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Rush Health to Provide Orthopedic and Spine Care in Partnership With Carrum Health

Rush Health, the clinically integrated network that includes Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, has partnered with Carrum Health as its newest Center of Excellence. Through the Rush Health network, Carrum can offer more options for high-quality, affordable employee health benefits to self-insured employers in the Midwest. Rush Health will initially offer orthopedic and spine surgeries on the Carrum platform.

“Our partnership with Carrum Health is a direct reflection of the commitment our physicians and hospitals have made to work together to deliver value — quality care at an affordable price,” said Brent Estes, CEO of Rush Health. “We look forward to extending our health care services as large companies seek to reduce employee health costs.”

In offering bundled pricing options directly to employers, the concierge service Carrum provides eliminates the need to go through health insurance. The goals of the Center of Excellence, or COE, program are to provide better coverage, to keep employee’s health costs low with a fixed rate for all medical services related to their surgery, and to offer employees more health care options. Rush Health currently offers orthopedic and spine Center of Excellence programs to other national employers who know that the health benefits they provide have a positive impact on employee well-being.

Rush Health is among a small number of clinically integrated networks across the nation that include a nationally recognized and leading academic medical center such as Rush University Medical Center. U.S. News and World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” issue consistently ranks Rush University Medical Center as having one of the nation’s top programs in orthopedics, neurology-neurosurgery and other clinical areas.

“Carrum Health measures all potential COE providers against strict quality standards, which is why we chose to partner with Rush Health,” said Sach Jain, CEO at Carrum Health. “In addition to being one of the highest-ranked hospitals in the Midwest, Rush is home to one of the top orthopedics programs in the nation.” 

Rush Health’s providers join Carrum’s other nationally-ranked COEs on the East and West Coasts, providing nationwide solutions. “Carrum Health already has significant membership in the Midwest,” Jain said. “This partnership will allow us to improve patient choice and convenience in the region.”

By aligning provider incentives with quality performance, Carrum drives improvements in patient experience and care outcomes. Headquartered in San Francisco, Carrum Health partners with leading health care providers across the nation.

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