Patents by Inventor Paul J. KETCHEL, III

Paul J. KETCHEL, III has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11367115
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to presenting for selection, services comprising at least one bundled set of healthcare services to be performed separately by respective providers, determining a bundle price for the at least one bundled set of healthcare services and in response to receiving payment in an amount of the bundle price, generating a persistent purchase data record with a unique confirmation number that is selectively redeemable by the user to receive each of the healthcare services in the bundled set. The bundle price may be discounted and/or based on the location or time at which at least one service will be performed. The bundle price may also be based on the user's remaining health insurance deductible. A single payment may be disbursed to multiple providers of the bundled set of healthcare services. The received and/or disbursed payment may be in virtual funds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: MDSAVE SHARED SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Ketchel, III, Ryan Aipperspach, Karen Martirosyan, Ani Osborne, Mark Kaufman, Michael Bischoff, Daniel Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11341555
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to encoding a digital asset representing a service bundle, with parameters uniquely identifying the bundle, based on the bundle definition, and with a value and availability determined as a function of asset state. The bundle may include a health service. The encoded asset may be a digital asset token, configured in computing device memory, or transported via network, to transfer possession, transfer ownership, verify ownership, change state, or access a bundled service. The asset token may include individually manageable sub-tokens. The bundle definition may include a unique combination of facility, location, time, or professional resources allocated to provide a service. The bundle may be certified, based on verified funding or confirmed resource allocation. Asset class may be based on certification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: MDSAVE SHARED SERVICES INC.
    Inventor: Paul J. Ketchel, III
  • Patent number: 11315160
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to presenting for selection services comprising at least one bundled set of healthcare services to be performed separately by respective providers, determining a bundle price for the at least one bundled set of healthcare services, and in response to receiving payment in an amount of the bundle price, generating a persistent purchase data record selectively redeemable to receive each of the at least one bundled set of healthcare services, and assigning a unique confirmation number generated for the purchase data record. The received payment may be a virtual funds payment. The bundle price may be discounted. The bundle price may be based on the location or time at which at least one service will be performed. The bundle price may be based on the user's remaining health insurance deductible. Payment may be disbursed to multiple providers of the bundled set of healthcare services. Disbursed payment may be virtual funds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: MDSAVE SHARED SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Ketchel, III, Ryan Aipperspach, Karen Martirosyan, Ani Osborne, Mark Kaufman, Michael Bischoff, Daniel Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20220092661
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to presenting for selection services comprising at least one bundled set of healthcare services to be performed separately by respective providers, determining a bundle price for the at least one bundled set of healthcare services, and in response to receiving payment in an amount of the bundle price, generating a purchase data record selectively redeemable to receive each of the at least one bundled set of healthcare services, and transmitting a unique confirmation number generated for the purchase data record. One or more service of the bundled set may be a dental or veterinary service. The bundle price may be based on a location or time at which at least one service will be performed and may be determined using a user's remaining insurance deductible. Payment may be disbursed to multiple providers of the bundled set of healthcare services. A payment may be virtual funds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: MDSAVE SHARED SERVICES INC.
