BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Today, LocalMed, LLC and Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced an agreement
"LocalMed's mission has always been to remove scheduling barriers in health care," said Keith English, CEO of LocalMed. "And since many patients say convenience is the #1 factor in scheduling a dental visit, this partnership with Humana will enable more people to easily get the dental care they need."
Under this new initiative, dental offices that utilize LocalMed's online scheduling software will be able to place a "Schedule Appointment Now" link on their listings in Humana's provider directory. This means patients searching for a dentist who accepts Humana insurance will be able to book an appointment directly from Humana's directory page.
"Choosing and scheduling an appointment with a trusted provider is one of the first steps in maintaining and achieving your best health," said Dave Vanden Heuvel, vice president of Humana Specialty Products. "Our partnership with LocalMed and the access to their online platform will help Humana members seamlessly connect to the care they need."
All current LocalMed dentists that are in network with Humana will automatically have their directory listing upgraded to include the scheduling widget. The launch date for this implementation is February 22, 2019.
About LocalMed: LocalMed provides the only real-time, online patient scheduling solution for dental practices. Its online patient scheduling platform, LocalMed Connect, is used by almost 6,000 providers across 48 states to schedule tens of thousands of new and returning patients each month. To learn more, visit http://www.localmed.com or call (888) 203-7531.
About Humana: Humana Inc. is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large. To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective.
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