Frequently Asked Questions

While Global 1 has been administering bundled payments for the past ten years, it still is a new concept for many people.

Below are some questions that we often hear.  If you still have questions, feel free to give us a call or contact us through our Contact Form.

FAQs

What is a bundled payment?

Patients

Bundled payments may sound complicated but they’re not. A bundled payment is simply a single price for the care required to treat a medical condition. Global 1 simplifies the process.

Providers

Global 1 is a licensed third party administrator that has contracted with insurance companies to administer a bundled payment program. The program simplifies the claims process, reduces expenses for the providers and the patient by bundling the services for the surgical episode.

How do bundled payments work?

Patients

Global 1 is a licensed Third Party Administrator (TPA) and works between your insurance company (for example: Blue Shield or a self-insured company) and the doctors that do the work. Through our program, you will receive one easy-to-understand price before your procedure.

Providers

Global 1 acts as the insurance carrier for the date of surgery. Global 1 collects your patient’s co-payments/deductibles/out of pockets for the surgical procedure, and administers the payment to each provider. We have contracted with payers, we have a dedicated network of certified facilities, and we have a team of experienced bundled administrators to simplify the billing process for you and your associated providers.

Why is one payment better?

Patients

The average American can have up to 9 operations in their lifetime. If you haven’t already experienced the financial stresses of a procedure, you or a close family member likely will. This IS avoidable. The Global 1 program is one payment. We bundle everything together for one price. One price that you can understand for everything AND we set the prices in advanced.

The methodology draws on the payment approach of almost every other industry. For example, when purchasing a car, consumers don’t get a bill for the motor, brakes and interior from different suppliers. So in healthcare, why are patients asked to individually pay each provider through separate payments?

Providers

Bundle payments promote collaboration amongst providers to put clinical control and revenue opportunities in the right hands.

 

Who benefits from the bundled payment program?

Patients

The patient benefits from the bundled payment program because the payment procedure of an operation is simplified and minimizes stress at an already stressful time. We make it simple, your TOTAL due payment will be evaluated, and you will receive one price before the operation. Through Global 1, your bill is often significantly less expensive and is always more predictable than a hospital bill.

Providers

Providers also benefit from the bundled payment program because they promote collaboration amongst providers, and put clinical control and revenue opportunities in the right hands.

How is Global 1 involved in my care episode?

Patients

A Global 1 customer service rep will call you to discuss the benefits related to your plan and the out of pocket expenses you should expect. Global 1 will collect your co-payment, deductible, or out of pocket on behalf of your providers for the surgical episode. This includes everything you need for the day of your operation bundled into one simple fee. For example: surgeon, assistant, anesthesiologist, medications for the day of surgery, nursing, and even post-operative care in some cases

Providers

We have contracted with payers, we have a dedicated network of certified facilities, and a team of experienced bundle administrators who simplify the billing process for you and your clients. We provide cost transparency to your patients and collect and then distribute payments.

What can I do today to get started?

Patients

Global 1 is a local network, we work alongside the doctors that are already in your community. We currently have more than 135 surgery centers in California and more than 70 bundled procedures in Orthopedics, Neurology, Gynecology, ENT, Urology, General Surgery, etc.

If you are currently seeing a provider that would like to do your procedure under a Global 1 surgery bundled payment, you will receive a call from our patient services representative to discuss your benefits and out of pocket expenses prior to your surgery.

Providers

Become a part of our innovative network and gain access to more than 70 bundled procedures to build revenue at your Surgery Center today. Contact us at 888-292-5518 or email bundled@G1surgery.com

Who do I contact for more information?

Patients

If you would like to find a physician within our network please call our patient services department at 888-292-5518.

Providers

We have contracted with payers, have a dedicated network of certified facilities, and we have a team experienced bundled administrators to perform the back-end work to simplify the billing process for you, and your associated providers. Contact us at 888-292-5518 or email bundled@G1surgery.com