U.S. MARITIME HEALTH CARE

MANAGEMENT AND COST CONTAINMENT SERVICES

SphereMD Advantages

  • Integrity and Transparency

We’re known for ethical management of medical cases and commitment to finding a balance between reducing costs and reducing risks. We provide an accurate picture of healthcare cases to all parties involved.

  • Cost Containment

Blanket discounts are satisfying, but early intervention leads to deeper overall cost savings, quicker patient diagnoses, and faster transfers to lower acuity of care as appropriate. You get both with us. Early intervention by our experts, who understand the needs of the maritime industry, gets a treatment plan on the right track to save you money, without compromising patient care.

  • Clinical Expertise

As trained physicians and nurses specializing in maritime health, SphereMD provides you with dedicated experts who completely manage communication between hospital staff, specialists and diagnosticians – ensuring crew members receive the most appropriate and effective care.

  • Expert Medical Network

Because SphereMD is a clinical practice, owned by doctors and nurses, we have connections and access to literally any medical specialty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We never assign your billing rights away, or force you to use services you don’t want. With SphereMD, you have your own diverse team of medical experts available nationwide.

  • “As the employer, SphereMD keeps us updated, all while taking great care of our people.”
Medical Services Coordination

One call handles it all. We focus on early intervention, quick diagnosis, timely transfers to lower acuity care (as appropriate), and consolidated billing.

Clinical Case Management

When crew require hospitalization, we manage patient cases throughout their stay to ensure cost-effective and appropriate care.

Medical Advice at Sea

Treat patients and keep ships moving. Through medical advice at sea, we can intervene early—at the first sign of trouble—and improve patient outcomes.

Medical Locker

We can inspect and certify medical lockers to ensure they are up-to-date and fully compliant. We can refill medications, restock supplies, get rid of expired medications, and make sure your locker is in compliance with the World Health Organization.

Crew Training Videos and Programs

Efficient and effective training. Our customized health, safety, and security training materials efficiently and effectively inform crews from diverse backgrounds. Our videos and programs cover a spectrum of topics, from mental health concerns to hazard and security assessments.

Global repatriation assistance

Seamless transfer of crew to home country and generally faster discharge from US hospitals through communication between US and foreign care providers.

Medical Billing / Bill Review

Reliable and prompt billing. We promptly process hospital bills, negotiate discounts on your behalf, and consolidate bills into an easy-to-understand format.

Data Management

We offer a robust, customizable data management system focused on crew medical, dental, and health status.

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