HAI’s and Carechex

Those of us lucky enough to live to a ripe old age will almost certainly need a surgical procedure at one time or another.  We have a pain or other issue, we go to the doctor.  Sometimes we decide, with the help of a physician, that surgery is the answer.  We choose a surgeon, make arrangements with our employer and family, maybe even plan what we’ll do when it’s all over.  And when the procedure… Read More →

Centers of Excellence for Superior Care

The current state of healthcare in the United States, as well as the quality of care offered by most medical providers are both far from being ideal: both patients and their employers are continually forced to spend more on healthcare, but the quality itself is neither guaranteed nor in proportion to the outrageous prices charged by hospitals for major surgical treatments. The patient safety in hospital setting has been improving, yet there were still 121… Read More →

BridgeHealth Launches New Website to Better Serve Plan Sponsors, Plan Members and Providers

BridgeHealth is proud to announce the launch of our new website bridgehealth.com, a website devoted to informing, educating, and communicating with current and potential plan sponsors, plan members, benefits consultants, TPAs, and providers. The BridgeHealth website, bridgehealth.com, provides information and resources on the BridgeHealth Surgery Benefit Program with dedicated areas for: Plan Sponsors From the plan sponsor perspective, bridgehealth.com offers information and resources to more fully understand how BridgeHealth can significantly reduce their surgical spend,… Read More →

Health Expenditures as an Ever Growing Trend

There is no doubt that healthcare costs are getting out of hand for nearly everyone in the United States. While real wages barely crawl up, the financial burden of medical expenditures soars higher every year. And this trend is not about to change. According to a 2013 report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, national health expenditures totaled $1,378 billion in the year 2000. Within only a little over a decade, this… Read More →

The Importance of Choosing the Right Medical Provider

Choosing the right medical provider to perform a surgery with the best possible results is a tricky thing. The typical free market rules of quality versus price rarely apply in healthcare. Getting a hip replacement is not like buying a washing machine, where the expectations are that with increasing price, the quality will go up as well. As a matter of fact, medical costs mostly develop in reverse manner – the poorer the quality, the… Read More →

How to Avoid Going Bankrupt due to Surprise Medical Charges

It is not uncommon to occasionally hear horror stories involving healthcare costs and bankruptcy. A good many of these stories involve exorbitant medical bills patients are forced to pay after receiving a surgical procedure – charges they did not know about before the procedure, and over which they have no control of afterwards. Formerly, it was mainly uninsured patients who ended up in this monumental debt trap with unpaid medical bills, typically because they needed… Read More →

Disparity in Costs of Surgical Procedures and its Impact

Healthcare costs in the United States are, and have historically been, much higher than the costs of healthcare in other developed countries – and it is not always because the quality of care is substantially better. As a matter of fact, Americans typically pay a lot more for healthcare than people in other countries without gaining higher-quality care or superior health. [1] Part of the problem regarding healthcare costs is due to the patient’s inability… Read More →

BridgeHealth Recognized as One of the Country’s Fastest Growing Companies

DENVER, Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — BridgeHealth is pleased to announce that it has earned a coveted spot on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest growing private companies in America. This year’s ranking of #812 demonstrates the success of BridgeHealth’s business model, which powered its way onto the list with three-year sales growth of 546% on total revenues of $7.2 million. “We are honored to be recognized as one of the… Read More →