A Rochester, New York-based mobile health service that provides X-rays and ultrasounds at home or in the workplace is expanding into two new states, the company announced Thursday.
Around since 2016, EZaccessMD dubs itself as the “first and only” provider to offer both teleconsults with board-certified physicians alongside in-person diagnostics. It’s expanding into Michigan and Indiana this month with two new partnerships, ballooning the firm’s geography to 16 states.
EZaccessMD partners with health plan carriers to help blunt healthcare costs. It’s able to offer access to more than 80% of urgent care services, dispatching technologists and imaging equipment within two hours.
“Accessibility to quality health services continues to be a critical barrier for communities nationwide, amplified only further by COVID-19,” company President Lois Irwin said July 22. "We work with employers to ensure their workforce has an unparalleled level of healthcare convenience at their fingertips, while saving companies the cost of expensive medical claims — a win-win that's key to hiring and workforce retention.”
To fuel its expansion in Michigan, EZaccessMD is partnering with HomeTeam Mobile Diagnostics, a Southfield-based provider of at-home X-ray and ultrasound. Meanwhile, it’s teaming with a similar group to further imaging care in Indiana, joining with St. Louis, Missouri-headquartered BioTech X-ray, which on its own operates in nine states.
EZaccessMD offers its services as either an enhancement for existing health insurance plans or standalone perk at small companies where traditional care options are limited. Employers typically pay only for what employees and their families use, starting at $4 per individual each month.
Consumers can access their phone or video consults 24/7, while mobile diagnostics are offered between 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. EZaccessMD currently has physician phone coverage in all 50 states and is “working hard” to expand at-home imaging to other geographies, according to its website. It joins others such as investor-backed DispatchHealth that have looked to capitalize on consumers’ growing appetite for at-home imaging amid the COVID-19 pandemic.