Hospital for Special Surgery and Global Healthcare Alliance Announce New Partnership to Expand Value Based Healthcare Programs New Programs Integrate Quality Patient Care With Advanced Financial Capabilities 

NEW YORK, NY, May 16, 2017 (PRNEWSWIRE) – Hospital for Special Surgery (“HSS”), a world leader in musculoskeletal health, and Global Healthcare Alliance, Inc. (“GlobalHCA”), the leader in value based care programs and administration, have partnered to offer advanced administrative capabilities for orthopedic and musculoskeletal bundled services contracts. These programs are available to commercial payers, international patients and employers. “HSS continuously strives for the highest standards of clinical excellence through advanced research, innovation and compassionate patient care. Our partnership with GlobalHCA continues our commitment to value, bringing together our unmatched surgical experience with efficient administrative capabilities for bundled payer and patient programs” said Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO of HSS. GlobalHCA will manage the bundled payment administration for both domestic and international care offered by HSS and its affiliated facilities and providers. “Our partnership with HSS brings together two organizations steeped in quality, innovation and care. Together, our organizations will provide industry leading value based programs, defined by clinical quality and distinguished by financial efficiency for payers and patients,” said John Adams, CEO of GlobalHCA. GlobalHCA manages value based reimbursement programs for multiple clinical specialties for clients nationwide. These programs prioritize quality as the measure of value in making bundled payment programs sustainable and efficient, aligning the aims of patients, employers, providers and payers.

About Global Healthcare Alliance 

GlobalHCA has been a leader in value based care models and care management for more than 30 years. GlobalHCA provides advisory and administrative services for healthcare organizations transitioning from fee for service reimbursement models to new fee for value models. Serving more than 1000 healthcare provider and employer organizations operating value based reimbursement programs and clinical Centers of Excellence, our programs deliver Quality, Care and Value. Together.(sm)

About Hospital for Special Surgery 

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s largest academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 2 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2016-2017), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American