|By Marketwired .||
|March 31, 2014 10:15 AM EDT||
GRAND BLANC, MI -- (Marketwired) -- 03/31/14 -- Years before Congress passed the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Dr. Roland Tindle, D.O., president and CEO of Complete Care Center in Grand Blanc, created a program to help uninsured patients receive affordable health care services.
"We realized that an increasing number of our patients had no health insurance and were delaying medical care," said Dr. Tindle. "When they finally sought treatment, their conditions were more complex and the costs even greater."
To ensure patients easier access to affordable health care, Complete Care Center introduced Health Share Plan (HSP), www.HealthSharePlan.com. It's a monthly membership program that offers uninsured patients lower cost office visits along with lab tests, x-rays and other services at heavily discounted pricing.
Because HSP was initially developed to cover uninsured patients, Dr. Tindle was uncertain how the membership program would be impacted with the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
"Our Business Manager Theresa McIntosh became an expert at researching the ACA and various insurance plans," said Dr. Tindle. "She helped us stay ahead of the curve. As a result, we learned that our membership program, with a few modifications, could bridge the gap in patient's health care costs, and work hand-in-hand with ACA-compliant insurance."
In 2009, Flint resident Ralph Susalla was uninsured and signed up for HSP membership to help reduce his medical costs.
"Dr. Tindle had the vision to bring in a variety of services under one roof. I'm surprised more doctors haven't come up with their own plans," said Susalla who estimated he visits Complete Care Center once a month for blood draws and monitoring. "It's convenient; services are good; and I like Dr. Tindle. It's a very comprehensive program."
Today, Susalla has insurance coverage through an ACA plan to cover major hospital stays and maintains his HSP membership.
A longtime patient of Complete Care Center, Lisa McMahon was an HSP member before she received HMO insurance coverage through her employer. When McMahon needed recent surgery, she was referred to a primary care physician through the HMO.
"Unfortunately, I had complications following surgery and wasn't getting the help I needed from the hospital and my new primary care physician was too busy to see me," said McMahon. "I decided to go back to Complete Care Center. As soon as I walked in the door, they knew me well enough to know something was wrong. After a couple of x-rays, I was started on treatment immediately. They saved my life."
It appears that McMahon's experience is not uncommon. According to the 2014 Survey of Physician Appointment Wait Times released by Merritt Hawkins, a leading physician search and consulting firm, the average wait time to schedule an appointment with a family physician in the Detroit area is 16 days.
"We see patients all the time who are unable to get a timely appointment with their regular physician," said Dr. Tindle. "We can see anyone the same day, either by appointment or walk in."
To ensure easy access to medical care and to bridge the gap in health care costs, McMahon maintains her HMO coverage and is once again an HSP member.
"It's a small fee and is nothing compared to the quality of care I receive," added McMahon. "The sign at Complete Care Center says 'health care with a heart' and that is so true."
To meet the needs of patients now eligible for ACA health insurance, HSP membership offers two programs -- Basic and Comprehensive memberships, with services available through Complete Care Center, located at 8401 Holly Road in Grand Blanc.
Basic membership is available for $49 per month with co-pays as low as $15 per office visit and includes up to two lab tests from our in-house panel, an EKG and x-ray if needed.
Comprehensive membership is available for $80 month per month with a low co-pay of $15 per visit for any multiple-issue office visits. Patients also receive 100% coverage for all services other than prescription medication, labs and sub-specialty visits such as ultrasound, podiatry and other outside services at heavily discounted pricing.
"There are still a lot of unknowns with the ACA and, undoubtedly more changes coming, but our goal continues to be to give patients easy and affordable access to the health care services they deserve and need," said Dr. Tindle.
For more information, visit www.HealthSharePlan.com.
About Complete Care Center
Complete Care Center provides total family health care and emergency treatment services to children and adults of all ages. Founded in 1993, Complete Care Center has become one of the largest medical practices in Genesee and Oakland counties. The Center's physicians, nurse practitioners, medical specialists and support staff provide a full range of diagnostic and health care services, including a full-service lab. Complete Care Center prides itself on open lines of communication between patients and physicians and convenient access through extended hours, which are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on holidays. For more information, visit www.CompleteCareCenter.net or call 810-695-8011.
