New bundled payment program launches in Tennessee

Last modified: May 12, 2021

The UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee is proud to announce the launch of a new bundled payment program for total joint replacement (TJR) and bariatric surgery called Journey. This program was developed in partnership with TennCare and 6 selected care provider groups. Journey’s pilot will extend through Dec. 31, 2022. The program’s goal is to achieve better care quality and value.

The 6 care providers below have been selected for Journey based on their overall commitment to value and past performance with their Episodes of Care program. We are encouraging both our members and our referral network to consider using these groups for these TJR and bariatric needs:

Journey bariatric surgery care providers

  • Premier Surgical Associates 
  • Middle Tennessee Surgical Specialists 
  • Mid-South Bariatrics

Journey total joint replacement care providers

  • Ortho Tennessee
  • Tennessee Orthopedics Alliance 
  • Campbell Clinic 

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If you have questions about the program, please contact your Episodes of Care team at