Bidding for orthopedic care: 5 things to know about Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic's patient-focused collaboration

Written by Anuja Vaidya | June 24, 2016 | Print  | Email

ZendyHealth, a healthcare start-up that allows users to bid on health, dental and cosmetic procedures, partnered with Los Angeles-based Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic to add orthopedics procedures to its services, according to a L.A. Biz report.

Here are five things to know:


1.  ZendyHealth's "Pick Your Price" program, in collaboration with Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, allows users to name their price for procedures such as rotator cuff repair, shoulder decompression and stem cell injections, among others.


2. The program matches patients with providers at Kerlan-Jobe who are offering treatments at a discount for self-pay patients.


3. The program could result in significant cost-savings for patients, noted the report.


4. Up until now, ZendyHealth healthcare services includes MRI and CT scans, teeth whitening and cleaning, Botox and so on.


5. Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic provides comprehensive orthopedic and sports medicine services, and many of its providers offer care to professional sports teams, such as the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Dodgers.


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