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Even among children's hospitals, some hospitals are better than others. In 2006, U.S. News & World Report began collecting data that would allow the ranking of pediatric centers on their ability to help children who need it the most. They gather critical clinical data from almost 200 medical centers through a detailed survey that looks at measures such as patient safety, infection prevention, and adequacy of nurse staffing. In addition, part of each hospital’s score is derived from surveys of more than 15,000 pediatric specialists who are asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty. In 2023, only 89 children’s hospitals were ranked in at least one of the 10 pediatric specialties evaluated. Ten hospitals ranked at the top of their class and were named to the 2023-2024 Honor Roll.

Accarent offers a variety of cardiovascular surgical interventions to those who may otherwise not have access to appropriate care According to the National Institute of Health, African American patients are 30% more likely to die from heart disease, and are at greater risk of myocardial infarction, rehospitalization, and death. They also are less likely than non-minority patients to receive potentially beneficial treatments such as angiography or percutaneous coronary intervention. In addition to improved awareness and better control of hypertension in minority populations, improved access to appropriate intervention is important to addressing these disparities.

While almost 2 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in the US this year, cancer death rates have fallen 33% due to advances in treatment and early detection. Accarent has partnered with top providers nationwide to provide greater access to these life saving treatments.

BALTIMORE — Accarent has partnered with top providers nationwide, including Maryland-based Ashley Addiction Treatment, to provide greater access to behavioral health treatment for substance use disorders, eating disorders, OCD, Tourette’s syndrome, and anxiety disorders.

BALTIMORE — Accarent Health is expanding into more pediatric care categories and broadening its national reach through collaboration with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), the No. 1 pediatric hospital in the Pacific region and California, and among the top 10 in the nation on U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals.

BALTIMORE — Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 40 million adults in the U.S. have an anxiety disorder, and the numbers are rising. Though there are different treatment plans for each type of anxiety disorder, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is recommended as the first-line of treatment. Accarent Health continues to expand its bundled offering with The Johns Hopkins Hospital to include cognitive behavioral treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder, Tourette’s syndrome, and anxiety disorders.

BALTIMORE — Accarent’s new agreement with Stanford Health Care will cover revolutionary CAR T-cell therapy to treat leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. Through a new agreement with Stanford Health Care, Accarent Health continues to expand its bundled rate offering of the most complex and costly gene therapies, CAR T-cell therapy, through bundled episodes of care. Nationally, it is estimated there will be a $25B impact on payers within the next four years, with 95,000 individuals becoming eligible for gene or cell therapy by 2025.

BALTIMORE — Accarent Health has expanded their bundled offering to include a Centers of Excellence network with focus on cellular and gene therapies, offering bundled prices for treatment through high-quality and specialized academic medical centers. The human body is made up of trillions of cells, in which thousands of genes live and support the production of proteins and enzymes to make muscles, bones, and blood. Proper functioning of these genetic systems supports our body’s functions, down to the most crucial tasks of producing energy and growth. If all or part of a gene is defective, missing, or mutates over time, protein production will be disrupted, causing health problems and disease. [1] With gene therapies, scientists can genetically engineer defective or missing genes by replacing, disabling, or adding genes to help the body properly function or fight disease. Gene Therapies are changing medicine and providing solutions for previously incurable or life-altering conditions. [1]

BALTIMORE –Accarent Health is expanding the availability of life-saving transplant care for its members through the #1 hospital in Kansas, The University of Kansas Health System. By expanding its transparent bundled procedure offering, The University of Kansas Health System can now offer Accarent patients nationwide another excellent option for transplant procedures at a top academic medical center.

BALTIMORE — Accarent partners with leading experts to add specialized pediatric bundled procedures Accarent Health has expanded its unparalleled portfolio of pediatric surgeries to include highly specialized orthopedic procedures, scoliosis repair, and neurosurgeries delivered by some of the nation’s highest ranked pediatric medical centers. By joining forces with the top pediatric hospitals in the US, Accarent offers even greater access to a nationwide network of pediatric centers of excellence for children in need of specialized care.

