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Adventist Health Simi Valley Partners on Up-Front Medical Payment Program

Adventist Health Simi Valley and MDsave have partnered on a new way for patients to save money as an increasing number of people pay out of pocket for health care.MDsave, an online healthcare marketplace, and Adventist Health Simi Valley will give patients the ability to buy medical services upfront at reduced prices that are bundled together with related fees – sparing patients any surprise bills.“Patients get the same quality of care they can expect at our hospital,” John Dingilian, Adventist’s chief medical officer, said in a statement. “We are able to offer our self-pay patients affordable prices through MDsave because of increased administrative efficiency.”MDsave’s online marketplace offers pre-negotiated and bundled prices for services. For example, MDsave’s current featured specialties include electrocardiograms, mammogram screenings and blood typing among other services.“We are compelled to build healthier communities,” Jennifer Swenson, Adventist Health Simi Valley chief executive, said in a statement. “MDsave provides alternative ways for patients to get the health care they need.”

Antonio Pequeño IV
Antonio Pequeño IV
Antonio “Tony” Pequeño IV is a reporter covering health care, finance and law for the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. He specializes in reporting on some of the biggest names in the Valley’s biotechnology sector. In addition to his work with the Business Journal, Tony has reported with BuzzFeed News on the unsupervised use of Clearview AI, a controversial facial recognition technology. Tony, who also conducts freelance reporting, graduated from the USC’s Master of Science in Journalism program in 2021. He is in his fifth year as a journalist as of 2021.
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