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We’re proud to say we’re the only solution offering an HSA-qualified, reimbursement model. Join us today and be part of our solution to lower healthcare costs, provide patients quality services at cash-pay rates, and avoid chasing the check.
become an affiliate
Start is a network-free, HSA-qualified, healthcare reimbursement model that makes healthcare simple—the way it should be. Become a Starter and experience the simplicity of our model.
how it works
ACCEPT OUR PRICES
Accepting our prices means you are highlighted in our search tool as a Start affiliate who charges the same amount or less than our set reimbursement rates.* This simplifies getting care for both you and your Start patients.
GET PAID AT SERVICE
Start patients self-pay with their Start Benefit Card so you get paid upfront at the time of service. That means no more “chasing the check” or spending valued time with your patients processing complex claims.
PROVIDE AN ITEMIZED RECEIPT
Patients will provide Start with an itemized bill from your office that will later be submitted for reimbursement of their expense. The itemized receipt will include key details about their visit with you.**
what we offer
Start is a network-free, HSA-qualified, healthcare reimbursement model that makes healthcare simple—the way it should be.
“chasing the check”
So, what’s the real cost of “chasing the check?” As much as $210 billion is spent per year on claims processing. Providers spend up to 14% of their revenue in medical billing costs to submit claims and help ensure accurate payments from insurers.
what’s in it for you?
Avoid a traditionally laborious claims process altogether. Offering cash-pay discounts will leave patients with a positive experience, and save you time “chasing the check.”
Healthcare should be transparent and shoppable like most of the market. By partnering with Start, you’ll help patients save time, money, and kickstart long-needed change.
Members who were previously unaware of your services can discover you in our unique Search Portal when you partner with us to offer cash-pay discount. Consider it a provider spotlight.
questions? we have answers.
HOW DO I GET PAID?
You see a patient and they pay you at the time of service. Welcome to the new world of healthcare. Make sure you give the patient a detailed itemized receipt or an EOB so that they can easily be reimbursed for their care.
*WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT WHEN I PARTNER WITH START?
Starter Doctors play a key role in solving the high cost of healthcare. When you partner with us, you’ll participate in a program that lowers the cost of care for patients. You are part of the solution. Start is essentially a claimless, cash-based process. Healthcare should be as simple as the rest of the market—you should get paid at the time of service. Our members pay upfront with their Start Card or cash, and you’re done. When you partner with us, we give you preferred placement in our search portal. If you agree to our reimbursement rates, you’ll show up toward the top of our lists when a member is searching for a procedure. If you don’t accept our reimbursement rates, you’ll have the opportunity to tell us what rate you do accept, but you may show up lower on our provider search.
**WHAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN AN ITEMIZED RECEIPT?
Itemized receipts should include the following:
- CPT codes
- Date of service
- Description of service
- Charge amount