Dignity Health, Ooda grow pilot to streamline payer-provider payments

Dignity health and technology startup company Ooda Health are building on the partnership they formed last year to pilot Ooda’s digital platform at Arizona and California hospitals, company officials confirmed to Becker's.

Dignity Health and Ooda announced their partnership in September 2018.

As part of the partnership, Dignity Health participated in pilots with Ooda payer partners such as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and Blue Shield of California. This included piloting Ooda's digital platform — which enables real-time claims payments between payers and providers — at Dignity Health hospitals.

"The purpose of the pilot is to transform the patient billing experience by eliminating provider collections and empowering plans to engage their members in a more convenient, 'one-stop shop' billing approach," said Seth Cohen, president and co-founder of Ooda. "By working through the plan, Ooda can consolidate bills from various providers and present the information in a single statement for members. Ooda also offers convenient payment options, such as  zero-percent financing."

Mr. Cohen said the pilot began with one Arizona hospital and has expanded to a second one.

In September, the pilot will expand  to two Dignity hospitals and a physician's practice in  Sacramento, Calif.


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