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1/7/2019

MDsave and HSHS St. Joseph's Breese partner to help patients save money and access needed care


MDsave and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese and Highland and HSHS Holy Family Greenville are working together to help local residents without insurance save money and get more of the medical care they need. Through the MDsave marketplace, patients at these hospitals will have access to a wide variety of medical procedures at upfront prices up to 60 percent off the average market cost, as well as simplified billing and educational resources.

According to a 2018 report from the National Center for Health Statistics, 28.5 million Americans had no insurance coverage at all in 2017, according to a population report from the U.S. Census Bureau. Heath care expenses often prevent many individuals and families from getting medical care they need, especially preventive procedures that could help stave off future health issues. MDsave and St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese and Highland and Holy Family are working to create better options for these patients.

“In today’s marketplace, health care can be confusing and expensive, especially for consumers who are uninsured,” said John Jeffries, St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese director of finance “This service can help these patients, who are not enrolled in an employer or government-sponsored health insurance plan, with access to the same quality health care they have come to expect at our hospital, at lower cost.”

MDsave.com empowers patients to take more control over their health care decisions by offering transparent pricing and educational resources on diseases and treatments. Patients can geographically search by procedure, provider, specialty, or ailment, and compare local pricing. The process is upfront and easy. Just choose the best option, add to your cart, and check out online - the price posted is what you pay.

“Working with HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese and Highland and HSHS Holy Family Greenville, we are taking an important step toward making health care more accessible and affordable,” says Paul Ketchel, MDsave co-founder and CEO. “We know that the cost of preventive treatments is often a factor in consumers neglecting to have them. We hope that our strategic alliance will increase access to quality medical care and, as a result, help save lives.”

To make health care more accessible for consumers with high-deductible health plans, St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese and Highland and Holy Family also offer financial assistance.  For more information, visit either stjoebreese.com, hshsholyfamily.org or stjosephshighland.org.

To find out more about the procedures available through MDsave, visit mdsave.com/hshs.

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Ashley Gramann
Communications Manager
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Terriann Tharp
Division Director, Marketing & Communications
Phone: 217-347-1275
terriann.tharp@hshs.org