    Inventor: Paul J. Ketchel, III
  • Patent number: 11244370
    Abstract: An apparatus for pricing offers of healthcare services includes an application server providing a pricing tool, and a service pricing information database and a cost adjustment information database that are accessible by the application server. The pricing tool is operable to receive an indication of a healthcare service set that is respectively associated with a service detail information record included in the service pricing information database, determine a base physician fee for a primary service of the indicated healthcare service set based on base pricing metrics for the primary service included in the service detail information record, receive an indication specifying a location for performing the primary service, calculate an adjusted physician fee for the primary service based on cost adjustment metrics for a geographic zone that corresponds to the specified location, and provide a recommended price for the indicated healthcare service set based on the calculated adjusted physician fee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: MDSAVE SHARED SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Ketchel, III, Ani Osborne
  • Publication number: 20220036413
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to presenting for selection services comprising at least one bundled set of healthcare services to be performed separately by respective providers, determining a bundle price for the at least one bundled set of healthcare services, and in response to receiving payment in an amount of the bundle price, generating a persistent voucher selectively redeemable to receive each of the at least one bundled set of healthcare services, and transmitting a unique confirmation number generated for the voucher. The received payment may be a virtual funds payment. The bundle price may be discounted. The bundle price may be based on the location or time at which at least one service will be performed. The bundle price may be based on the user's remaining health insurance deductible. Payment may be disbursed to multiple providers of the bundled set of healthcare services. Disbursed payment may be virtual funds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: MDSAVE SHARED SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Ketchel, III, Ryan Aipperspach, Karen Martirosyan, Ani Osborne, Mark Kaufman, Michael Bischoff, Daniel Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20220012787
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods for presenting users a selection of at least one bundled set of healthcare services provided discretely and/or individually by a plurality of respective providers, determining a bundle price for the bundled set of healthcare services, receiving payment for the user selected bundled set, venerating a voucher selectively redeemable by the user to receive each of the bundled healthcare services in the bundled set, transmitting a unique confirmation number generated for the voucher to track the redemption status of the voucher, disbursing payment allocated from the received payment to the plurality of respective providers and updating the redemption status of the voucher as each of the plurality of services of the bundled set are redeemed. The bundle price may be based on the user's health insurance deductible as well as the location and/or time at which the bundled set of services will be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: MDSAVE SHARED SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Ketchel, III, Ryan Aipperspach, Karen Martirosyan, Ani Osborne, Mark Kaufman, Michael Bischoff, Daniel Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11170423
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods related to determining medical services appropriate to a patient in response to a patient lifecycle event: presenting the medical services to the patient for selection; optionally scheduling the selected medical services; and automatically presenting the selected services for prepayment. The patient lifecycle event may be, for example, a doctor's order, diagnosis, condition change, payment, admission, or discharge. The services presented to the patient may be determined in response to, and as a function of, the lifecycle event. For example, the services presented may include procedures determined after the lifecycle event, in view of patient medical history. In an illustrative example, the services presented may be based on medical indication, contraindication, provider or facility availability, or patient scheduling preference, advantageously permitting more medically relevant, beneficial, convenient, or cost-effective services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: MDSAVE SHARED SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Ketchel, III, Ryan Aipperspach, Karen Martirosyan, Ani Osborne, Mark Kaufman, Michael Bischoff, Daniel Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20210342909
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to encoding a digital asset representing a service bundle, with parameters uniquely identifying the bundle, based on the bundle definition, and with a value and availability determined as a function of asset state. The bundle may include a health service. The encoded asset may be a digital asset token, configured in computing device memory, or transported via network, to transfer possession, transfer ownership, verify ownership, change state, or access a bundled service. The asset token may include individually manageable sub-tokens. The bundle definition may include a unique combination of facility, location, time, or professional resources allocated to provide a service. The bundle may be certified, based on verified funding or confirmed resource allocation. Asset class may be based on certification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: MDSAVE SHARED SERVICES INC.
