The Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopedics (CSMO) in Tennessee is among the first physician-owned practices in the state to offer transparent pricing and good faith estimates for musculoskeletal care.
Naples, Florida, September 22, 2022 (Globe Newswire) – HealthMe (https://healthmedocs.com) Today it announced the expansion of its strategic partnership with the Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopedics (CSMO) to support more direct-paying patients with transparent musculoskeletal care. With the goal of helping patients get the right surgical care at the right cost, CSMO has become the first Tennessee practice to publish HealthMe to offer transparent pricing for more than 30 surgical packages including surgeon, facility, and anesthesia fees. CSMO’s surgical offering complements the clinic’s full suite of transparently priced orthopedic services, which now include the scope of care from initial office evaluation, X-rays and MRIs, and surgical procedures to post-operative care and physical therapy.
The partnership with HealthMe advances CSMO’s dedication to high-quality personalized care while bypassing federal regulations for price transparency, as mandated by the No Surprises Act. CSMO is committed to ensuring that patients who pay directly can access care with confidence knowing that they will never receive surprise bills. CSMO strives to help patients become more informed and engaged in the care process, and leverages HealthMe’s innovative technology platform to eliminate time-consuming billing and facilitate patient access to healthcare.
“Private orthopedic practices face multiple challenges in today’s healthcare environment, and we seek to guide members of our private orthopedic practitioners to proven solutions that can improve patient care and reduce the burden on staff,” commented Karen Simonton, Director of Strategic Alliance at OrthoForum, a national professional organization in doctors. “Price transparency is an urgent priority nationally, and as an organization with many of the nation’s largest privately owned orthopedic practices as members, we encourage all OrthoForum members to embrace price transparency. CSMO’s partnership with HealthMe demonstrates that compliance with price transparency does not have to be a requirement. complex and puts patients’ needs at the center of these efforts.”
“Our mission is to serve our patients with the best possible orthodontic care, 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 and are involved in their care and recovery. This starts with providing patients with an up-front, fair and transparent price,” commented Becky Farmer CEO of CSMO. “Our entire team is dedicated to researching and adopting the most innovative and consumer-friendly technologies, and we’ve seen rapid improvements in providing transparent pricing to patients while simplifying the payment process for our employees.”
Dr. Mike Havig, HealthMe, commented, “Based on their commitment to practice excellence, innovation, and consumer-centric transformation in healthcare, we are pleased to support CSMO through our platform and provide their patients with a comprehensive list of transparent pricing.” Founder and Chairman of the Executive Board. “We share CSMO’s commitment to improving the consumer experience in healthcare and improving staff time to better focus on patient care and eliminating unnecessary paperwork.”
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 doctors are board certified and ready to assist patients in many specialties of orthopedic surgery, and we take pride in their commitment to training in the latest procedures and techniques. CSMO has added locations and specialties to meet the needs of patients with multiple office locations in Chattanooga as well as in Hickson County, Cleveland, and Sekachi. The doctors of the Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopedics are leaders in their profession, not only in Chattanooga, but in the Southeast region, setting the standards for sports medicine in the Tennessee Valley.
More information can be found at https://sportmed.com/.
HealthMe™ (https://healthmedocs.com) is an online platform that gives medical groups and practices a simple and proven price transparency solution to serve the growing number of direct payment patients and health consumers. Founded and developed by clinicians, HealthMe’s revenue acceleration platform combines the best features of a consumer-friendly internet marketplace with the security of a professional healthcare payment processing solution. With proven success in automating the Good Faith Estimates (GFEs) 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 simplifying the administrative process for overburdened staff. It provides practices with a complete solution and laboratory focused on “retail” services to improve growth, employee efficiency, and patient loyalty.
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