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Replacing Prior Authorization with Virtual Second Opinion Service

  • May 15, 2019
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
  • online
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If a prescribed procedure, service, or medication requires prior authorization, it must be approved by a health insurance provider beforehand. The process acts as a safety and cost-saving measure. And improvements are being made continually to ensure that the process does not create an undue burden on physicians and other health care professionals.

This webinar will provide education on ways prior authorization has evolved and the issues around the current process. Attendees will learn how implementing a requirement that members must receive a virtual second opinion by an elite specialist through 2nd.MD versus the existing prior authorization process could lead to greater cost-savings and better outcomes for members and the health insurance provider.

Attendees will learn

How 2nd.MD can connect members with elite specialists throughout the United States to confirm or recommend an alternate treatment plan.


Speakers


Jason Melton
CEO
2nd.MD

A passionate leader, Jason Melton is committed to saving and improving lives by leveraging technology and innovation to solve some of the world’s largest healthcare challenges. Jason joined 2nd.MD in 2014 as Chief Financial Officer, before becoming the CEO in 2016. Jason doesn’t just believe in the power of 2nd.MD because he’s the CEO. The company’s mission of saving lives every day is near to his heart because he’s also one of their success stories after a near-fatal skiing incident. Prior to joining 2nd.MD, Jason held a variety of executive level positions in various industries including hospitality, transportation, natural resources and consulting. Jason studied Economics and Mathematics at Princeton University.