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Our Mission

Wouldn’t it be great if healthcare was once again about improving health and providing care? They say necessity is the mother of all invention – and necessity is certainly what sparked CashMD.

My name is Denny Brummett, and I am one of the founders of CashMD. I have been in private practice as a dentist for almost 20 years. I have truly been blessed to be able to make a living serving patients, while doing what I love. I never anticipated that I would start an online based medical company. However, I have witnessed firsthand the struggles of a broken healthcare system, specifically as it relates to medical insurance and the barriers that it has created between patient & provider; between health & care. We hear frequently about how our current healthcare system has failed both patients and providers – but it wasn’t until I had a troubling experience with my own health that I became passionate about wanting to help “fix” a broken healthcare system…to find a better way.

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In the spring of 2017, I began experiencing severe symptoms of gastric reflux. I had been diagnosed with Barrett’s Esophagus approximately ten years prior, and subsequently, I do follow-up exams every three years. That spring, I was having painful episodes related to my illness, and I wanted to get into my physician to have an endoscopy performed. I wanted to make sure that my illness had not progressed. Barrett’s Esophagus is a pre-cancerous condition, and like most people when my symptoms started to flair, my mind thought of the worst case scenario. I called my doctor to schedule an appointment. I was informed that his schedule was booked solid for a number of weeks. There was nothing I could do but wait and worry. I finally made it to my appointment, and the office began working to gain insurance approval for my much needed endoscopy. Eventually, after weeks of the usual hassle and hurdles (that we all deal with when trying to get procedures approved through insurance companies), it was approved. We then moved forward to schedule the procedure, but soonest available appointment was another month away! From the time my symptoms started, to the time I could actually have the procedure (and get answers), I had to wait nearly three long months. An extended waiting period like this was not only stressful and frustrating, but could have been the difference between surviving or not had there been something serious discovered at the procedure.

It troubled me that I pay an expensive monthly insurance premium, and then when I actually needed to use my insurance, there were road blocks everywhere. To make things worse, given the enormous deductible I was faced with meeting (before insurance began to help), the insurance company paid very little; and in the end, I was left with an unexpected bill of an unpredictably large amount. It left me wondering why did I have insurance, if I was going to have to pay so much out of my own pocket anyway? Not only did I have to wait an extended period of time to get the care that I needed, but also my provider’s office had to do work behind the scenes to get a procedure approved by insurance – for which they didn’t even pay.

I began talking to other providers and patients about my situation, and quickly realized that my scenario was all too common. The idea struck me that this failed process needs to change. With the technology available today, doctors and patients should be able to communicate faster and more effectively. Patients should have access to the care that they need in a timely manner, and providers should be able to choose the path to care for their patients without push back and unnecessary obstacles. Lastly, patients should know up-front, what their healthcare costs will be.

I have a vision of better healthcare for not only patients, but for doctors and other healthcare providers as well. Treatment plans should not be dictated by third parties and bureaucratic policies that limit a provider’s ability to provide the best possible care for their patients or cause them to spend large amounts of time on pre-authorizations and trying to secure reimbursement. Instead, providers and patients should have up-front access to the best possible care at a price that is fair and transparent. With CashMD, patients and providers can free themselves from the frustrations of the current system and forge their own path to wellness. Healthcare just got better.

—Denny Brummett