BLIS, Inc. is a privately held corporation headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Established in 2005 by Arthur G. Richards and Reginald G. Schindler, BLIS has successfully delivered a unique and innovative type of insurance product that is based on a 'surgeon centric' insurance model. With this new type of insurance as cornerstone, BLIS offers solutions to providers including patient financing, provider networking and professional consulting, all designed around a simple mission; increase access to surgery.
" The BLIS surgeon is able to utilize the BLISCare insurance program to provide a range of complication protection options for their patients. "
Since its first bariatric surgical case in December of 2006, BLIS had provided complication protection on over 20,000 surgical cases and has managed on behalf of BLIS surgeons over $30,000,000 in medical bills that would otherwise have been the responsibility of the individual patient and their payer organization. BLISCare is now available in multiple surgical specialties including bariatric, plastics, orthopedic (including spine), urology, gynecology, ENT, gastroenterology, general surgery, hand, foot and cardio-thoracic. More surgical specialties are currently in development including dental implant surgery.
" Increase access to surgery. "
It's one-of-a-kind product, 'BLISCare' surgical complication protection insurance, is available exclusively to those surgeons who meet BLIS underwriting standards. Once approved, the BLIS surgeon is uniquely positioned in their market to provide protection from complication related medical bills for their patients. The BLIS surgeon is able to utilize the BLISCare insurance program to provide a range of complication protection options for their patients at a per surgical procedure level and over timeframes of up to 60 months. The unique approach creates a solution that is well positioned in a healthcare market that is quickly evolving into an outcomes based environment.
" BLIS has provided complication protection on over 20,000 surgical cases and has managed on behalf of BLIS surgeons over $30,000,000 in medical bills. "