Mayo Clinic and its medical partner Crystal Clinic are set to launch a Medicare portal that will allow patients to pay their medical bills via their smartphone.
The new portal, called My Marshfield Clinic Portal, will allow Medicare beneficiaries to access their Medicare account on the Mayo Clinic website and pay for services at their convenience.
“The new My Marshland Clinic Portal will be accessible to patients who have no existing Medicare account or who have not had access to their Medicare Card since their last visit to the Mayo Clinics medical clinic,” a Mayo Clinic spokesperson said in a statement.
“We expect that My Marshfields portal will enable a large number of patients to receive Medicare benefits through this portal.”
According to the spokesperson, Medicare has about 2.3 million Medicare patients in the United States.
“With My Marshlands portal, patients can pay for care at their home or work, using the mobile device to pay for medical, prescription, or non-medical services.”
The portal will also allow Medicare to pay online for non-emergency medical appointments and services, which can be billed through an account on My Marshalls account.
“Medicare has a significant number of non-Medicare beneficiaries, and we want to make sure they are able to access the benefits of the Medicare program, which is critical for people who are struggling financially,” the spokesperson said.
The portal is being developed by Mayo Clinic in partnership with Crystal Clinic, a healthcare technology company founded in 2004.
The partnership is a major expansion of Mayo Clinic’s presence in the mobile payment space.
The Mayo Clinic has about 4.6 million patients in Medicare, and the hospital has been expanding its mobile payment capabilities for about a year.