BridgeHealth chooses virtual physical therapy provider SWORD Health to provide Members with in-home access to physical therapy for acute, chronic, and pre- and post-surgery support
DENVER, Colo. — Today, BridgeHealth, the leading provider of surgical advocacy and centers of excellence programs, will now include in-home physical therapy (PT) provided by virtual musculoskeletal (MSK) care provider SWORD Health.
SWORD Health’s clinical-grade virtual PT solution delivers both measurable quality outcomes and affordable, high-quality care for BridgeHealth Members. Those Members who need surgery will have access to SWORD Health’s virtual prehab/rehab support, further improving surgical outcomes and reducing complications and return to work timeframes.
Members with MSK-related issues such as lower back, shoulder, or neck pain may also, through virtual physical therapy, avoid surgery and better manage their pain. SWORD Health’s virtual therapy platform pairs expert, licensed physical therapists with FDA-listed wearable technology to guide Members through personalized treatment plans in the safety and convenience of their own homes. This type of interactive, on-demand PT delivers better adoption, adherence, and long-term outcomes at a more affordable price-point for both Members and their employers.
“At BridgeHealth, we focus on providing the highest quality care paired with affordability and an exceptional experience for the Member. We know many MSK surgeries can be avoided altogether through effective physical therapy, and those surgeries that are necessary and appropriate have better outcomes when patients adhere to a quality physical therapy regimen,” said Jamie Hall, president and CEO at BridgeHealth. “Our new partnership with SWORD Health empowers our Members to achieve superior outcomes on their terms. In the era of COVID, virtual PT support is more important than ever, and we’re thrilled to bring on a proven partner like SWORD Health to provide access to better care for our Members.”
For more than ten years, BridgeHealth has delivered surgical advocacy and COE programs to large, self-insured employers, their employees and dependents. As healthcare costs increase at unacceptable rates and Members get less of the support they need to stay healthy, BridgeHealth provides objective quality standards, improved access and affordability, and a streamlined healthcare experience. By leveraging its proven, value-based care model and expanding it beyond the surgical episode, BridgeHealth creates greater access for more people to affordable, high-quality care and establishes exceptional Member experiences as the new norm in healthcare.
“We are honored to partner with a forward thinking company like BridgeHealth,” said Virgilio Bento, SWORD Health CEO, “Virtual physical therapy has great power to help anyone overcome pain and musculoskeletal conditions without the need for imaging, surgeries or medication. This partnership means Members will be able to receive the very best musculoskeletal care along every stage of their journey.”
BridgeHealth (www.bridgehealth.com) is a provider of value-based healthcare services that guide Members to surgical Centers of Excellence nationwide. Its bundled rates allow self-insured group health plans to improve the quality and outcomes of surgery while reducing costs from 30% to 50% on average per procedure. Members are supported through concierge-level care coordination, eliminating the stress of planning and preparing for surgery. BridgeHealth’s top-level Member experience is evident in its consistent 90+ Net Promoter Score. BridgeHealth is a wholly owned subsidiary of Transcarent, a Silicon Valley-based consumer digital health company.
About SWORD Health
SWORD Health is a virtual musculoskeletal (MSK) care provider on a mission to free two billion people from chronic and post-surgical pain. The company’s clinical-grade virtual therapy platform pairs expert physical therapists with FDA-listed wearable technology to deliver a personalized treatment plan that is more effective, easier and less expensive than the traditional gold standard of care, physical therapy. SWORD Health believes in the power of people to recover at home, without resorting to imaging, surgeries or opioids. Since launching in 2015, SWORD Health has worked with insurers, health systems and employers in the U.S., Europe and Australia to make quality physical therapy more accessible to everyone.