Click on Health Care Provider Login Or Register button and enter your information. There are a few pages required to complete he registration process. We have made the process as streamlined and simple to follow as possible. You will receive an email from HCP@DocCost..com to confirm your registration. In order to log back in to complete or change your information, you will first need to click on this link to verify your email address.
Before you begin registering, please have your Private Pay fees and your logo handy.
Click "HCP Login" on the top toolbar, or follow the green registration/login buttonsfrom the home page. Enter your email address and password and click "Submit." This will take you to the HCP Navigation page.
Click "Health Care Provider Login Or Register button " from the top right corner of page on the site and you will be taken to the login page. Click the "Forgot Password" link underneath the empty username and password fields. The link will take you to a new page where you can enter your email address, then you will be asked your security question. Once complete, your password will be sent to you via email.
Our goal is to help Private Pay patients Find Doctors and Other Healthcare Providers. These patients pay you at the time of service eliminating the administrative costs of filing and re-filing insurance claims and having your charges adjusted by insurance companies and medicaid. You get paid the amount you agree to without the 60-90 day waiting period.
We make every effort to keep the registration process as simple and straightforward as possible. At the same time, we want to minimize innaccurate search results for patients. In this way, when a patient contacts your office, your valuable time is spent talking with a patient who has self qualified for your practice..
You must enter at least one procedure to show up in the search results. Patients will only be able to search based on specific procedures or services, so anything that is not entered will limit a patient's ability to find you in a search.
But, if your practice specializes in one area and you are trying to focus on that area, you may not want to include procedures that you are qualified to perform, but do not fit your specialty area.
We only ask for information we need to provide patients with meaningful results.
First we ask for your administrative contact information (mostly information we may need in the event we need to contact you).
Second we ask for information regarding your practice location and information a patient would need.
Then we ask for your specialty(ies).
Last, we ask for your pricing (you can enter prices by code or by bundled service/no code). You can enter a flat price, or price range depending on what best fits your pricing model. You even have the opportunity to describe what factors are used to determine the cost as well as any other information you may want to relay to the patient.
There is also a special entry page for concierge practice fees.
Of course, you can make revisions to this information at any time. Before starting, we suggest you have a electronic file of your logo or your photo, and your pricing information. If you provide house calls (nonconcierge) a list of your Zip Codes served will also be handy.
Certainly there are some patients that will have cost as a primary concern in their decision making. There are practices that target this segment of the market. Other practices emphasize convenience, quality of care, and other factors for those patients for whom price is part of the decision making process, but is not the key concern. Many self-pay patients will be satisfied knowing they are paying a reasonable amount for their care. And, yes, there are patients that gladly pay the highest fees for convenience, perceived quality, etc.
Unlikely. Although there may be some initial confusion, the free market will resolve issues such as the appropriate number of physicians and what specialties are needed within a given area. Pricing will settle itself on the appropriateness of the pricing for the services rendered. Even if there are a few adjustments made, wouldn’t you rather be in control of your pricing than leaving it in the hands of third parties? Although there may be a few exceptions, most physicians are of a caliber that they would not be inclined to participate in a price war.
Third party payors already treat physicians like a commodity. The difference is that both the patient and physician have been taken out of the equation. Third parties dictate your pricing and, often, procedures. Patients want doctors to be open and frank regarding all aspects of their care, including price.
First, Congratulations! It is great that you are participating in true free market healthcare.
Posting your information on DocCost.com is another way to reach out to cash patients. Our intention is to make it even easier for patients to find you - without the clutter they get on search engine results. One of the difficulties cash patients experience is the frustration of having to go through a multitude of sites, manually eliminating those sites that fail to meet their expected search results.
We will be the single site for patients across the U.S. to search and find only cash friendly physicians and their fees. As more and more patients realize the benefits of eliminating costly third parties, the demand for this single search site will grow. You will benefit from both your site and ours!
Patient on-line behavior will be similar for cash pricing information as it is for self-diagnosis. Let’s say a potential patient (someone who may or may not have a doctor) develops a strange rash on her arm. Not sure what if it is important enough to call her doctor, she will look for information on WebMD or perform a search that will guide her to WebMD as one of the top 2 or 3 search results. She is unlikely to find your web site (which will probably be far lower in the search results) even if you have the information she wants posted right there. Similarly, when the patient is curious about medical costs, we expect DocCost.com to be the primary site patients will turn to for cash pricing information. We will then provide them with actual cost information and the physicians’ contact information (they will get phone number, address, link back to your site, etc.).
Please note, we are not a simple directory. Only services/procedures with prices will appear on DocCost.com’s search results pages.
Your self-pay prices are only for patients who are paying at time of service. Additionally, these prices are not subject to review or adjustment. If the third party can agree to those terms, then there should be no problem offering those same rates to them, too.
Insurance companies understand the “discount for cash” and “payment at time of service” premises and (so far), cannot meet those terms. If they did, and agreed to the no review/adjustment terms as well, why wouldn’t you want to use the same pricing?
If third party payors want to know your self-pay prices, they can call your office anonymously and ask. In most cases, it is just that simple to get the cash price information. You have so much more to gain from posting your fees than if you don’t.