    Inventor: Paul J. Ketchel, III
  • Publication number: 20210312515
    Abstract: An apparatus for pricing offers of healthcare services includes an application server providing a pricing tool, and a service pricing information database and a cost adjustment information database that are accessible by the application server. The pricing tool is operable to receive an indication of a healthcare service set that is respectively associated with a service detail information record included in the service pricing information database, determine a base physician fee for a primary service of the indicated healthcare service set based on base pricing metrics for the primary service included in the service detail information record, receive an indication specifying a location for performing the primary service, calculate an adjusted physician fee for the primary service based on cost adjustment metrics for a geographic zone that corresponds to the specified location, and provide a recommended price for the indicated healthcare service set based on the calculated adjusted physician fee.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: MDSAVE SHARED SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Ketchel, III, Ani Osborne
  • Publication number: 20210209664
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods related to determining medical services appropriate to a patient in response to a patient lifecycle event: presenting the medical services to the patient for selection; optionally scheduling the selected medical services; and automatically presenting the selected services for prepayment. The patient lifecycle event may be, for example, a doctor's order, diagnosis, condition change, payment, admission, or discharge. The services presented to the patient may be determined in response to, and as a function of, the lifecycle event. For example, the services presented may include procedures determined after the lifecycle event, in view of patient medical history. In an illustrative example, the services presented may be based on medical indication, contraindication, provider or facility availability, or patient scheduling preference, advantageously permitting more medically relevant, beneficial, convenient, or cost-effective services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: MDSAVE SHARED SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Ketchel, III, Ryan Aipperspach, Karen Martirosyan, Ani Osborne, Mark Kaufman, Michael Bischoff, Daniel Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11030665
    Abstract: An apparatus for pricing offers of healthcare services includes an application server providing a pricing tool, and a service pricing information database and a cost adjustment information database that are accessible by the application server. The pricing tool is operable to receive an indication of a healthcare service set that is respectively associated with a service detail information record included in the service pricing information database, determine a base physician fee for a primary service of the indicated healthcare service set based on base pricing metrics for the primary service included in the service detail information record, receive an indication specifying a location for performing the primary service, calculate an adjusted physician fee for the primary service based on cost adjustment metrics for a geographic zone that corresponds to the specified location, and provide a recommended price for the indicated healthcare service set based on the calculated adjusted physician fee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: MDSAVE SHARED SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Ketchel, III, Ani Osborne, Kar Martirosyan, Daniel Schmidt, Ryan Aipperspach
  • Patent number: 11030666
    Abstract: An apparatus for pricing offers of healthcare services including an application server linked to a virtual payment system manager providing a pricing tool, a service pricing information database and a cost adjustment information database that are accessible by the application server. The pricing tool is operable to receive an indication of a healthcare service set that is respectively associated with a service detail information record included in the service pricing information database, dynamically calculating an adjusted physician fee for the primary service based on cost adjustment metrics for a geographic zone that corresponds to the specified location, and provide a recommended price for the indicated healthcare service set based on the calculated adjusted physician fee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: MDSAVE SHARED SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Ketchel, III, Ani Osborne, Kar Martirosyan, Daniel Schmidt, Ryan Aipperspach
  • Patent number: 10991020
    Abstract: An apparatus for pricing offers of healthcare services includes an application server providing a pricing tool, and a service pricing information database and a cost adjustment information database that are accessible by the application server. The pricing tool is operable to receive an indication of a healthcare service set that is respectively associated with a service detail information record included in the service pricing information database, determine a base physician fee for a primary service of the indicated healthcare service set based on base pricing metrics for the primary service included in the service detail information record, receive an indication specifying a location for performing the primary service, calculate an adjusted physician fee for the primary service based on cost adjustment metrics for a geographic zone that corresponds to the specified location, and provide a recommended price for the indicated healthcare service set based on the calculated adjusted physician fee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: MDSAVE SHARED SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Ketchel, III, Ani Osborne
  • Patent number: 10991021
