LowestMed Joins Forces with WellVia, a Premier Telehealth Provider throughout the U.S.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 General News
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SALT LAKE CITY, June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LowestMed, the nation's first prescription price transparency search engine,

has announced a partnership with WellVia, a premier telehealth provider.

LowestMed and WellVia share the mission of making healthcare more affordable to patients. Because prescription drugs prices can be so prohibitive, price transparency

and available discounts play a significant role in the patient's decision to treat non-urgent illnesses. Nearly two-thirds of people prescribed a medication say they didn't know the price until they visited the pharmacy counter.

Sticker shock at the pharmacy can lead to patients not filling their medications. LowestMed changes that, by offering a way for consumers to search discounted prices on medications, before visiting the pharmacy.

"Patients participate in telehealth for convenient access to high quality and affordable medical care. By partnering with WellVia, LowestMed helps patients conveniently compare drug prices, in real-time, while communicating with their doctor," said Brad Bangerter, CEO of LowestMed. "This allows them to know the costs before visiting the pharmacy and enables them to get the best price possible."

"Our doctors can diagnose symptoms, prescribe medication if medically appropriate, and send prescriptions to the pharmacy of the member's choice," says Todd Thoman, President of WellVia. "By partnering with LowestMed, WellVia members can see the prices of their medications at various pharmacies. With our proprietary platform, WellVia will notify members, in real-time, where to receive immediate discounts on medications."

With LowestMed and WellVia's partnership, millions of consumers, participating in telehealth, will have better access to affordable prescriptions at major U.S. pharmacies.

About LowestMedLowestMed is fighting the battle against high prescription drug prices, by providing a way for consumers to know the cost of their prescriptions at local pharmacies. This enables them to effectively compare prices, resulting in significant savings in both time and out-of-pocket costs. LowestMed makes prescription drug prices transparent, utilizing user-friendly mobile technology. Its search tool also displays other pricing and savings resources, like the Walmart 4 dollar list and sources for savings on diabetic supplies.

About WellViaWellVia provides members with bi-lingual 24/7, 365 access to affordable, high-quality care for non-emergency medical needs, wellness coaching, and EAP specialists. Utilizing their proprietary network solution, clients and their members have access to customizable portals, allowing real-time utilization detail and scheduling options. WellVia's physician network includes board-certified, U.S.-based physicians, credentialed utilizing NCQA standards. WellVia's average national response time is 10 minutes. WellVia provides virtual healthcare with exceptional care for companies and consumers. For more information, visit www.wellviasolutions.com.

 

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SOURCE LowestMed



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