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March 24, 2022

Flume Health, NextCare partner to increase patient access to urgent care

The move will enable middle market companies to add affordable access to urgent medical care for their employees.

Health-Plan-as-a-Service platform Flume Health has added NextCare, a urgent care and occupational medicine service provider, to its Flume Community Platform.

The move adds all 40 NextCare clinics in Texas to the platform. The programme will be further expanded to include all NextCare’s 156 clinics in additional ten states throughout 2022-23.

The agreement between Flume Health and NextCare will allow the middle market companies in all types of industries, which provide health plans powered by Flume, will add affordable and convenient access to urgent medical care for their employees and families.

Flume creates solutions which help people during their personal health journeys by tailoring healthcare plans as per the needs of varied companies and workforces.

Flume Health CEO and founder Cedric Kovacs-Johnson said: “Flume Health has always been in the business of trying to make it easier for people to access care at a more reasonable price.

“By adding NextCare to our platform of providers, we continue to find ways to increase healthcare options for American workers, while aiming for transparent and fair pricing so that employers as well as NextCare’s providers and patients know exactly what to expect.”

The company stated that the employers can design the health plans which waive deductibles and coinsurance for all Flume Community visits by participants through Flume Health platform.

This allows patients to pay the amount which they owe during service.

The providers will also benefit from reduced billing cycle and fair payment rates as part of the Flume Community.

NextCare Managed Care vice president Thom Palmer said: “Self-funded employers that Flume serves in Texas run the gamut of industry, including a law firm and a landscaping company.

“These businesses want to offer their employees improved benefits, to attract and retain workers, and because it’s the right thing to do.

“This agreement is the first big step toward expanding into all of our 156 locations in 11 states as we continue to seek new ways to provide more access and affordability to people in urgent times of medical need.”

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