Former BCBS North Carolina execs raise millions for startup aimed at coordinating care outside US

Two former executives with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina have completed a $2.1 million seed round for their startup aimed at finding healthcare services outside the U.S. for patients, TriangleInno reported April 16.

Jim Song is CEO at Aphora Health and was previously a vice president of technology at Blue Cross NC. John Roos is EVP at Aphora and was formerly SVP and chief growth officer at Blue Cross. 

Aphora offers American patients the option to travel internationally to find cheaper healthcare, including consultation, facility selection and travel coordination, according to the report.

The company's provider network includes hospitals in Thailand and Costa Rica; dental in Costa Rica and a specialty pharmacy in Canada. It is also looking to expand with providers in Grand Cayman, Barbados, and Turkey. The company is seeking a Series A funding round later this year, according to TriangleInno.

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