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Surgeons- Direct Access to Surgical Patients From Employers

February 22, 2018

My growing frustration with timely payments for services led me to start a revolutionary change in healthcare. I founded SurgiConnect, a healthcare technology company that connects employees, in need of surgery, from large employers to surgeons, surgery centers and hospitals, directly.

How It Works:

SurgiConnect through SurgiPrice contracts with large employers, with self-insured health plans, throughout the US to manage non-acute surgical care for their employees. When employees need a surgical procedure, employees upload pertinent medical records and imaging data onto our HIPAA-compliant server. Board-certified surgeons receive a push notification on their smart phone, about a patient in need of surgery. They review the records and imaging on the SurgiConnect app, determine medical necessity and report on past experience with performing that procedure. Quality metrics are procedure-specific and include information such as number of cases performed, success rates and complication rates. The surgeon may enter his fee or if employed, leave all pricing up to the hospital.

The bundled price includes the surgeon’s fee, facility fee and anesthesia fee. In cases where it is difficult to obtain facility and anesthesia fees, surgeons simply tell us where they have privileges and we send the bid to the facilities for additional pricing. All fees are kept strictly confidential from all parties.

Patients receive the list of surgeons, that responded, with their qualifications, and then make their choice. At the time of scheduling, funds for the procedure are set aside. Once the procedure is performed, surgeons report outcomes data to SurgiConnect, usually at the first post-op day. Once outcomes are reported, the funds are released.

What are the advantages to surgeons?

  1. Free access to surgical patients
  2. Prompt payment with no accounts receivables
  3. Fill under-utilized OR time
  4. Great way to get new associates busy right away

How Do You Sign Up?

SurgiConnect App: Board-certified surgeons access the app here:

SurgiConnect iOS app

SurgiConnect Android app

Facilities Sign up on Website www.surgiconnect.com

What does it cost?

The service is free. SurgiPrice™ does not charge surgeons, surgery centers or hospitals to use this service.

How Do Surgeons Get Paid?

Once the procedure is performed, surgeons report outcomes data to SurgiPrice™, usually at the first post-op day. Once outcomes are reported, funds are released.

How Does SurgiConnect Get Paid?

SurgiConnect gets paid from the employer to offer the service to their employees.

What if I am employed by a hospital?

Employed surgeons can still participate. Just have your hospital sign up here: SurgiConnect.com

How many employers is SurgiConnect working with and where are they located?

SurgiConnect is implementing the platform with nationwide employers in all 50 States. The Founder is the Medical Director for the Agency Growth Mastermind Network and SurgiPrice is a preferred partner of the Benefit Advisors Network. These are large benefit consultant associations with over 2 million employees under management.

Sanjay Prasad MD FACS