HealthLeaders Media March 2, 2021
Alexandra Wilson Pecci

There was an average savings of $16,144 per procedure when the surgery was performed through the Carrum Health program.

A bundled payment program for commercially insured patients saved employers and patients money and improved health outcomes, according to a new Health Affairs study.

In a first-of-its-kind study of bundled payments for commercially insured populations, researchers from RAND Corporation examined surgeries performed through the digital health company Carrum Health, which develops bundled payment arrangements with selected providers and directly contracts with them for common, high-cost surgeries. It then connects self-insured employers to these providers.

The negotiated prices cover the procedure and all related care for 30 days after. It also waives patient cost sharing if they receive care from those providers.


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