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Webinar: Centers of Excellence & Bundled Payments

Did you know that costs for hip, knee, and spine surgeries vary widely, often with no correlation to the quality of care? Did you know that 10-30 percent of all joint surgery patients would be better served through less invasive therapies such as PT and chiropractic care? Did you know that readmissions due to surgery complications can often cost as much or more than the original procedure?

To address these and other issues, and to align incentives for delivering the highest quality, most patient-centered care, the Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine is partnering with Carrum Health to offer purchasers access to an innovative, turn-key centers of excellence (CoE) program. The program offers patients access to the highest quality healthcare providers in the country at competitive, bundled rates. All procedures also come with a 30-day warranty, so patients and purchasers don't have to worry about expensive bills for complications or readmissions.

In this webinar Carrum Health, winner of Harvard Business School and Harvard Medical School’s 2017 Health Acceleration Challenge, will discuss how its program works, including examples of businesses currently using CoEs, and the potential CoE have to both lower costs and improve outcomes for patients. Carrum will also discuss its current CoE network in New England, and its plans for expanding CoEs into the state of Maine.

Earlier Event: April 5
Board of Directors Meeting
Later Event: September 19
HPA Member Meeting