NIMAD is a database of doctors, dentists and medical services providers that have agreed to substantially reduce their prices for people that don't have insurance. It is a way for the millions of people around the country that can't afford health care, to be able to pick out the service that they need, whether it be a filling for a cavity, an MRI, a psychologist or the need to have a general physical exam etc... Nimad is dedicated to providing services in all aspects of the medical community, at a reasonable price.
NIMAD uses the principle of collective bargaining to offer the medical community a company that will become a scheduling, billing and online marketing service for them to drive new patients and client to their practices, thereby driving the prices of those services down by increasing their business flow. Nimad clients will pay up front with a credit card, and schedule their appointments through the website, thereby guaranteeing the doctors they pay up front, and by letting the providers decide when they want to schedule the appointments, this enables them to fill up times that are perennially slow for them. Not having to wait months for the insurance companies to pay, and not having to fight to get paid by billing patients, allows the provider to save money and offer substantial discounts for our cash up front NIMAD clients.
This is also a way for the doctors to give back to the community, and help fight the absurd cost of Healthcare and the ridiculous pricing schedule that is currently in place. As an example, I had a pain in my chest a few months back and my local walk in clinic, said I should go to the Emergency room for a specific blood test, I did that and then they told me I needed a number of other tests and observation. They kept me four hours, did a number of tests including an ekg and then determined I had heartburn and sent me home.. A week or so later, I got a bill for over $13,000 dollars! As I felt this was onerous, I started negotiating with all the different bills that I received, from the ER bill itself to the doctor that read the ekg to the doctor that first examined me and the company that tested my blood. At the end of my negotiations, I still had to pay around $3,000 dollars, but that was a whole lot better than $13,000 and NIMAD was born.