What You Should Know:
– Wheel, the digital health company putting great care within everyone’s reach, today announced a new integration with GoodRx, America’s digital resource for healthcare, to help people save on their prescription costs and follow their treatment plans. Now Wheel clients and their millions of patients can seamlessly access discounts on medications at more than 70,000 pharmacies nationwide.
One-third of US residents have trouble paying their medical bills and turn to their physicians for help navigating the costs and insurance coverage. However, a recent survey from JAMA Network shows that few physicians are able to accurately estimate out-of-pocket costs
Through this integration, Wheel and GoodRx are providing clinicians with greater confidence that their patients will be able to start and stay on their medication. GoodRx’s coupon price API processes over 200 billion pricing data points every day to provide consumers with access to lower prices on their medication.
Through this integration, once a clinician prescribes a treatment plan, companies built on Wheel’s white-labeled virtual care platform will be able to seamlessly offer their patients a GoodRx coupon for their medication at their preferred pharmacy. Wheel’s virtual care platform and nationwide clinician network make it easy for companies to build telehealth services — whether they’re looking to scale nationwide, expand their treatment areas, offer 24/7 care coverage, or now provide direct cost savings to their patients.
“We’re excited to partner with GoodRx and make it easier and less expensive for people to follow their treatment plans,” said Wheel CEO and founder Michelle Davey. “Our goal is to provide companies with all the tools they need to build a great virtual care service for their patients. This partnership is another example of how we’re driving down the cost of care and improving health outcomes at scale.”