Validation Institute independently validates Hinge Health outcomes

Year 2 Hinge Health Medical Claims Reduction compared to Matched Control, p<0.05

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - (24 June 2021) - Hinge Health, the world’s most complete Digital Musculoskeletal Clinic TM, is the only digital musculoskeletal (MSK) solution to achieve Validation Institute’s highest validation and credibility certification - Level 1- Savings - for repeatedly proven, statistically significant reductions in health care spend for Hinge Health participants compared to a similar control-matched group. Over the years, multiple digital MSK solutions have fallen short of Validation Institute’s high bar for Level 1 “proven reduction of health care spend”.

Validation Institute is an independent, objective third-party organization that advocates for greater transparency for health care buyers and high-value healthcare delivery via stronger health outcomes at lower cost. After an extensive review of a control-matched study based on 3 years of self-funded employer client medical claims data from 2017-2019, Validation Institute’s health economists found Hinge Health reduced MSK medical claims spend an average of $2,244 per Hinge Health participant, and delivered a 2.26x hard ROI. The MSK medical claims savings were primarily driven by 68.7% fewer Hinge Health participants undergoing invasive procedures than in the similar control-matched group.

“These proven medical spend reductions result from Hinge Health’s comprehensive clinical care team model. Our expert, board-certified physical therapists, doctors and health coaches enable us to deliver these repeatable medical claim savings, setting us apart from other digital MSK solutions,” Dr. Jeffrey Krauss, Hinge Health Chief Medical Officer. “Validation Institute has confirmed what the 300+ employers and health plans who partner with Hinge Health already know: a comprehensive clinical care team approach while pairing members with advanced technology results in better outcomes and lower medical spend.”

"Validation Institute is committed to helping health care buyers parse through marketing claims versus what outcomes are really achieved. Our health economists have found that over 2 years, Hinge Health users have lower medical claims for MSK care than similar people getting care for the same conditions elsewhere, driven by lower use of high intensity care (surgery, injections, emergency room visits), imaging, office visits, and therapy (physical, occupational, chiropractic, and massage)," said Benny DiCecca, Validation Institute CEO & President.

Validation Institute’s report was based on a medical claims analysis showing that members without a digital MSK intervention had more than double (+229%) the invasive MSK treatment spend the next year, driven by spend on surgery, injection, and emergency room visits. In contrast, Hinge Health reverses the trend on medical claims spend by decreasing MSK spend and utilization for participants across multiple categories.

As the pioneer in the comprehensive MSK clinical care team model, Hinge Health is the market leader and the preferred partner for 90% of health plans and 4 in 5 employers who have chosen a digital MSK solution.

About Hinge Health

Hinge Health is pioneering the world’s most patient-centered Digital Musculoskeletal (MSK) Clinic™. We reduce MSK pain, opioid use, and surgeries by pairing advanced wearable technology with a comprehensive clinical care team, including doctors of physical therapy, physicians, board-certified health coaches, and more. Available to millions of members, Hinge Health is the #1 Digital MSK Clinic™ for health plans and employers, including Boeing, Salesforce, and US Foods. Learn more at

About Validation Institute

Validation Institute is a professional community that advocates for organizations and approaches that deliver better health value - stronger health outcomes at lower cost. We connect, train, and certify health care purchasers, and we validate and connect providers delivering superior results.

Founded in 2014, the mission of the organization has consistently been to help provide transparency to buyers of healthcare. To strengthen our offering and provide additional credibility around our service, the Validation Institute recently announced a “Credibility Guarantee* that offers customers of validated solution providers up to a $25,000 guarantee. This guarantee confirms that a validated solution provider will achieve what the validation language on a marketing claim says it will achieve.