Seema Verma Joins the Advisory Board of Carrum Health

A former CMS manager joins Carrum Health to help local employers control rising healthcare costs

San FranciscoAnd the September 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/- Carrom HealthToday, the first digital health company that connects employers and employees with Centers of Excellence (COEs) through a technology-enabled value-based care platform has announced the appointment of Sima Firma to its corporate advisory board. As a national health policy expert who served as director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from 2017 to 2021, Verma has been instrumental in helping lower costs, improve quality of care, and increase access to health insurance programs for more than 140 million Americans. Verma will bring its expertise to Carrum Health as the company expands its national network of COE providers and partners with self-insured employers to adopt value-based care programs to reduce healthcare spending.

“The fee-for-service model has failed to stimulate overall quality and coordination of care and has led to inefficiencies in the delivery of care and unsustainable healthcare costs for employers and their employees,” Verma said. “Carrum Health has developed a true model of value-based care delivered through high-quality centers of excellence across the country to provide self-insured organizations with a surgical advantage that will not only reduce healthcare spending, but also deliver high-quality care. I look forward to working With the team at Carrum as they break the code on value-based care with an innovative model that begins with surgical procedures that account for the majority of an employer’s healthcare spending.”

Carrum Health’s value-based pooled payment model provides immediate cost-savings benefits to self-insured employers looking to reduce healthcare expenses. A recent peer-reviewed study was published in Health Affairs by the RAND Corporation studied the impact of pooled payments among the commercially insured population and highlighted more than 45% of each procedure savings when procedures were performed through Carrum Health. Patients also typically don’t incur out-of-pocket costs, deductions, co-payments, or unexpected bills related to their care. Each procedure, including any costs associated with the care, carries a 30-day warranty.

“During Sima’s tenure with CMS, she has played a critical role in advocating for value-based care and the role of technology in healthcare,He said sash jain, CEO and founder of Carrum Health. “Carrom’s focused investment in technology, including the industry’s only patient-facing application for surgical procedures, delivers an improved patient experience that drives engagement and better health outcomes. Seema is another amazing feature on our advisory board and will bring tremendous value to both our partners and clients. With her expertise And with its added expertise, Carrum can accelerate our growth potential and bring our solution to more employees across the country.”

About Carrom Health

Carrum Health offers the first complete, value-based surgical care platform that combines the benefits of the Combined Payments Centers of Excellence (COE) with surgical guidance and coordination to deliver the highest quality, most appropriate care. By connecting self-insured employers to the top 10% of physicians and facilities across the country, Carrum reduces unnecessary procedures by up to 30% and aligns cost and care incentives to provide up to 45% of employers per episode of care, all of which Validated by peer-reviewed publications. Carrum’s award-winning technology gives members access to a mobile app, a care professional that guides them through the surgery process, and seamless integration with the platform to make SOE certification a plug-and-play for employers. Powered by Tiger Global, Carrum was named 2021 CB Insights Digital Health 150 and named one of the Best Places to Work in 2022 by Built In. The company, which was founded in 2014, is headquartered in Silicon Valley. For more information visit

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