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The BridgeHealth Surgery Benefit Program:
Quality and Savings

How do you keep healthcare benefit plans effective and affordable? The BridgeHealth Surgery Benefit Program provides a solution that improves healthcare quality and outcomes while significantly lowering the cost of major planned surgeries.

Here’s how it works:

  • BridgeHealth complements your existing health plan.
  • Plan members who need planned surgery have access to 106 Centers of Excellence throughout the country, with more added regularly. Surgery centers and hospital providers are at a minimum ranked in the top 25% nationally for their surgical specialty, with many ranking in the top 10%.
  • Surgery costs are lowered through BridgeHealth pre-negotiated episode of care case rates with contracted providers, resulting in average savings of 20% to 40% off discounted PPO rates.
  • Members have better outcomes and a higher quality of life, and return to work quicker.
  • Members often have no out-of-pocket costs.
  • Providers assume significant risk resulting from complications and infections.
  • BridgeHealth Care Coordinators guide plan members through the entire process by explaining their benefit options and performing cost and quality comparisons, ordering medical records, helping to select providers, arranging a second opinion, and handling all logistics for the plan member and a companion if travel is necessary.

Our network is nationwide, and types of procedures include:

  • Hip, knee, shoulder surgery
  • Back surgery
  • Heart surgery
  • General surgery
  • Women’s health surgery

For more information, download these materials:

If you’re seeking an innovative solution to reducing healthcare costs, contact BridgeHealth for a free cost-savings analysis.

Ralph Feminella
Regional VP, Labor and Government
(973) 493-8531

Michelle Rosander
Regional VP, Labor and Government
(561) 599-3542

 
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