Texas Free Market Surgery Launches Groundbreaking Free Market Healthcare Platform in Central Texas

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Innovative bundled payment system is first of its kind in the state of Texas, currently offers more than 200 surgeries

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We are thrilled to unveil the Texas Free Market Surgery platform, and to help patients in the Central Texas area make value-based decisions for their routine, outpatient surgeries

Texas Free Market Surgery is proud to announce the official launch of their unique healthcare platform in Texas – offering transparent, predictable pricing for patients looking for a more straightforward and efficient way to obtain outpatient surgery. Texas Free Market Surgery’s proprietary system bundles together all of the typically siloed elements of surgery – including pre-op, post-op, surgeon, anesthesiology, and even rehabilitation – into one coherent platform and an upfront all-inclusive price, streamlining the process and eliminating costly inefficiencies. With Texas Free Market Surgery, patients can now book one of over 200 outpatient surgeries via the Texas Free Market Surgery website, and know the cost of that procedure well in advance of even scheduling the surgery.

“We are thrilled to unveil the Texas Free Market Surgery platform, and to help patients in the Central Texas area make value-based decisions for their routine, outpatient surgeries,” said Sean Kelley, President and Co-Founder of Texas Free Market Surgery. “The cost of healthcare and surgeries can often be a big question mark for patients and their insurers, and through our uncomplicated system and consistent pricing, Texas Free Market Surgery helps remove the burden of the unknown. We have a truly innovative platform that will shake up today’s expensive and overly complex system and bring about a positive change to all parties involved. ”

Co-Founded by Sean Kelley and his brother, Patrick Kelley, M.D., Texas Free Market Surgery aims to transform the healthcare system, one surgery at a time. By pulling together the distinct elements of surgery into a comprehensive model and direct payment system, Texas Free Market Surgery builds upon the outstanding quality of healthcare available in Central Texas – offering a means for surgeons, surgical facilities, and others to access the efficiencies of free market healthcare and creating a direct approach to the billing and costs for surgery. By bundling the surgical elements of the full care cycle – from pre-op to post-op – and requiring up-front payment the day of the procedure Texas Free Market Surgery eliminates the administrative burden and costs associated with processing claims and billing third-party payers. These efficiencies, in turn, open the door to understandable, steady pricing that is 30-60% less expensive than comparable services in payer networks. This savings extends from individual patients to employers who choose to self-insure, by providing the opportunity for companies to pay directly, helping them keep costs in check and insurance premiums affordable.

The Kelley brothers were inspired and endorsed by Dr. Keith Smith of the nationally recognized Surgery Center of Oklahoma. Dr. Smith and his partners created this innovative model in response to requests from employers in Oklahoma in 2009. Leveraging Dr. Smith’s experience and the assistance of his new organization, Free Market Medical Association, Texas Free Market Surgery is bringing this groundbreaking process of uncomplicated pricing to Central Texas. Texas Free Market Surgery’s overarching goal is to restructure the healthcare system to focus on patient outcomes and costs, creating value for patients. Texas Free Market Surgery’s transparent pricing on outpatient bundles is consistent with tenets and teachings of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, where Texas Free Market Surgery founder Patrick Kelley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery.

Texas Free Market Surgery has developed an extensive surgeon selection process in order to thoroughly vet and selectively hire the best board certified surgeons. As the company grows, hand-selecting board certified surgeons with complementary specialties will allow Texas Free Market Surgery to greatly expand the number of surgeries offered with each addition of a surgeon. At this time, Texas Free Market Surgery offers more than 200 routine outpatient surgeries at its AAAAHC certified surgery center located in Westlake. Specialties include: ENT (otolaryngology); General Surgery; Orthopedics: Foot and Ankle; Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery (face, breast, MOHs, clefts and craniofacial). With its flexible service offerings and streamlined bundling processes, Texas Free Market Surgery has the ability to not only provide their services at their current surgical center, but also to expand their services beyond those facility doors in the near future.

For more information regarding pricing and the Texas Free Market Surgery platform, please visit http://www.texasfreemarketsurgery.com.

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About Texas Free Market Surgery
Texas Free Market Surgery is the only healthcare platform of its kind in Texas – offering transparent and reliable pricing for patients looking for a more straightforward and efficient way to obtain surgery. Based on a tested and proven model, Texas Free Market Surgery’s proprietary system bundles together all of the typically siloed elements of surgery into one coherent platform and all-inclusive price, streamlining the process and eliminating inefficiencies. Texas Free Market Surgery’s hand-picked medical professionals provide care to patients without any hidden costs, so they know what to expect and can pay for the surgery in full the day of the procedure.

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