June 18, 2020

Rockledge Regional Medical Center Launches Affordable Care Initiative for Patients Financially Affected by Coronavirus

Rockledge, FL.—June 16, 2020— According to Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the Unemployment Rate for Brevard County was 12.9% in April 2020, compared to 3.0% in April 2019. For these members of our community, that means losing health insurance, reliable income and the means to pay for everyday expenses. As doctors and hospitals open for elective procedures, Rockledge Regional Medical Center and MDsave is making sure that these workers and their families aren’t left without medical care.

It is important that our community know the options that are available, so they do not delay medical care due to lack of insurance. “We have partnered with MDsave for many years to allow for affordable mammograms, cardiac coronary screening and other preventative screenings,” said President of Rockledge Regional Medical Center, Andy Romine.  

To expand options for accessible care, MDsave has partnered with hospitals across the country to enable transparent, affordable healthcare. Patients paying out of pocket, like those who’ve lost their insurance due to COVID-19, need one upfront price they can understand and budget for, without the fear of getting a surprise bill a month later.

With MDsave, Rockledge Regional Medical Center can offer special reduced prices because we reduce the amount of administration needed for coding and billing.

“By helping our hospital partners get paid without the traditional hassle of insurance claims or collections, we’re able to pre-negotiate savings that we pass on to patients,” explains Paul Ketchel, MDsave CEO and co-founder.

Now that non-essential procedures can resume, it’s important to recognize the toll this has taken on the physical and financial health of both patients and hospitals. MDsave is working with our hospital partners to enable a return to normalcy and bring accessible care back to the community.

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