Boston hospital joins value-based program with high marks in orthopedics — 5 key points

BridgeHealth added Boston-based New England Baptist Hospital to its Surgical Centers of Excellence program.

Five key points:

1. The agreement is intended to expand access to high-quality orthopedic surgical care for BridgeHealth's 600,000-plus members.

2. BridgeHealth exclusively contracts with providers that perform in the top quartile of their respective surgical categories.

3. It determines top performers based on independent, publicly available quality metrics.

4. BridgeHealth guides its employer and plan-sponsor clients to receive care at Surgical Centers of Excellence across the U.S.

5. The Denver-based organization aims to lower medical costs through value-based services and bundled rates.

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