The handwriting is on the wall that the “do more, bill more” era is waning. It’s being replaced by the “no outcome, no income” era. One of the logical places to start is surgery with bundled payments. It’s been accelerated by the pain of out-of-control healthcare costs felt most acutely by employers and their employees. This has led to the creation of Transparent Medical Networks to slay the healthcare cost beast.
The trend began with smaller organizations and is now being extended to much larger organizations. Pioneering surgery centers and employers have shown that they can solve healthcare’s most vexing problem—pricing failure. To the surprise of many, this has led to the largest nonprofit health system heading toward fully transparent pricing. This is a core element of the Health Rosetta approach that has shown to reduce per capita healthcare costs 30-50% for employers and is a huge improvement over the horrible status quo of health benefits.