Carrum Health and ChristianaCare Partner to Expand Access to High-Quality Bariatric Services in Mid-Atlantic Region

Carrum Health and ChristianaCare Partner to Expand Access to High-Quality Bariatric Services in Mid-Atlantic Region

Value-based care model gives self-insured employers in Delaware access to exceptional care at predictable costs 

SAN FRANCISCO – August 24, 2020 –  the first digital health company connecting employers and employees with Centers of Excellence (COEs) for better, more cost-effective healthcare, today announced a collaboration with ChristianaCare, one of the most dynamic health systems in the mid-Atlantic. Through the collaboration, Carrum Health patients will receive bariatric services at ChristianaCare’s Wilmington Hospital.

“ChristianaCare has a strong reputation for its focus on improving health outcomes and making best-in-class care more affordable and accessible,” said Christoph Dankert, VP of Product at Carrum Health. “ChristianaCare is a great new partner that’s committed to meeting the needs of employer COE programs. We look forward to working with them to bring best-in-class weight loss surgery to employers and our eligible members.”

Carrum Health selectively partners with those providers and surgeons in the top 10th percentile for national quality in their surgical category.  Carrum’s proprietary four-step quality evaluation process analyzes more than 50 metrics at both the facility and surgeon level. One of the key advantages of Carrum’s ready-to-deploy technology platform is its ability to tailor the solution to the needs of large employers. Its cloud-based scalability offers a level of flexibility that helps Fortune 500 companies avoid variation in both the quality and cost of healthcare.

The COVID-19 pandemic has expedited the digital transformation of healthcare and served as a catalyst to expedite the industry’s shift toward a value-based care model that aligns reimbursement with outcomes and incentivizes quality performance. Through this collaboration, Carrum Health and ChristianaCare are able to expand access and reduce costs for surgical procedures to self-insured employers in the Carrum Health network.

“At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to making a positive impact on health for everyone we serve,” said Doug Azar, senior vice president, Employer Business Development, ChristianaCare. “Carrum Health’s model aligns perfectly with our organizational commitment to value-based care. We look forward to working with Carrum Health to grow our direct-to-employer services, starting with bariatric services and adding other healthcare services in the future.”

By joining the Carrum Health platform, employers gain access to pre-negotiated rates for surgical procedures and see a 35-50 percent reduction in surgery costs. The Carrum Health surgery benefit enables employees and their dependents to comparison shop for surgical services at top hospitals in their region and clearly understand upfront costs, if any.