SECOND OPINION SERVICES

A Better Alternative to Virtual Second Opinion Services

When your members’ health is on the line, every moment matters.

THE PROBLEM

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.

21%

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 

THE SOLUTION

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 Diagnosis

    Lung cancer diagnosed by Thoracic and Vascular Surgeon.
  • Specialist Required – Find Doctor

    Lobectomy recommended.
  • Patient Preferences

    Michelle’s dad opposed surgery and felt dismissed by his doctor.
  • Specialist Selected

    Second opinion referral from QualityCare Connect found a specialist who suggested multiple treatment options, including a minimally invasive approach.
  • The Outcome

    Surgery 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.

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