SECOND OPINION SERVICES
A Better Alternative to Virtual Second Opinion Services
When your members’ health is on the line, every moment matters.
When your members need a second opinion,
where do they start?
When someone faces a challenging health diagnosis, what matters most is that they get the right care at the right time.
Providing a typical second opinion service means giving your members a costly medical opinion based solely on medical records, not a physical exam. Then, if this results in a change in diagnosis, the member must find a new doctor and start the process all over again, delaying needed care and driving up costs.
The percentage of initial diagnoses and treatment plans that are dramatically different from the second opinion and treatment plan.
Source: Van Such M, Lohr R, Beckman T, Naessens JM. Extent of diagnostic agreement among medical referrals. J Eval Clin Pract. 2017;23:870–874. https://doi.org/10.1111/jep.12747
Deliver a better second opinion service.
Try QualityCare Connect.
Whether it’s finding the right doctor the first time or getting a second opinion, a quality physician matching service is the added layer of protection your members need.
We provide your members with a choice of highly qualified, experienced, in-network doctors who have a proven track record of quality outcomes with their specific condition, so they can get the appropriate care faster. Whether it’s confirming a diagnosis or changing a treatment plan, your members get the right care at the right time.
THE VALUE OF A SECOND OPINION
After his lung cancer diagnosis, surgery was recommended.
Michelle’s dad was terrified at the prospect of having surgery for a recent lung cancer diagnosis. That’s when Michelle turned to QualityCare Connect.
Initial DiagnosisLung cancer diagnosed by Thoracic and Vascular Surgeon.
Specialist Required – Find DoctorLobectomy recommended.
- Patient PreferencesMichelle’s dad opposed surgery and felt dismissed by his doctor.
- Specialist SelectedSecond opinion referral from QualityCare Connect found a specialist who suggested multiple treatment options, including a minimally invasive approach.
- The OutcomeSurgery avoided. Following three small radiology sessions, Michelle’s dad is living cancer-free.
A SECOND OPINION MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE
When TJ’s lacrosse career was nearly sidelined by a torn tendon, surgery was initially recommended. TJ and his mom decided they wanted a better option.