Beam is a newly launched service that aims to add a mobile component to small medical practices, helping them expand their care to mobile-reliant patients that expect quick answers, and on their schedule.
Offering pay-as-you-scale pricing, Beam lets small practices easily bill insurance for the virtual care they deliver, as well as attract and retain busy patients.
"Patients today are immersed in an on-demand world, and they have come to expect the same level of service of their primary care," Sas Ponnapalli, CEO of Beam, said in a statement. "In order to be successful in this modern world, small practice doctors have to keep up with patient demands. We want to empower these doctors to sustain and grow their practices, without having to decide between independence and joining a larger practice."
Beam features an easy-to-use interface that frees doctors to focus on building relationships and providing exceptional care. The HIPAA-compliant platform has three main components:
- Texting – enabling patients to send non-urgent questions to their doctor to answer whenever they are available.
- Call and Video Chat – allowing patients and doctors to meet at anytime and anywhere, in whatever way is most comfortable for patients.
- Easy Insurance Billing – Beam takes care of billing insurance so doctors can get paid for their eligible services.
"Small practices are put at a disadvantage because of larger, technologically advanced practices have more resources to keep up with current patient demands," added Viral Patel, Former Medical Director at Oscar. "Beam aims to put the power back into independent doctors' hands so we can continue to practice the way we want – while retaining and attracting more patients."