Healthcare Innovation April 12, 2024
David Raths

‘We say what is the best clinical care possible — and then we put a payment model around it,’ says Cunningham, vice president for VUMC’s Episodes of Care Office

Some employers are beginning to contract directly with provider organizations for healthcare. To partner with self-insured employers, Nashville-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center has developed value-based care bundled payment programs for some of the most common and costly health conditions, such as maternity, orthopedics and cardiology. Healthcare Innovation recently spoke with Brittany Cunningham, D.N.P., M.S.N., R.N., who has led efforts to launch and expand VUMC’s direct-to-employer commercial bundles with the goal of offering predictable pricing and concierge-level experience for patients, while saving money for employers and patients.

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Topics: Bundled Payments, CMS, Employer, Govt Agencies, Health System / Hospital, Insurance, Interview / Q&A, Payment Models, Provider, Self-insured, Trends, Value Based
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