The Tennessee Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopedics (CSMO) is one of the first medical practices in the state to offer transparent pricing and good faith estimates for musculoskeletal care.
NAPLES, Fla., Sept. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HealthMe (https://healthmedocs.com) today announced the expansion of its strategic partnership with the Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopedics (CSMO) to further support pay-direct patients with transparently priced musculoskeletal care. In an effort to help patients get the right surgical care at the right price, CSMO becomes the first Tennessee practice to deploy HealthMe to offer transparent pricing on more than 30 surgical packages, including surgeon fees, facility and anesthesia. CSMO’s surgical offering complements a full range of transparently priced orthopedic services offered by the practice, which now includes the spectrum of care from initial in-office assessment, X-rays and MRIs, and surgical procedures to post-operative care. and physiotherapy.
The partnership with HealthMe advances CSMO’s commitment to personalized, quality care while exceeding federal regulations for pricing transparency as required by the No Surprises Act. The CSMO is committed to ensuring that direct-pay patients can access care with confidence, knowing that they will never receive surprise bills. Striving to help patients be better informed and involved in the care process, CSMO leverages HealthMe’s innovative technology platform to eliminate cumbersome billing and make it easier for patients to access healthcare.
“Private orthopedic practices face multiple challenges in today’s healthcare environment, and we seek to guide members of our private orthopedic practices toward proven solutions that can optimize patient care and reduce burden on staff,” commented Karen Simonton, director of strategic alliance at OrthoForum, a national organization of specialty physicians. “Price transparency is an urgent national priority and, as an organization that counts many of the largest private orthopedic practices in the country among its members, we encourage all OrthoForum members to embrace price transparency. CSMO’s partnership with HealthMe shows that meeting price transparency requirements need not be complicated and puts patient needs at the center of these efforts.”
“Our mission is to provide our patients with the best possible orthopedic care and exemplary human kindness, dignity and respect. We are also committed to ensuring that our patients have all the information they need about their treatment options. treatment and that they participate in their care and recovery. This starts with providing patients with an upfront, fair and transparent price,” commented CSMO CEO Becky Farmer. “Our entire team is dedicated to research and adoption of the most innovative and user-friendly technologies, and we have seen rapid improvements in providing transparent pricing to patients while streamlining the payment process for our staff.”
“Based on their commitment to practice excellence, innovation and consumer-driven healthcare transformation, we are thrilled to support CSMO with our platform and provide their patients with a comprehensive pricing menu. transparent,” commented Dr. Mike Havig, HealthMe Founder and CEO. “We share CSMO’s commitment to improving the consumer experience in healthcare and optimizing staff time to better focus on patient care and eliminate unnecessary paperwork.”
About the CSMO
The Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopedics began as a medical practice in 1979 that has evolved over time to meet the changing needs of our region. CSMO physicians are board-certified and prepared to help patients in multiple orthopedic specialties, and we pride ourselves on their commitment to training in the latest procedures and technologies. CSMO has added locations and specialties to meet patient needs with multiple offices in Chattanooga as well as Hixson, Cleveland and Sequatchie County. Physicians at the Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopedics are considered leaders in their profession, not only in Chattanooga, but in the Southeast region, and set the standard for sports medicine in the Valley. of Tennessee.
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HealthMe™ (https://healthmedocs.com) is an online platform that offers medical groups and practices a simple and proven price transparency solution to serve the growing population of pay-direct patients and healthcare consumers. Founded and developed by physicians, HealthMe’s Revenue Acceleration Platform combines the best features of a user-friendly online marketplace with the security of a specialized healthcare payment processing solution. With validated success in automating the Good Faith Estimates (GFE) process, HealthMe is the first company to provide GFEs in 11 languages. HealthMe helps patients find the best healthcare options while saving money on their care while streamlining the administrative process for overworked staff. It provides practices with a complete and tested solution focused on “retail” services to improve growth, staff efficiency and patient retention.
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