Sponsored Special Episode With CopernicusMD
The cost of medical procedures and insurance-related expenses continues to rise. Patients are
increasingly expected to pay a larger sum of money at the time procedures are performed. More
than 60 percent of employed Americans are unprepared for an out-of- pocket expense of $5,000
or more. The market for financing in medical procedures continues to evolve with new lenders
entering the space each year. Each lender has a very specific credit profile which they seek from
potential patients/clients. Managing these options is time consuming and frustrating for both the
provider and the patient.
CopernicusMD queries a patient’s ICD-10 codes against their insurance to determine how much
they will be responsible to pay out-of- pocket. It offers qualifying patients the option of financing
their medical expenses. CopernicusMD (instead of practice staff) takes on the responsibility of
managing the billing and collection of those payments. CopernicusMD pre-qualifies patients for a
loan if they need one. It also matches patients with lenders. CopernicusMD is not a collection
agency; it is a finance solution.
Go to www.copernicusmd.com or call 877.356.4712 or send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Dr. Ellen Shaver is the chair of CopernicusMD. After 25 years as a board-certified neurosurgeon,
Dr. Shaver knew there had to be a better way to manage practice cash flow, patient billing
notifications, carrier approvals, and collections. Her desire to enhance practice operations as well
as the patient experience led her to form CopernicusMD.
Don O’Neill is the executive managing director of CopernicusMD. Don is responsible for the
execution, launch and roll-out of the CopernicusMD platform in the private practice and facility
and public and government services sectors. He has a wealth of experience in both consumer-
facing technology solutions and project management. Don previously served as the general
manager of CreditMiner LLC, where he successfully launched a cutting-edge platform for
consumer credit in loan transactions and enabled the company to obtain full reseller status with
the three major credit bureaus.