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2554450
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2554452
Things are changing so quickly in IoT that it would take a wizard to predict which ecosystem will gain the most traction. In order for IoT to reach its potential, smart devices must be able to work together. Today, there are a slew of interoperability standards being promoted by big names to make this happen: HomeKit, Brillo and Alljoyn. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Adam Justice, vice president and general manager of Grid Connect, will review what happens when smart devices don’t work togethe...
Mar. 25, 2017 06:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,548
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ocean9will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Ocean9 provides cloud services for Backup, Disaster Recovery (DRaaS) and instant Innovation, and redefines enterprise infrastructure with its cloud native subscription offerings for mission critical SAP workloads.
Mar. 25, 2017 05:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,919
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Lachapelle, CEO of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), will provide an overview of various initiatives to certifiy the security of connected devices and future trends in ensuring public trust of IoT. Eric Lachapelle is the Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), an international certification body. His role is to help companies and individuals to achieve professional, accredited and worldw...
Mar. 25, 2017 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 484
Adding public cloud resources to an existing application can be a daunting process. The tools that you currently use to manage the software and hardware outside the cloud aren’t always the best tools to efficiently grow into the cloud. All of the major configuration management tools have cloud orchestration plugins that can be leveraged, but there are also cloud-native tools that can dramatically improve the efficiency of managing your application lifecycle.
Mar. 25, 2017 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,822
Providing the needed data for application development and testing is a huge headache for most organizations. The problems are often the same across companies - speed, quality, cost, and control. Provisioning data can take days or weeks, every time a refresh is required. Using dummy data leads to quality problems. Creating physical copies of large data sets and sending them to distributed teams of developers eats up expensive storage and bandwidth resources. And, all of these copies proliferating...
Mar. 25, 2017 03:15 PM EDT Reads: 6,425
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm. In his Day 3 Keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will explore t...
Mar. 25, 2017 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,714
SYS-CON Events announced today that Technologic Systems Inc., an embedded systems solutions company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Technologic Systems is an embedded systems company with headquarters in Fountain Hills, Arizona. They have been in business for 32 years, helping more than 8,000 OEM customers and building over a hundred COTS products that have never been discontinued. Technologic Systems’ pr...
Mar. 25, 2017 01:45 PM EDT Reads: 3,278
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named “Platinum Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business – from apparel to energy – is being rewritten by software. From ...
Mar. 25, 2017 01:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,694
The taxi industry never saw Uber coming. Startups are a threat to incumbents like never before, and a major enabler for startups is that they are instantly “cloud ready.” If innovation moves at the pace of IT, then your company is in trouble. Why? Because your data center will not keep up with frenetic pace AWS, Microsoft and Google are rolling out new capabilities In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Don Browning, VP of Cloud Architecture at Turner, will posit that disruption is inevitable for c...
Mar. 25, 2017 01:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,034
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudistics, an on-premises cloud computing company, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Cloudistics delivers a complete public cloud experience with composable on-premises infrastructures to medium and large enterprises. Its software-defined technology natively converges network, storage, compute, virtualization, and management into a ...
Mar. 25, 2017 12:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,871
Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor - all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organization...
Mar. 25, 2017 12:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,670
Deep learning has been very successful in social sciences and specially areas where there is a lot of data. Trading is another field that can be viewed as social science with a lot of data. With the advent of Deep Learning and Big Data technologies for efficient computation, we are finally able to use the same methods in investment management as we would in face recognition or in making chat-bots. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Gaurav Chakravorty, co-founder and Head of Strategy Development ...
Mar. 25, 2017 12:45 PM EDT Reads: 3,473
What if you could build a web application that could support true web-scale traffic without having to ever provision or manage a single server? Sounds magical, and it is! In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Munns, Senior Developer Advocate for Serverless Applications at Amazon Web Services, will show how to build a serverless website that scales automatically using services like AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, and Amazon S3. We will review several frameworks that can help you build serverle...
Mar. 25, 2017 12:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,797
SYS-CON Events announced today that Loom Systems will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Founded in 2015, Loom Systems delivers an advanced AI solution to predict and prevent problems in the digital business. Loom stands alone in the industry as an AI analysis platform requiring no prior math knowledge from operators, leveraging the existing staff to succeed in the digital era. With offices in S...
Mar. 25, 2017 12:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,162
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...
Mar. 25, 2017 12:30 PM EDT Reads: 5,054