Centers of Excellence Platform Guides Breast Cancer Patients to Top Performing Providers, Improving Outcomes and Lowering Healthcare Costs
SAN FRANCISCO, August 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Carrum Health, the first digital health company connecting employers and employees to Centers of Excellence (COE) through a value-based care platform, has expanded the reach of its bundled care against the cancer through an alliance with City of Hope, one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in United States. First launched on the East Coast last year, Carrum Health is now offering its comprehensive, fixed-price package for the first treatment of non-metastatic breast cancer, including a two-year care guarantee, at facilities in City of Hope through Southern California. This includes more than 35 convenient locations, including its new City of Hope Orange County Lennar Foundation Cancer Center.
Cancer care has become increasingly expensive. Costs attributable to cancer are expected to increase by up to 30% between 2015 and 2030. For employers, cancer coverage is among the top three expense categories, accounting for up to 15% of their overall annual health care expenses. Contributing to these costs are the prices of cancer drugs which have increased by 25% in the years since their launch and an increase in the complexity of diagnostics due to delayed screenings during the pandemic.
“Cancer treatments have never been included in bundled payments due to their length of treatment and the complexity of cases. But we know they are a priority for self-insured employers trying to cope with rising healthcare costs and to access the highest quality of care for their employees,” said Sach Jain, CEO and Founder of Carrum Health. “Carrum Health eases these concerns with the only value-based bundled payment programs for oncology. Since launching the industry’s first comprehensive cancer care package last year, we have seen strong demand for from employers looking to provide their employees with access to the best cancer specialists closer to home.We are proud to work with City of Hope to make this a reality.
City of Hope was recently recognized as the seventh “Best Hospital” for cancer in the nation according to US News & World Report’s 2022-23 annual Top Hospitals Rankings. It is the 16th consecutive year that it has been honored as one of the best cancer hospitals in the country. City of Hope brings together an interdisciplinary team of specialists who work closely together to tailor each patient’s care from start to finish. As a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, City of Hope is recognized as a cancer care organization that “meets rigorous standards for cutting-edge, transdisciplinary research focused on developing new and better approaches to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.”
“Being told you have cancer is a disorienting experience; people deserve to receive coordinated, compassionate care,” said Harlan Levin, MD, President of Strategy and Business Ventures, City of Hope. “City of Hope prides itself on being at the forefront of innovation – not only in treating cancer, but also in embracing new payment models and providing patients with better access to its services. unique clinical services We always want to be part of innovative healthcare delivery models like Carrum Health’s that facilitate access to cutting-edge care and research, improve patient experience and outcomes, and reduce disparities health matter.
With Carrum Health’s Bundled Cancer Care Package, patients with non-metastatic breast cancer may be eligible to receive up to two years of treatment at City of Hope, including excision surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, care for treatment-related complications and interdisciplinary monitoring. ins and followed.
With Carrum Health’s cancer care offering, diagnostic and treatment services are bundled into one upfront payment, benefiting both employers and patients. This approach gives employers full transparency on the cost of care and can save them on each case by ensuring that patients receive the most appropriate care, compared to traditional fee-for-service billing, while directing employees to City of Hope cancer specialists who have passed Carrum Health’s rigorous quality assessment. Access to these providers gives patients peace of mind that they are receiving the best care possible, with little or no out-of-pocket.
For more information, visit www.carrumhealth.com.
About Carrum Health
Carrum Health offers the first value-based, comprehensive surgical care platform that combines the benefits of a bundled payments Center of Excellence (COE) with surgical guidance and coordination to deliver the highest quality care and the most appropriate. By connecting self-insured employers with the nation’s top 10% of physicians and facilities, Carrum reduces unnecessary procedures by up to 30% and aligns cost and care incentives to save employers up to 45% per episode of care, all validated by peer-reviewed publications. Carrum’s award-winning technology gives members access to a mobile app and care specialist that guides them through the surgical process, plus seamless platform integration to make COE adoption plug-and-play. and-play for employers. Backed by Tiger Global, Carrum was named to the 2021 CB Insights Digital Health 150 and named one of the Best Workplaces of 2022 by Built In. The company, founded in 2014, is based in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit carrumhealth.com.
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