Rush Health to provide orthopedic, spine surgeries at less cost to United Airline employees

Rush Health established a partnership to provide orthopedic and spine surgeries to United Airline employees. Under this arrangement, known as a direct employer contract, United employees and family members across the United States will be able to receive spinal fusion and hip and knee replacement surgeries at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and in the future at other Rush Health facilities. The program is established through Rush Health's Centers of Excellence (COE) program, which enables employers to partner with some of the world's leading specialists to provide the highest quality care at less cost to the employee.

Rush Health Centers of Excellence deliver high quality at lower cost
Rush Health already provides the orthopedic and spine COE program to other national employers who know that the health benefits they provide have a positive impact on employee well-being. Employees who receive surgery at Rush Health facilities are not responsible for copayment and coinsurance costs, in addition travel expenses to and from these hospitals are paid for by the company. The goals of the COE program are to provide better coverage, to keep employee's health costs low, and to make sure employees have more health care options.

"This partnership reflects our organization and our providers' commitment to working together to deliver world class care at an affordable price," said Brent Estes, president and chief executive officer of Rush Health. "COE patients have a fixed rate for all medical services related to their surgery, as well as protection against re-admissions, which encourages collaboration among physicians and hospitals, and promotes efforts to reduce avoidable complications."


Rush University Medical Center


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