Global 1 was founded in 2009.
With extensive experience in the outpatient surgery center space, Scott Leggett and Tom Wilson noticed the need for prospective bundled payments.
Leggett and Wilson started with a pilot program to administer and advocate for surgical bundles to test the industry’s response. They recognized two real ways to decrease healthcare costs: move surgical cases from higher-cost hospitals to outpatient surgery centers and contract with providers and facilities using pre-negotiated bundled rates.
In 2009, they co-founded Global 1, a licensed third-party administrator (TPA). The mission was to deliver innovative, cost-effective surgical solutions through a predetermined, single-payment price for an episode of care at an outpatient surgery center. The team designed the Global 1 Bundled Payment Program to provide alignment with the facility, surgeon and anesthesiologist which often leads to a high-quality outcome in a lower-cost setting.
In 2013, Global 1 signed a contract with Blue Shield of California to do just that. From 2015-2018, Global 1 drove more than $46.2 million in savings for a single payor.
Fast forward to today, Global 1 has expanded to more than 150 outpatient surgery centers offering more than 70 prospective bundled payment packages. The trend to utilize surgery centers over hospitals for medically appropriate cases is growing, and Global 1 is proud to be the largest prospective bundled payment TPA in California and amongst the largest in the country.
Launched pilot programs with Blue Shield of California in Monterey and San Diego counties.
Over the previous three years, Global 1 had driven more than $46.2 million in savings for a single payor.
Global 1 is proud to have completed more than 18,000 surgeries in more than 150 surgery centers and, these numbers continue to grow.