Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics (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, FL. September 23, 2022
HealthMe (https://healthmedocs.com) announced today the expansion of their strategic partnership with Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics (CSMO) to further support direct pay patients with transparently priced musculoskeletal care. With the goal of helping patients get the right surgical care at the right cost, CSMO becomes the first practice in Tennessee to deploy HealthMe to offer transparent prices on over 30 surgical bundles including surgeon, facility, and anesthesia fees. CSMO’s surgical offering completes a full suite of transparently priced orthopaedic services offered by the practice, which now includes the spectrum of care from initial office evaluation, X-ray and MRI, and surgical procedures to post-operative care and physical therapy.
The partnership with HealthMe advances CSMO’s dedication to personalized, quality care while exceeding federal regulations for price transparency, as mandated by the No Surprises Act. CSMO is committed to assuring that direct-pay patients can access care with confidence knowing that they will never receive surprise bills. Striving to help patients become more informed and involved in the care process, CSMO leverages HealthMe’s innovative technology platform to eliminate time consuming billing and make it easy for patients to access healthcare.
“Independent orthopaedic practices face multiple challenges in today’s healthcare environment, and we seek to guide our members to proven solutions which can optimize care for patients and reduce the burden on staff,” commented Karen Simonton, Strategic Alliance Director at the OrthoForum, a national physician specialty organization. “Price transparency is an urgent priority on a national level, and as an organization with many of the country’s largest independently owned orthopaedic practices as members, we encourage all OrthoForum members to embrace price transparency. The CSMO partnership with HealthMe shows that compliance with price transparency requirements does not have to be complicated and puts the needs of patients at the center of these efforts.”
“Our number one priority is to serve our patients with the highest quality orthopaedic care, and we’re committed to assuring they have all the information they need about treatment to be fully engaged in their care and recovery. That begins with offering patients an upfront, fair and transparent price,” says Becky Farmer, CEO of CSMO. “Our team is continuously researching and quickly implementing the most innovative and consumer-friendly technologies – and we’ve already seen the value in providing transparent pricing to patients while streamlining the payment process for our staff.”
“Based on their commitment to practice excellence, innovation, and the consumer-focused transformation of healthcare, we’re pleased to support CSMO with our platform and provide their patients with a comprehensive menu of transparent pricing,” commented Dr. Mike Havig, HealthMe Founder and CEO. “We share CSMO’s commitment to elevating the consumer experience in healthcare and optimizing staff time to better focus on patient care and eliminating unnecessary paperwork.”
Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics is the Chattanooga area’s leading provider of multi-specialty orthopaedic care. Our board-certified physicians and highly trained staff provide advanced sports medicine, orthopaedics, surgery, interventional pain management, physical and occupational therapy and elite sports training in 10 convenient locations in Chattanooga, North Georgia and the surrounding region.
Using the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques and innovative technologies, our team of orthopaedic specialists deliver exceptional results, backed by exceptional patient care. CSMO is Chattanooga’s choice for patient-centered, outcome-focused care. Learn more 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 population of Direct-Pay patients and health consumers. Founded and developed by doctors, HealthMe’s revenue accelerator platform combines the best features of a consumer-friendly online marketplace with the security of a specialized healthcare payment processing solution. With validated success in automating the process of Good Faith Estimates (GFE’s), HealthMe is the first company to provide GFE’s in eleven languages. HealthMe helps patients find the best healthcare options while saving money on their care while streamlining administrative process