Paul Ketchel, the CEO of MDsave. MDsave, an online e-commerce company that offers exclusive discounts for medical care to patients with high deductibles that they usually pay out or pocket for joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and News Channels. Procedures such as MRIs, cancer screenings, doctor visits and more are up to 60% off with MDsave.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Paul Ketchel discuss the following:
- What insurance/healthcare issues are Americans being faced with these days?
- How does MDsave help to address these issues?
- Can patients still get the same level of quality care they are currently getting from their insurance networks?
- Would there be any hidden costs or bills that show up later in the mail?
- How does this effect a patient's insurance?
Note: MDsave is the "Expedia" of healthcare.
Paul Ketchel is President and Chief Executive Officer of MDsave Inc. Mr. Ketchel has over 10 years combined experience in the health care industry. Mr. Ketchel is the founder of MDsave, Inc., which is the world’s first healthcare marketplace. The value MDsave brings distinguishes it from all other companies in the Healthcare Technology space. MDSave provides healthcare systems a bridge to transparency without jeopardizing their managed care contracts. Higher out of pocket expenses are leading patients to demand value in costs for procedures and providers are hampered in their ability to clearly demonstrate costs for services. MDSave solves those issues in a simple web based solution. MDsave has grown to over 50 markets with rapid US expansion during 2015.
Mr. Ketchel is a leading authority on the new consumer healthcare market and the Affordable Care Act’s effect on the US healthcare system.
Mr. Ketchel served as Chief Operating Officer of Diagnostics Network Alliance, LLC. In his time with DNA, Mr. Ketchel managed operational growth from startup to $12 million in annual sales achieved in year 2 after the companies launch. Mr. Ketchel previously served as a Director for American Capitol Group, LLC. American Capitol Group is a full service Washington, DC based government relations and federal affairs firm which represents over 60 clients in the health care and pharmaceutical industries. In his capacity with the firm, Mr. Ketchel specialized in federal policy issues covering health care, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and the Affordable Care Act.
Prior to joining American Capitol Group, Mr. Ketchel served as Director of Government Relations for Elanex Pharma Group International. In his tenure with Elanex, he was responsible for strategic planning and implementation of Elanex’s government affairs and sales strategy in the United States and Europe. In addition, Mr. Ketchel served as a member of the mergers and acquisition team for Elanex. Elanex Pharma Group was acquired by Baxter Health Care International in 2001. Before joining the private sector, Mr. Ketchel began his career as an aide to United States Senator Bill Frist. Mr. Ketchel served as an aide for the Senator on his Washington, DC staff.
In 2002, Mr. Ketchel was nominated by then Governor Don Sundquist to serve on the Governor’s Task Force on Biotechnology. While on the task force, he acted as an advisor to the state of Tennessee Department of Economic Development on issues involving the Biotech industry. During his tenure in an advisory role, Mr. Ketchel assisted in drafting the Biotechnology Task Force report to advise the State on methods to grow the its biotech sector.
Later in 2002, Mr. Ketchel served as the Washington DC Liaison to U.S. Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn’s congressional campaign. In his role with campaign, he oversaw and managed the Congresswoman’s DC steering committee and fundraising efforts. Aside from his responsibilities in Washington, Mr. Ketchel served as a political advisor and consultant to campaign. The campaign district included fourteen counties stretching from Nashville to Memphis.