Meet our Bundled Program Team

Department Email:

Chris Zito

Chris Zito – Dept Manager
(919) 281-1720

Bundle Therapy Liaison

Betsy Hage

Betsy Hage
(919) 281-1615

Nurse Case Managers

Rasheda Smith

Rasheda Smith, RN, BSN
(919) 281-1853

Judy Young

Judy Young, RN, BSN
(919) 281-1854

Bundle Patient Care Specialist

Marsha Dunston

Marsha Dunston
(919) 281-1688

Humana Medicare Replacement Case Manager Medicare Bundle Program

Deborah Foster

Deborah Foster
(919) 281-1721



To find out more information about the Bundled Payment Program, please contact one of our team members listed above or send an email to

Bundled Payment Program

The Triangle Division of EmergeOrtho now offers a bundled payment program allowing certain insurances to pay a fixed price for knee and hip replacement surgeries. The agreement is also the first bundled payment model in North Carolina between BCBS-NC and a physician-owned practice.

The Bundled Payment Program is widely seen in the health care industry as an effective way to increase quality while reducing medical costs, particularly with joint replacement procedures, such as the total knee replacement. Under these agreements, medical teams work together to reduce complications and prevent readmissions.

Eligible Procedures Include:

  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Hip Fractures
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Knee (2-part)
  • Total Shoulder (BPCI)
  • Spine (OPTUM)

Participating Insurance Carriers:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare - BPCI
  • United Healthcare - OPTUM
  • Cigna
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Bundle Procedures at North Carolina Specialty Hospital are covered by:

  • Medicare - BPCI
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Sheild
  • United Healthcare - OPTUM

Bundle Procedures at the below listed hosptials care covered by Medicare (BPCI) & Cigna only:

  • Rex
  • WakeMed
  • Granville Medical Center
  • UNC Johnston Memorial
  • Wilson Medical Center
  • Halifax Regional
  • Alamance Regional
  • Betsy Johnson Hospital

Bundled Payment Program Providers

Philip E. Clifford, MD
David T. Dellaero, MD
Thomas A. Dimmig, MD
Douglas B Freels, MD
Brett J. Gilbert, MD
Peter W. Gilmer, MD
William D. Hage, MD
Richard P. Holm, MD
Paul J. Kerner, MD
Kevin L. Krasinski, MD
Ralph A. Liebelt, MD
Michael Merz, MD
Howard E. Miller, MD
David B. Musante, MD
Lucas Romine, MD
Brett M. Rosenberg, MD
Shepherd F. Rosenblum, MD
William P. Silver, MD
Richard M. Slusher, DO
B. Todd Smith, MD
Ryan K. Takenaga, MD, MA
Adam T. Thorp, MD
Joseph B. Wilson, MD
Steven Winters, MD

"We are passionate about providing quality care for our patients. This new collaboration between BCBSNC is a great example of how all of us in the medical field need to begin approaching healthcare. We are excited to be a part of this initiative, which will provide value-based care that emphasizes the individual needs of every patient we see." – Thomas Dimmig, M.D., President of Triangle Orthopaedic Associates, P.A.

"Being able to access your Orthopedic Urgent Care on a Saturday was a God-send. It was wonderful to avoid an ER. Thank you all so much for being open on Saturdays and after hours, Monday through Friday."

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