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods related to determining medical services appropriate to a patient in response to a patient lifecycle event: presenting the medical services to the patient for selection; optionally scheduling the selected medical services; and automatically presenting the selected services for prepayment. The patient lifecycle event may be, for example, a doctor's order, diagnosis, condition change, payment, admission, or discharge. The services presented to the patient may be determined in response to, and as a function of, the lifecycle event. For example, the services presented may include procedures determined after the lifecycle event, in view of patient medical history. In an illustrative example, the services presented may be based on medical indication, contraindication, provider or facility availability, or patient scheduling preference, advantageously permitting more medically relevant, beneficial, convenient, or cost-effective services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: MDSAVE SHARED SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Ketchel, III, Ryan Aipperspach, Karen Martirosyan, Ani Osborne, Mark Kaufman, Michael Bischoff, Daniel Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20200334727
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods related to determining medical services appropriate to a patient in response to a patient lifecycle event: presenting the medical services to the patient for selection; optionally scheduling the selected medical services; and automatically presenting the selected services for prepayment. The patient lifecycle event may be, for example, a doctor's order, diagnosis, condition change, payment, admission, or discharge. The services presented to the patient may be determined in response to, and as a function of, the lifecycle event. For example, the services presented may include procedures determined after the lifecycle event, in view of patient medical history. In an illustrative example, the services presented may be based on medical indication, contraindication, provider or facility availability, or patient scheduling preference, advantageously permitting more medically relevant, beneficial, convenient, or cost-effective services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: MDSAVE SHARED SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Ketchel, III, Ryan Aipperspach, Karen Martirosyan, Ani Osborne, Mark Kaufman, Michael Bischoff, Daniel Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20200082451
    Abstract: An apparatus for pricing offers of healthcare services including an application server linked to a virtual payment system manager providing a pricing tool, a service pricing information database and a cost adjustment information database that are accessible by the application server. The pricing tool is operable to receive an indication of a healthcare service set that is respectively associated with a service detail information record included in the service pricing information database, dynamically calculating an adjusted physician fee for the primary service based on cost adjustment metrics for a geographic zone that corresponds to the specified location, and provide a recommended price for the indicated healthcare service set based on the calculated adjusted physician fee.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: MDSAVE SHARED SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. KETCHEL, III, Ani OSBORNE, Kar MARTIROSYAN, Daniel SCHMIDT, Ryan AIPPERSPACH
  • Publication number: 20200043070
    Abstract: An apparatus for pricing offers of healthcare services includes an application server providing a pricing tool, and a service pricing information database and a cost adjustment information database that are accessible by the application server. The pricing tool is operable to receive an indication of a healthcare service set that is respectively associated with a service detail information record included in the service pricing information database, determine a base physician fee for a primary service of the indicated healthcare service set based on base pricing metrics for the primary service included in the service detail information record, receive an indication specifying a location for performing the primary service, calculate an adjusted physician fee for the primary service based on cost adjustment metrics for a geographic zone that corresponds to the specified location, and provide a recommended price for the indicated healthcare service set based on the calculated adjusted physician fee.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: MDSAVE SHARED SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. KETCHEL, III, Ani OSBORNE, Kar MARTIROSYAN, Daniel SCHMIDT, Ryan AIPPERSPACH
  • Patent number: 10535088
    Abstract: An apparatus for pricing offers of healthcare services includes an application server providing a pricing tool, and a service pricing information database and a cost adjustment information database that are accessible by the application server. The pricing tool is operable to receive an indication of a healthcare service set that is respectively associated with a service detail information record included in the service pricing information database, determine a base physician fee for a primary service of the indicated healthcare service set based on base pricing metrics for the primary service included in the service detail information record, receive an indication specifying a location for performing the primary service, calculate an adjusted physician fee for the primary service based on cost adjustment metrics for a geographic zone that corresponds to the specified location, and provide a recommended price for the indicated healthcare service set based on the calculated adjusted physician fee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: MDSave Shared Services Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Ketchel, III, Ani Osborne
  • Publication number: 20190355036
    Abstract: An apparatus for pricing offers of healthcare services includes an application server providing a pricing tool, and a service pricing information database and a cost adjustment information database that are accessible by the application server. The pricing tool is operable to receive an indication of a healthcare service set that is respectively associated with a service detail information record included in the service pricing information database, determine a base physician fee for a primary service of the indicated healthcare service set based on base pricing metrics for the primary service included in the service detail information record, receive an indication specifying a location for performing the primary service, calculate an adjusted physician fee for the primary service based on cost adjustment metrics for a geographic zone that corresponds to the specified location, and provide a recommended price for the indicated healthcare service set based on the calculated adjusted physician fee.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: MDSAVE SHARED SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Ketchel, III, Ani Osborne