FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TRIZETTO AND TELADOC TEAM TO HELP BENEFITS ADMINISTRATORS EXPAND MEMBER ACCESS TO PHYSICIANS
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. ,May 19, 2008, – The TriZetto Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TZIX) today announced a distribution alliance with TelaDoc Medical Services to provide TriZetto’s benefits administrator customers with affordable, telephone access to TelaDoc’s national network of board-certified, licensed
primary care physicians (PCPs) who are trained and experienced with telehealth services. With a national network of state-licensed PCPs, TelaDoc consulting physicians diagnose non-emergency medical problems and recommend treatment. This telehealth service ensures access to care 24 hours a
day, seven days a week and 365 days a year.
TelaDoc brings to six the number of vendor partners that have joined the TriZetto Premier Partnership Program. The program offers optimal pricing of vendor products and services that integrate with the company’s QicLinkTM claims administration platform used by TriZetto’s third-party administrator
customers. Because TelaDoc is a program partner, benefits administrators using QicLink may benefit from pre-integrated data feeds that deliver patient medical information to TelaDoc physicians in support of patient needs.
“The TriZetto Premier Partnership Program continues to grow in value by consistently adding new, value-based offerings to our mix of advanced, QicLink-integrated solutions,” said Joe Manheim, senior vice president of benefits administration for TriZetto. “TelaDoc delivers a quality, low-cost alternative to
non-critical doctor, emergency room and urgent care visits. Benefits administrators can use these services to help their employer groups enhance cost and quality of care initiatives while lowering overall healthcare spending.”
“Telehealth emerges as a high-value, mainstream model, and TriZetto’s extensive client base allows TelaDoc to bring this valuable service to the largest population of consumers served by an industry leader with best practice access, convenience and savings,” said Michael Gorton, chief executive officer
of TelaDoc. “TelaDoc is pleased to be partnering with TriZetto and looks forward to offering strong value and enhanced access to quality care for routine, non-emergency care.”Once enrolled in TelaDoc, plan members call TelaDoc to request a consultation. A return call from a doctor is guaranteed by TelaDoc within three hours, at which point the doctor provides a brief consultation and can advise members on their next step, which may include prescribing short-term
medication if appropriate — excluding DEA-controlled substances. The prescription is then called into the member’s pharmacy and the patient may pick it up immediately.
With the growing popularity of consumer-directed health plans, TelaDoc offers a quality, cost-effective delivery system for routine health care. Since TelaDoc consultations are provided for a flat fee, the TelaDoc service integrates well with most consumer-directed health plans. In addition, TelaDoc includes
an electronic health record that is available free of charge to both patients and physicians.
“The addition of the TelaDoc partnership further enhances TriZetto’s directive to help benefits administrators transition from a singular focus on paying claims to the broader realm of managing risk,” Manheim said. “TelaDoc services improve access to care and can deliver significant savings to self-insured organizations,” said Jeff Gary, executive vice president of TelaDoc. “Employers value TelaDoc for its role in sustaining a healthy, productive workplace and providing access to care for individuals who travel and cannot connect with their regular doctor.”
The arrangement between the TriZetto and TelaDoc was facilitated by Leverage Health Options, LLC.
About TelaDoc – TelaDoc Medical Services is a Texas corporation founded in 2003. TelaDoc is a national physicians’ association licensed in 50 states, providing consumer members with affordable, around-the clock access to telephone consults with trained primary care doctors who diagnose medical problems
and, when necessary, prescribe medications. Contact: 800.835.2362 or www.teladoc.com .
About TriZetto – TriZetto is Powering Integrated Healthcare Management. With its technology touching nearly half of the U.S. insured population, TriZetto is uniquely positioned to drive the convergence of health benefit administration, care management and constituent engagement. The company provides premier information technology solutions that enable payers and other constituents in the healthcare supply chain to improve the coordination of benefits and care for healthcare consumers. Healthcare payers include national and regional health insurance plans, and benefits administrators that provide transaction services to self-insured employer groups. The company’s payer-focused information technology offerings include enterprise and component software, hosting and business process outsourcing services, and consulting. Headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., TriZetto can be reached at 949-719-2200 or at www.trizetto.com .
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