Firefly Health announces a partnership with Vori Health. Vori Health improves musculoskeletal (MSK) outcomes and lowers costs with a new, evidence-based care model in which its clinicians work together in teams. Vori Health provides nationwide, multidisciplinary treatment for muscle and joint pain including personalized physician medical care, physical therapy, prescriptions, as well as healthy lifestyle coaching to support healing.

Vori Health treats conditions from head to toe including back pain, arthritis, muscle and joint pain, inflammation, neck pain, as well as shoulder pain. With a team of specialized doctors and other clinicians trained in MSK/orthopedics, members can access an integrated team including medical care, physical therapy, lifestyle coaching, and more. Vori Health provides a holistic diagnosis to patients, improves appropriate evidence-based care, reduces unnecessary surgery & imaging, and supports a faster recovery with improved outcomes. While most people do not need surgery, if surgery is the right answer, Vori Health helps the patient get ready for surgery, optimizes them, and continues to help them postoperatively.

“Musculoskeletal conditions deeply impact patients’ daily quality of life, and if left untreated, can require invasive treatment,” says Jeff Greenberg, MD, Co-Founder and Chief Network Officer for Firefly Health, “We look forward to working with Vori Health to provide Firefly patients with immediate access to skilled specialist teams to get their musculoskeletal conditions resolved in a holistic, personal environment.”

The traditional process for seeking musculoskeletal care involves multiple doctor visits, referrals, and in-person appointments. Vori Health aims to create a more patient-friendly offering where patients can skip the referral process by providing access to the full care team on their first visit. This approach delivers a collaborative diagnosis and care plan up front. 

Under this value-based care agreement, Firefly Health and Vori Health will utilize bundled payments based on a 1-year time frame – an arrangement that removes the burden of copayments and makes preauthorization easier. The two parties will continue to work together on increasingly sophisticated economic models such as condition-based capitation. Vori Health also accepts traditional fee-for-service insurance.

Ryan Grant, MD, Founder & CEO for Vori Health stated: “We are very excited to partner with Firefly Health to offer whole-person, comprehensive musculoskeletal care to their members, as well as partner with Firefly’s PCPs given that musculoskeletal/orthopedic issues are one of the top patient conditions. Together, we can transform the patient experience and blend evidence-based specialty care with a forward thinking health plan and PCP practice.”

[Source(s): Vori Health, PR Newswire]