Sponsored by the Dallas Fort Worth Business Group on Health

AUSTIN, Texas – November 18, 2015 – EmployerDirect Healthcare, a leader in value-based healthcare for large employers with self-funded medical plans, announced that it will showcase its SurgeryPlus at the Dallas Fort Worth Business Group on Health’s 11th Annual Benefits Design Forum and Vendor Fair. SurgeryPlus is a supplemental healthcare benefit for employers that directs planned medical procedures to high-quality providers. The event will be held on Thursday December 3 at the Westin Galleria in Dallas. The Forum provides valuable opportunities to learn about evidence-based solutions that can help employers purchase high value healthcare, improve employees’ overall health and well-being, reduce their health risks and manage chronic conditions more effectively, while controlling healthcare costs.

“This conference is a great opportunity to meet health and wellness executives from large employers in our home state of Texas who are interested in increasing access to quality and reducing costs,” said Clint Hampton, CEO of EmployerDirect. “We encourage conference attendees to stop by our booth to learn more about SurgeryPlus, which provides self-funded employers with cost savings and transparency, and contributes to increased employee productivity.”

SurgeryPlus offers bundled case rates for planned medical procedures by pre-negotiating and consolidating all costs before surgery, including surgeon, assistant surgeon, anesthesia fees, facility costs, inpatient diagnostics, therapy, and pharmacy. The covered procedures are mostly elective and include orthopedic, spine, cardiovascular, bariatric, general surgery and carpel tunnel surgeries, along with minor outpatient procedures such as colonoscopy, endoscopy, arthroscopy. Each procedure is implemented by a care coordinator, who acts as a personal assistant for each member. Care coordinators help select a SurgeryPlus provider, schedule appointments, aid in transferring medical records, and manage travel logistics for patients when necessary.

Over 400 business and healthcare executives are expected to attend the Dallas Fort Worth Business Group on Health’s 11th Annual Benefits Design Forum and Vendor Fair. This includes corporate benefits and wellness executives from large and mid-size Texas employers, health and benefits service providers and healthcare professionals. More information is available at http://dfwbgh.org/Wellness2015/index.htm.

About EmployerDirect Healthcare and SurgeryPlus

EmployerDirect’s supplemental benefit, SurgeryPlus, transforms the way self-insured employers provide and pay for planned medical procedures for their employees, saving 30-50 percent per procedure. With a nationwide network of board certified surgeons and high quality facilities, SurgeryPlus covers over 100 procedures with pre-negotiated bundled rates consolidating all costs for each episode of care. Dedicated Care Coordinators personally assist covered members with scheduling procedures by selecting a provider, transferring medical records, coordinating any travel logistics and guiding the member through the entire continuum of care. SurgeryPlus members do not pay an additional premium for the benefit and members do not receive medical bills for procedures. For more information about EmployerDirect, please visit www.edhc.com or call (888)241-8537.

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