Firms Serve Up CDHP Education Tools

January 12, 2010 ( – Marathon Health and now have a co-marketing agreement to bring new consumer education and health care price transparency tools to employers with consumer directed health plans (CDHP) or high deductible health plans (HDHP).

A news release said the joint offering extends Marathon Health’s onsite clinic capabilities by helping employees with significant out-of-pocket expenses make informed, cost-conscious treatment decisions.

Both onsite clinicians and employees will have access to the Healthcare Blue Book’s education and health care price transparency tool. Marathon Health clinic patients can access the Blue Book tool directly from the Marathon eHealth Portal, or work with their onsite clinician to consider treatment options, understand out of pocket costs, and make “smarter, more affordable” treatment choices when seeking care outside the clinic setting, the announcement said. 

“Joining forces will help us create systems that can benefit employers and employees through improved access to high-quality, cost-effective care,” said CEO Dr. Jeffrey Rice, in the news release.