BALTIMORE –Accarent Health is expanding the availability of life-saving transplant care for its members through the #1 hospital in Kansas, The University of Kansas Health System. By expanding its transparent bundled procedure offering, The University of Kansas Health System can now offer Accarent patients nationwide another excellent option for transplant procedures at a top academic medical center.

BALTIMORE - Accarent Health, the first ecommerce health care marketplace with transparent bundled pricing for over 150 complex procedures, is offering more specialized treatments for complex cancers than anyone else in the industry. In collaboration with some of the most highly rated adult and pediatric medical institutions in the country, Accarent is offering a variety of procedures to treat leukemia, lymphomas, multiple myeloma, thyroid and parathyroid disorders, bladder, pancreatic, prostate, testicular, and rectal cancers, as well as a groundbreaking Cancer Diagnosis Confirmation and Recommended Treatment Plan bundle.

At first glance, Accarent Health co-owners Tim and Mary Koch, graduates of Loyola University Maryland who raised their four children in a Baltimore suburb, seem like the kind of subdued conservative couple you’d meet at an upscale backyard barbecue. Mary even alludes to a traditional relationship, noting that she runs the business “in house,” while Tim spends most of his time outside of the office: he’s the face of their two-year-old, 16-employee company. And yet, terms such as “disrupter” and “transformative” have been used to describe Accarent Health (pronounced uh care ent), launched in 2018.

As we begin to recover from COVID-19, the unprecedented disruption of the delivery of medical services has begun to make itself known. Telemedicine has advanced more in the last 30 days than the last 30 years. Surgeon reimbursements have dropped significantly as elective surgeries, particularly immunosuppressant surgeries, have been delayed, including higher cost complex cancer surgeries, transplants, spinal and orthopedic, bariatric, and cardiac surgical procedures. This disruption could have a substantial impact on health plan costs in the coming months and years. Hospitals, physicians and employers must learn to harness new technology, control expenses, market services differently, and manage distribution more effectively by simplifying the evaluation and comparison of healthcare quality and costs with defined, comparable bundled payments. This disruption only intensifies the need for price transparency, quality, and distribution efficiency offered by leading medical institutions. Healthcare leaders need to consider re-positioning their organization to absorb and prepare for changes in healthcare delivery, utilization and cost. Employers should contact Accarent today for a historical claim analysis to see how bundled payments can reduce their company’s overall healthcare spend while improving outcomes. Hospitals should contact Accarent to see how they can negotiate the ongoing disruption to the delivery of healthcare services.

As we continue to monitor the widespread impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) the safety and success of our employees, customers and partners remains our top priority. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing and are committed to being responsive to the needs of our customers and associates as the situation evolves. In the event the pandemic becomes more disruptive, I wanted to share some additional information with you about the delivery of our services.

Recently, Accarent Health's Vice President of Client Services Corinne Burns, joined the podcast Outcomes Rocket, to talk about empowering patients and payers through price transparency. Click the button below to listen, or search for Outcomes Rocket wherever you access your podcasts.

Recently, Accarent Health's founder Tim Koch, joined the podcast Healthcare Simplified to talk about the use of bundled rates to improve care, save money and eliminate waste. Click the button below to listen or search for Healthcare Simplified wherever you get your podcasts.

Accarent Health now offers bundled rates for anorexia nervosa treatment, and is in the process of developing additional mental health bundled rate procedures.

Ranked #11 nationwide by U.S. News and World Report in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Keck Medicine of USC is offering bundled rates on the Accarent platform, including cardiac catheterization, coronary bypass, valve replacement, coronary angioplasty, TAVR, and pacemaker and defibrillator surgeries. #bundledpayments #healthcare #transparency

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Houston Methodist Hospital has joined the Accarent Network and is offering executive health bundled rates to our platform.

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One of the largest pediatric medical centers in the country has recently joined our bundled rate network! Children's of Alabama is offering solid organ and bone marrow transplant bundled rates on our transparent platform.

Accarent Health adds another quality provider partner to our growing bundled rate network.

Accarent Health adds another quality provider partner to our growing bundled rate network.

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