Advocate | Zocdoc

Advocate for all patients’ access to healthcare

A lack of clarity in decades-old regulations is currently preventing Zocdoc from serving patients with federally funded healthcare plans – such as Medicare and Medicaid – in certain states. Learn more here.

It is core to Zocdoc’s mission to be able to serve all patients. We are actively advocating policymakers in D.C. to update these regulations so that we can continue to do so. Please join us in our efforts to re-enable our service for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries by contacting your representatives.

We’ve made it easy for you to find and reach out to your representatives. You can copy the suggested message (or write your own) and easily submit via the website below:

I’m writing to express my concern over outdated regulations that effectively prevent me, and millions of other federally funded healthcare plan beneficiaries, from using Zocdoc to digitally schedule doctors appointments.

The Anti-Kickback Statute, written more than forty years ago, did not account for new technologies like Zocdoc that dramatically accelerate patients’ access to care, improve coordinated care, prevent unnecessary emergency room visits, and reduce costs to the system on the whole. The lack of clarity in applying decades-old regulations to a modern context prevents Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries from leveraging these innovative services to find and book medical appointments. As a result, we are left with subpar resources for finding nearby, in-network healthcare providers, and even fewer alternatives for scheduling near-term appointments for acute or preventive care.

As the Administration moves forward with its Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care, I encourage you to support and take action on bringing the Anti-Kickback Statute in line with today’s innovative technologies so that Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries are not left behind.

Thank you for your time and consideration.