The agreement permits DermatologistOnCall to provide convenient, quality and affordable dermatology care to Highmark Members. The teledermatology service is available 24/7 and provides a diagnosis and treatment plan within three business days.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 30, 2014 (Newswire.com) - Iagnosis®, the parent company of DermatologistOnCall® and a national leader in online skin care technology, announced that beginning January 1, 2015 web-based visits will be a covered benefit to Highmark Commercial Insurance Members across Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware.
To use the service patients can simply visit DermatologistOnCall.com to provide a brief medical history, information about their condition and upload photos. After review, a board-certified dermatologist provides a diagnosis, comprehensive treatment plan, and prescriptions all online. The service enures turnaround within three business days although the current average wait time for a diagnosis and prescription is less than 12 hours. When medically necessary, the dermatologist will refer the patient for an in-office visit.
We are excited that Highmark has chosen to cover teledermatology visits to DermatologistOnCall.com for its members. The two organizations have a long-standing collaborative relationship and this benefit option supports our common goal of offering quality, convenient and affordable healthcare with a superior customer experience.
Dave Zynn, CEO of Iagnosis
“We are excited that Highmark has chosen to cover visits to DermatologistOnCall for its members.“ said David Zynn, CEO of Iagnosis. “The two organizations have a long-standing collaborative relationship and this benefit option supports our common goal of offering quality, convenient and affordable healthcare with a superior customer experience.”
“Patients want convenience. It can often take months for patients to get an appointment to see a dermatologist,” according to Dr. Mark Seraly, Iagnosis Chief Medical Officer and founder of DermatologistOnCall. “As a result many consumers go to urgent care centers or the emergency room. These options tend to be costly and the patient will likely not even see a dermatologist.”
DermatologistOnCall has established a large network of state-licensed, U.S. Board Certified dermatologists that specialize in the delivery of online skin care. Through the secure, HIPAA/HITECH-complaint platform, dermatologists can address more than 3,000 diseases of the skin, hair and nails, including common problems such as acne, shingles, hair loss, poison ivy, and psoriasis.
Iagnosis is a leading technology provider of online dermatology services. Through its best-in-class platform, Iagnosis provides convenient 24/7 access to affordable, high quality medical care staffed by a broad network of board-certified dermatologists. Its flagship product, DermatologistOnCall.com, offers patients a diagnosis, electronic prescription and treatment plan that includes counseling on the condition.
Iagnosis has been recognized in the industry for its innovation and actively partners with physician practices, health systems and other organizations to provide comprehensive online skin care solutions to their patients.
For more information, visit www.iagnosis.com.