New York, New York – June 22, 2018 – Medmo (https://www.medmo.com), an innovative company that directly links patients with medical providers around the United States, launched their “pay what you can afford” platform for medical imaging.
“Medmo allows patients to name the price they can afford for their next imaging test – whether it is for an MRI, CT scan, PET scan, or any other imaging test that has been prescribed,” says Medmo Co-Founder and CEO, Dr. Christopher Kelly, MD, MS. Dr. Kelly is a respected New York-based cardiologist, entrepreneur, and author. “I saw a desperate need for patients who were prescribed essential medical imaging tests, but simply could not afford them,” says Dr. Kelly. “We created Medmo to help solve this issue and put the patients back in charge,” Kelly continued.
Medmo’s technology allows patients with high deductibles or without medical insurance to get the exact scan their health care professional has prescribed from a local, accredited imaging center at the price they can afford. “The ‘name your price’ concept has worked well in the travel industry, and we’re leveraging our expertise and vision in the medical space to provide patients with a unique, innovative solution that meets their medical needs at a cost that fits within their budget,” says Dr. Kelly.
As a physician, Dr. Kelly regularly treats underinsured patients and has seen firsthand the need for a service that helps people obtain care at predictable, affordable prices. Dr. Kelly completed medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he was valedictorian, and served as resident, chief resident, and fellow at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Kelly’s academic work has been featured in The New England Journal of Medicine, the nation’s leading medical journal.
Joining Dr. Kelly is Shaun Tobias, Co-Founder, and CTO of Medmo. Shaun is a technical leader with extensive experience in software engineering, team building, leadership, and management. He has presented his work in front of hundreds of young technologists and aspiring engineers, as well as technology legends such as Stephen Wolfram.
If you’re one of the millions of Americans with no health insurance or with a high deductible health insurance plan, you can’t take any chances with your medical expenses. An imaging scan, like an MRI or CT scan, could easily cost you thousands of dollars.
Medmo was created to help people obtain affordable, high-quality medical imaging tests near them. Just indicate the test that you need and the price you can afford. The platform will connect you with a nearby imaging center that can take your price. Medmo and their nationwide network of accredited imaging centers can book all types of medical scans – including MRI, CT, PET, and ultrasound – near where you live or work. All of Medmo’s imaging centers have active accreditations from major organizations, meeting national standards for quality and safety.