SAN FRANCISCO, February 18, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Carrum Health, the first digital health company to connect employers and employees to Centers of Excellence (COEs) through a technology-based platform for better, more affordable healthcare, announced today that it has partnered with the Bariatric Center of Kansas City (BCKC) to provide more options for high quality specialized bariatric care.
Based on the Kansas City BCKC is one of the highest weight loss centers in the country. It has performed more than 17,000 bariatric surgeries and found a patient satisfaction rate of 99%. BCKC was the first practice in the region to be recognized as a center of excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Since opening nearly 20 years ago, BCKC has been committed to providing patients with easy access to bariatric surgery, including all pre- and post-operative care, from its experienced team of surgeons, dietitians and clinical support staff.
“Carrum Health and BCKC share a common mission: to help individuals improve the quality of their lives and have better access to quality bariatric surgery,” said Dr. Stanley Hoehn, MD, FACS, FASMBS, founder of BCKC. “We are excited to partner with Carrum Health to offer our weight loss expertise and services to its members, particularly as a result of our shared commitment to improve the patient experience.”
The preoperative process includes both psychological and physical assessments to ensure the best clinical outcomes for each patient. Carrum Health’s mobile app guides each patient through everything it takes to prepare for surgery, including collecting medical records, fulfilling pre-surgery requirements, and obtaining lab work. Patients are also given a dedicated nursing specialist to help them answer specific questions and coordinate care between providers.
“Carrum uses a rigorous 50-point evaluation process in selecting COEs for our members. We are proud to welcome BCKC, our first physician-led bariatric practice, to Carrum Health’s COE network,” he said Kristen Barlow, Vice President of Supplier Partnerships for Carrum Health. “With their clear focus on weight loss, great results, and their commitment to changing the way health care is paid for, BCKC is an ideal partner and we are honored to work with them.”
About Carrum Health
Carrum Health was founded in 2014 with an aim to “bring common sense into health care” through a value-based health model that benefits families, employers and providers. Headquarters in South San FranciscoCarrum’s award-winning platform for surgical services connects self-insured employers with top providers under standardized bundled payment agreements to better manage healthcare costs. By aligning vendor incentives with quality performance, Carrum promotes improvement in the patient experience and health outcomes. Customers include large Fortune 500 companies and public sector organizations. More information is available at carrumhealth.com.
The bariatric center of Kansas City, located in Lenexa, Kansasis the leading center for weight loss surgery in the major Kansas City Metropolitan Area and Midwest. As the first company in the region to be recognized as a center of excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) in 2006, we pride ourselves on being one of the highest-volume weight loss centers in the country. Over 17,000 surgeries have been performed since we opened in 2002. With 35 years of experience, the Bariatric Center of Kansas City Surgeons have safely performed most of the bariatric procedures in the Midwest and are the most skilled and skilled at them. More information is available at kcbariatric.com
SOURCE Carrum Health