BridgeHealth, a provider of national surgical Centers of Excellence, announces it has partnered with Hinge Health, a provider of digital care for chronic musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions such as knee arthritis or low back pain.

Together, BridgeHealth and Hinge Health will assist plan sponsors, including large self-insured employers, tackle their largest cost driver – musculoskeletal health. Through this collaboration, exercise therapy, coach-led behavioral health, education, and surgical care are coordinated to support the member’s journey, ensuring that the right treatment is delivered at the right time.

For plan sponsors that means greater surgical avoidance when feasible and the best possible surgical care at bundled rate discounts when surgery is necessary. For members that means a better experience, better health outcomes, and faster recovery, explains a media release from BridgeHealth.

“As part of our focus on quality, we want to ensure our members receive the best treatment available for their condition,” says Mark Stadler, president & CEO of BridgeHealth. “Working with Hinge Health lets us guide members who may not be ready for surgery to care that will help them improve through evidence-based methods. We’re thrilled to expand our program and to be partnering with a trailblazer like Hinge Health.”

Offered to more than 1 million members nationwide, Hinge Health brings the three pillars of best-practice musculoskeletal (MSK) care—exercise therapy, behavioral health, and education—into people’s homes through a digital MSK care program that helps participants reduce chronic pain by more than 60%, cut depression and anxiety rates in half, and avoid two out of three surgeries.

“Hinge Health is partnering with BridgeHealth to improve clinical outcomes and create a seamless member experience that will ensure they receive appropriate, evidence-based treatment for their MSK conditions, which means both reducing the overutilization of unnecessary surgeries and the early identification of appropriate surgical need,” states Dan Perez, CEO and Co-founder of Hinge Health.

The Hinge Health program is available immediately to any BridgeHealth clients and members, according to the release.

[Source(s): BridgeHealth, Business Wire]