NIMAD uses the principle of collective bargaining to offer the medical community a company that will become a free scheduling; billing and online marketing service for them, to drive new patients (at no cost of acquisition) to their practices, thereby driving the prices of those services down by increasing their business flow. NIMAD clients will schedule their appointments through the website and pay our service providers up front with a credit card. 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. After service has been provided and the bill is paid, NIMAD is notified by the provider of the final bill, and then NIMAD charges our clients a 10% fee on their credit card for using the website to find the best doctor at the best price. All Tele Health charges will be processed directly through the website. Prices posted on the NIMAD website include the 10% service fee.
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 hidden 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.