Partnering with DirectDerm

Partnering with DirectDerm

DirectDerm’s diagnostic accuracy rate is equivalent to that of an in-office visit, so you and your patients get reliable, effective treatment options in hours. Patient satisfaction goes up as sick time and treatment costs come down.

melanoma-cost-infographic-squareIn one case study, a patient referred to DirectDerm had been misdiagnosed with a fungal infection of the foot. After three months, three visits to a doctor and four prescriptions, the lesions had failed to improve. DirectDerm dermatologists quickly identified the true source of the problem – a reaction to a drug the patient had been taking. When the medication was stopped, the problem resolved, saving the patient from further discomfort, repeated office visits and pharmacy costs.

In another case, our doctors detected a melanoma on the scalp of a very young patient, and the lesion was surgically removed within a week. At the early, precancerous stage that it was detected (melanoma in situ), the five-year survival rate is nearly 100 percent and the average cost of care is less than $5,000. But if the disease progresses unchecked, survival statistics drop dramatically and costs soar into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

These are just two examples of the dramatic impact that DirectDerm has on improving patient care and outcomes and reducing costs for payers.

For each entity with an interest in patients’ skin health, having DirectDerm on the team allows you to offer a one-stop skin-care solution that is effective, simple, fast and affordable.

“We find that the cost of the treatments over time is lower than some traditional avenues for dermatology.”

Johnathan Yeh, Pharm. D. Director of Clinical Programs Health Plan of San Joaquin

DIRECTDerm for Health Plans

Here’s how you and your subscribers can benefit from DirectDerm.

  • DirectDerm helps you and your policyholders save money, providing convenience, efficiency, diagnostic accuracy and complete follow-up care.
  • One plan saw a 65 percent reduction in cost per case
  • With DirectDerm, skin problems meet their match. More than 90 percent of cases handled through a DirectDerm consultation had no claims history of further dermatology in-person office visits.
  • The right diagnosis leads to the right treatment and dramatically lower pharmacy charges.
  • For serious concerns, such as skin cancers, early diagnosis is crucial. Getting answers in hours instead of weeks or months protects patient health and reduces risks and costs.
  • DirectDerm dermatologists are team players, enabling providers and health plans to provide highly specialized dermatology care as part of comprehensive continuum of care.
  • With a national shortage of dermatologists, access to DirectDerm’s services can be a valued benefit as part of a health plan.

WHY CHOOSE DIRECTDERM?

  • All DirectDerm consultants are board-certified dermatologists trained at the leading medical centers in the United States.
  • DirectDerm’s diagnostic accuracy is equivalent to an in-office visit, but without the wait.
  • Within 48 hours – often within 24 – patients and their health care providers receive a full report with diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • Providers and their patients can access DirectDerm quickly and easily from anywhere at any time.
  • DirectDerm dermatologists have expertise in the skin-care needs of patients of all ages. Several are board-certified in pediatric dermatology.
  • DirectDerm consultants ensure that patients are scheduled appropriately and expeditiously for any needed procedures or follow-up, in-person visits.

What other payers are saying.

What providers are saying.

View a list of conditions we often diagnose and treat.

To learn more or join DirectDerm as a referring provider or partner, please contact us. One of our representatives will be in touch soon to provide more detailed information.

“Through the telemedicine support that DirectDerm provides, we were able to reduce our backlog to nothing in 90 days.”

Doug Robertson Regional Services Director Hill Physicians Medical Group

Directderm for Health Systems

With DirectDerm, you can offer your patients and employees quick, easy access to highly qualified, board-certified dermatologists, despite the fact that the national shortage of dermatologists has left many communities and hospitals struggling to meet demand for quality skin care. Here are some ways that DirectDerm benefits health systems like yours:

  • DirectDerm dermatologists work with your hospital and clinic teams to expand your dermatology coverage, offering timely, convenient consultations and follow-up care.
  • Patients and health care providers can access DirectDerm at any time, from any place – urban, rural or in between.
  • DirectDerm also serves as a referral source and a partner in the coordination and continuity of patient care.
  • With timely, accurate diagnoses, pharmacy charges are reduced – a major benefit for employers, employees and patients.
  • One health plan realized a 65 percent reduction in cost per case after contracting with DirectDerm.
  • For serious concerns, such as skin cancers, early diagnosis is crucial. Getting answers in hours instead of weeks or months protects patient health and reduces your risks and costs.

What other payers are saying.

What providers are saying.

See how easy referring can be.

See when to refer.

View a list of conditions we often diagnose and treat.

To learn more or join DirectDerm as a referring provider or partner, please contact us. One of our representatives will be in touch soon to provide more detailed information.

“DirectDerm provides immediate or prompt access to care, high quality services and it’s very cost-effective. It doesn’t get any better than that.”

Paula Friend Regional Director Hill Physicians Medical Group