Sedera is introducing you to high-quality virtual healthcare.
Adding BowTie’s Virtual Care to your Sedera Membership is a powerful combination. BowTie is there for your primary and preventative needs while the Sedera Medical Cost Sharing Community provides support during major medical events. Together Sedera and BowTie improve your health and lower your overall cost of care.
Act as case managers and navigators
Lower the out-of-pocket expense with hospitals and specialists
Make referrals to fair medical pricing providers
Avoid unnecessary care and service
Your BowTie membership also includes access to MDLive, a leading telehealth provider for afterhours or weekends acute medical issues.
BowTie Medical (BTM) is an integrated medical provider that was formed in 2014. BTM started providing virtual care — pre-Covid, and currently has approximately 2,000 members in 36 states. For more information about BTM please visit www.bowtiemedical.com.
BTM Physicians are not measured on revenue generation. BTM Physicians are held accountable for making medical recommendations that are in the best interest of the member, balancing necessary care with paying fair market prices.
Yes. Each member that joins BTM is assigned to a care team that includes Doctors, Nurses, Mental Health Professionals and Health Guardians.
An important part of your care team are the Guardians. Guardians work with members to understand their medical history, their family’s medical history and any other factors that might impact their health. As a trusted advisor, Guardians are there to ensure that members get access to high-quality care with fair pricing.
Our Guardians will range (based on training and experience) from a Medical Assistant to Behavior Coach / Counselor to Registered Nurses / LPN’s. In addition to medical training, our Guardians are empowered to provide superior customer service by acting as problem-solvers. Guardians play an instrumental role in enhancing the member experience.
We have mapped out the step by step member experience and use a combination of phone, text and web-based interfaces to provide the members with the best experience possible.
Members are in total control with regards to what doctors they choose to see and BTM is there to support that relationship whatever way it can. For those members that don’t have a PCP (statistics estimate that almost 50% of Americans don’t have a PCP), our goal to earn the member’s trust and provide these services directly.
Combining BowTie’s virtual care with a Sedera membership produces a comprehensive and cost-effective health care solution. BowTie is here for you primary and common specialty needs, while the Sedera Medical Cost Sharing Community provides support during major medical events like surgeries or hospitalizations.
Sedera is introducing members to BowTie because we have been able to demonstrate that with access to BowTie’s doctors, nurses and Guardians, Sedera members achieve better health outcomes and lower their overall cost of care.
To take advantage of this offer you must register with BowTie Medical. A link to the registration form can be found at bowtiemedical.com/bowtie-sedera-offer
For legal and administrative reasons, you will be charged by both Sedera and BowTie Medical, but the combination of the two bills will not exceed your current monthly contribution. For example, your current Sedera monthly contribution might be $350, but with this program your new monthly Sedera monthly contribution could be $300 and your BowTie membership would be $50 per month.
Although both services provide 24/7 acute telehealth services, there are a few compelling reasons why BowTie Medical uses MDLive. Most importantly, MDLive offers members mental health and behavioral coaching services. As a member you can schedule sessions with licensed therapists and board-certified psychiatrists at discounted rates. Another benefit of using MDLive is their close working relationship with BowTie’s care teams. BowTie receives reports when MDLIve interacts with our members, so BowTie can update medical charts and provide any necessary follow up.
Other than activating this additional MDLive account, there are no changes to how your Sedera membership works.
Yes, the Sedera Sharing Guidelines around the ESO remain in effect for Sedera members that join BTM. The ESO is a consultation with a medical expert, other than the patient’s current doctor, in order to confirm the diagnosis/treatment plan or gain new perspective on available treatment alternatives prior to undergoing elective/non-emergency surgeries. Please see the applicable Sedera Sharing Guidelines or call Sedera Member Services for more details on the ESO Program.