The goal of the AAPP and SimpleCare is to make healthcare products and services affordable for patients while ensuring fair compensation for providers.
Any health-related business can become a SimpleCare provider. This includes, but is not limited to labs, pharmacies, radiology clinics, prosthetics, and durable health goods companies, just to name a few.
In 2017 more than 3.2 Million Americans were uninsured. Rising health care costs and high insurance deductibles have made it increasingly difficult for insured and uninsured patients to afford necessary products and care.
Another concerning issue is that more and more American health care providers over the age of 50 are so frustrated with the current state of healthcare, they are leaving traditional medicine or retiring early. This leaves the less experienced younger generation, of healthcare providers to manage this crazy system.
The Rising Cost of Healthcare
Any healthcare provider who bills insurance will report that HMO's, Medicare and private insurance companies often reimburse healthcare providers at such a frustratingly low rate that it does not adequately cover costs incurred. Yet they continue to require an increasing level of administration and documentation for submitting claims. Putting healthcare providers at financial risk, requiring providers to suggest profitable services that aren’t always necessary, resulting in driving up costs for patients.
Ethically, cash-pay patients should not be forced to pay for the cost of those who have insurance. SimpleCare attempts to solve this problem, making healthcare more affordable for everybody.
SimpleCare patients are a healthcare provider’s best patients/clients. They pay in full at the time of service, eliminating costs associated with billing, coding diagnoses and procedures, referrals, authorizations, payment delays, claim denials, and other managed care costs.
Healthcare providers have the freedom to offer patients/clients a fair price for services without the administrative hassles and bureaucracy. So many costs are eliminated using SimpleCare, providers can usually charge 30-50% less for SimpleCare patients while increasing their profit.
It's that simple.