Surgery Center of Oklahoma Blog

November 2, 2011

What do you mean my health insurance premiums are lower than last year?

Filed under: Uncategorized — surgerycenterok @ 1:39 pm

Check this out.  A third party administrator called the Kempton Group has a large clientele composed primarily of small banks that for the purposes of health insurance are self-funded.  A close friend of mine whose self-funded health plan is administered by the Kempton Group thought that this group would be interested in the Surgery Center of Oklahoma’s transparent and packaged pricing.  He made the introduction.  He was right. 

It turns out that the Kempton group has been hoping for some time (years) that someone would do just what we have done:  post prices. Our prices are so much lower than their clients have been paying that in all liklihood their clients (including my friend) will not only not experience an increase in their health premiums this next year, but will probably see a decrease.  This is unusual in today’s environment of employer-provided health care. 

This is a first, a third party administrator agreeing to accept an invoice for a service rendered and pay the posted price without dickering and all of the usual shenanigans that wind up forcing the price of health care into the stratosphere.  No games.

The Surgery Center of Oklahoma welcomes the new and exciting relationship with the Kempton Group and looks forward to the synergies that will undoubtedly result.

G. Keith Smith, M.D.

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  1. I not only work at the Kempton Group but also was a patient recently at your facility and let me tell you it was the best experience ever…..not only was I treated with compassion but my pain is so minimal that I can actually function and do most of my daily tasks. The nursing staff at Surgery Center of Oklahoma made me feel like I was the only patient there and they gave me their full attention and I never had to ask a question because they were constantly keeping me informed of every step of my journey there with them. I can tell you that my experience with you and your staff has not only made me feel more confident of this new benefit provided but I can now be an advocate for Kempton and Surgery Center, letting our members know that it is not only a money saving benefit but a very pleasant experience when dealing with a medical surgery, and we all know that a surgery can be quite stressful.

    Thank you to you and your staff for all of your care and compassion throughout my surgery yesterday!!!

    Comment by Kanda Ramos — December 13, 2011 @ 2:02 pm

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