CirrusMD, a Denver, CO-based chat-first virtual care solution, today announced that it has raised $15 million in Series B funding led by Drive Capital, Colorado Impact Fund and other prior investors, bringing total funding to-date to $26 million. The company also announced a new contract with Iron Bow as a subcontractor to the United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) for improved care access and delivery for the veteran community.
Care Without Barriers
Founded in 2012 by Blake McKinney, an emergency physician realized the transformative role of telemedicine fueled by his own frustrating experiences in the emergency department. CirrusMD partners with health plans to build greater trust in member populations and deliver exceptional virtual care experiences by breaking through the barriers that exist in today’s traditional healthcare landscape.
Break Barriers Not Trust
Members can access unlimited, on-demand dialogue with a board-certified physician across 50 states in seconds via the web or mobile app, whenever and wherever it fits in their day. There are no paywall barriers, and physician conversation can last as long as members need to get the answers – and peace of mind – to manage their wellness. The platform empowers better care access, reduces unnecessary Emergency Room visits, decreases wait times and lowers call center volume while driving member utilization rates that exceed telehealth industry norms by nearly three times.
Subcontract with VA
CirrusMD also announced a new agreement with Iron Bow, which has a contract with the VA, for improved care access and delivery for the veteran community by offering veterans easy access to communication with VA health care team members in 60 seconds or less via a mobile or web application. CirrusMD will work closely through Iron Bow with the VA to raise awareness and drive utilization across the platform with the new VA Health Chat app to improve care management, care access, and ultimately the health and wellness of the veteran population. The initial rollout will be available for 200,000+ patients across three of the VA’s medical centers.
So far in 2019, CirrusMD has achieved additional significant milestones and growth. The company has seen a 141% increase in Q1 patient encounters year-over-year and partnered with an additional major market payer to expand its Medicaid market share into three new pilot programs in three states.This round of funding will carry the company through its next phase of growth, and drive product innovation to support current and future partners.
“Real-time communication between a doctor and patient not only improves outcomes but is expected in healthcare today. This latest round of funding enables us to bring seamless, chat-based virtual care to more people,” said Andrew Altorfer, CEO and co-founder of CirrusMD. “CirrusMD is leading the market in delivering instant, secure texting with board-certified physicians across all 50 states. We’re turning the antiquated, brick-and-mortar approach to care on its head. By optimizing member engagement and providing care where and when it’s needed, we can reduce out of control healthcare costs and deliver better patient care.”