Demand For Healthcare Concierge Service Skyrockets as Americans Juggle Increasing Demands on The Family Budget

As the US economy faces headwinds caused by a combination of unfavorable international economic and political conditions, as well as an uncertain domestic business environment, the average American is having to work harder and smarter than ever before to keep their heads above water. As a consequence they’re finding they simply can’t deal with all of the surprise medical bills that are not being covered by their insurance.

In addition, most Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, which makes it challenging to save for retirement.

This has given rise to an unprecedented demand for concierge-style services being offered to them in a new parallel healthcare economy, in much the same way that Airbnb and Uber gave Americans better options in a new “shared economy” for the taxi and hotel industries.

According to Mark Geiger, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Revolt Healthcare Alliance, the growth of concierge patient advocacy services has solved the number one problem in the US healthcare system, which is not knowing how much something is going to cost.

“Our clients no longer have to fear getting outrageous medical bills,” he said. “This is because our concierge patient advocates know where to shop in devolved networks to find transparent prices and how to negotiate needed services based on enhanced indemnity benefit amounts. In many cases, these concierge patient advocates not only save individuals money, they can also ensure any money left over is paid directly to the client from the insurance company in the form of an excess indemnity check.”

Along with surprise medical bills Americans have traditionally had to deal with high deductibles too, which studies have shown causes them to delay or even forgo necessary medical treatments due to financial constraints.

According to Geiger, this new parallel economy called Devolution Healthcare is solving that problem for Americans as well: “Many of the health plans in this new economy don’t have deductibles for everyday health issues outside of overnight hospital stays. So between being able to purchase direct care from your doctors for a small monthly fee and having access to a concierge patient advocate to shop for the really major stuff, patients are saving thousands of dollars per year.”

All of these changes for American consumers are happening because the US healthcare system is devolving, but in a good way. Smaller entities and organizations have created a thriving parallel healthcare economy where they are cooperatively designing and administering both individual and employer health plans that altogether eliminate the need for major medical insurance carriers and their HMO, PPO, and EPO networks.

According to a white paper published by the Revolt Healthcare Alliance $428.7M in venture capital has been invested in healthcare navigation and price transparency technology companies over the last decade, signaling that investors are bullish on this new economy where consumers can now shop for healthcare services like they do any other product or service.

“What we are seeing is just the tip of the iceberg for the changes that are coming in the US healthcare system,” said Geiger. “Doctors, brokers, entrepreneurs, and investors have built an entirely new healthcare economy where the patient is now at the center.”


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