our nation's healthcare spending to go to actual healthcare, not insurance company profits.
UMA connects self-paying patients to doctors, and Dentists. UMA is currently featuring doctors in the NYC area and growing quickly. The platform skips insurance and there are no surprise bills to follow when using UMA. It enables and empowers patients to find doctors based on cost, distance, ratings and availability. Patients and members of the press may book an appointment online at umahealth.com.
SOURCE UMA Health