Fed up with long waits, scheduling headaches, and hurried visits at doctors offices–UW alumnus Sal Braico and Pete Johnson looked to the past to solve a current problem.
“The existing healthcare system is broken,” Braico told alumni magazine On Wisconsin. “We wanted to find a different answer by leveraging smart tech.”
Combining their backgrounds in healthcare technology and business, Braico and Johnson launched Pivotal Health, a start-up that makes at-home medical care accessible and affordable.
Here’s how it works: Patients request urgent or primary care, and a licensed clinician will come to them for the same copay that an office or clinic would charge. Pivotal Health partnered with several national and regional insurance companies, so that patients with insurance can pay for a visit with their existing coverage. There’s also a self-pay option; a typical visit costs around $170.
“We show patients out-of-pocket fees up front, so they can make smart financial decisions and not wonder if they’ll get a surprise bill,” Braico said.
Right now, Pivotal Health’s at-home service is available in the Madison, Milwaukee, and La Crosse areas.
“Clinicians love working this way,” Johnson shared. “Health care workers are simply burned out. When you’re in the patient’s home, you can dedicate all your time to that patient.”
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