Indianapolis is now home to another health care company. HealthPro LLC, a personalized health care referral service, says it will invest more than $8 million and create more than 180 jobs by 2019. The spin-out of Indianapolis-based OurHealth connects patients with health care providers based on convenience, cost and quality specifications. It says a growing client base and the need for a centralized referral service led to the decision. During an interview to air this weekend on Inside INdiana Business Television, HealthPro President Chad Ashcraft says the company's service and partnerships are unique.
May 1, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – HealthPro, a personalized healthcare referral service that allows patients to select their ideal provider or specialist based on convenience, cost and quality, has established its headquarters in Indianapolis. With a capital investment of $8.64 million dollars, the company will create more than 180 high wage Hoosier jobs by 2019.
HealthPro originated as a service within an established network of on-site and near-site primary care clinics in late 2013. After just one year, a team of referral coordinators facilitated thousands of referrals connecting patients to providers based on what mattered to them most. A growing captive member enrollment and the need for a centralized referral service to enhance the patient experience drove the efforts to create HealthPro.
“Indianapolis is becoming a magnet for top talent, and innovative businesses are paying attention to our strong workforce,” said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. “I am pleased to welcome HealthPro to the growing list of companies that are selecting Indy as a place to establish their headquarters and expand their operations.”
Employers currently partnering with HealthPro have lowered their healthcare expenses by incentivizing employees to use the most cost-effective options for diagnostic and specialized care. Unlike existing transparency tools, the company has formed partnerships with healthcare providers and specialists to obtain the most accurate demographic and pricing information.
“HealthPro is not just about saving consumers and employers money – it's about the greater impact that can be made on healthcare by establishing a marketplace that makes everyone accountable,” HealthPro President Chad Ashcraft said. “This starts with helping people become smarter consumers who are more conscious about how and where they spend their healthcare dollars. The results we have driven over the last year have proven that when you empower the patient and provider with more clarity and control, you ultimately see everyone become more accountable for their decisions.”
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) offered HealthPro, LLC up to $1,750,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $100,000 in training grants based on the company's job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is ineligible to claim incentives.
“HealthPro is the latest firm in the healthcare industry to start here in Indiana,” Eric Doden, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation said. “And now with its decision to make Indiana its headquarters, we see mounting evidence that this is the best possible state in the nation for innovative companies to reach their potential with the help of a dedicated workforce and a great business climate. Companies like HealthPro understand that you won’t find a better home for success than Indiana.”
Employers that partner with HealthPro to provide the additional benefit to their employees pay a monthly per employee fee to access the services. These services include a dedicated team of HealthPro coordinators, exclusive direct rates, bundled pricing for common surgical procedures and an incentive rewards program for employees. HealthPro is available to businesses of all sizes. Businesses interested in partnering with HealthPro may visit www.yourhealthpro.com to learn more.
Indianapolis-based HealthPro connects patients to providers in a dynamic healthcare marketplace by personally guiding patients through the referral process and offering real-time, provider-driven information about cost, convenience and quality. HealthPro emerged in December of 2013 out of real market needs and has facilitated thousands of referrals in just one year. Focused on helping consumers take an active role in making their healthcare decisions, HealthPro builds relationships with healthcare providers to offer clarity, certainty and choice of service to patients. To learn more, visit www.yourhealthpro.com.