Online medical service platform MDsave has partnered with healthcare data provider Ribbon Health to empower care navigation companies to perform transactable care.

Since 2019, the two entities have been working to offer provider reviews to, and now, with this expanded partnership, each company aims to make healthcare more accessible and affordable for all. 

MDsave teams up with providers and health systems to provide completely bundled care options for employers and care navigators, with care being purchased up front under one comprehensive and locked-in price.

MDsave’s online healthcare services platform links providers, employers and patients to transactable healthcare.

With the integration of MDsave’s roster of more than 3,000 medical procedures and 6,000 providers under the Ribbon Health platform, care navigators will be able to quickly find and also buy affordable and quality care for employers and patients.

MDsave chief technology officer Ryan Aipperspach said: “Our health system partners want to bring an innovative solution to employers in their markets.

“Our providers understand transparency is only as good as the transactability of the network. Ribbon makes it easy for us to distribute this solution across the healthcare ecosystem by enabling their customers with the ability to purchase care at the point of a provider search.”

Ribbon Health co-founder and chief executive officer Nate Maslak said: “Ribbon is the single source of truth for provider information, and our customers are always seeking innovative ways of making care more affordable for their patients and members.

“We are very excited to partner with MDsave to further our mission of increasing access to accessible, affordable and high-quality care by enabling our customers to not only view the cost of care but also purchase more cost-effective care within Ribbon’s platform.”

With the use of the integrated Ribbon Health and MDsave solution, care navigators that assist businesses with self-funded plans will be able to assess and shop MDsave’s countrywide bundled network options with the rest of the API-delivered provider data platform of Ribbon.

Ribbon Health and MDsave will work together over the coming months to integrate MDsave’s transactable care solutions into the Ribbon Health data platform for the benefit of both new and old clients.