In spite of the recent advertising blitz for the online health insurance exchanges, where individuals can purchase insurance, most Americans who are privately insured have acquired coverage through their employer. For most employers in metropolitan areas like DFW, insurance companies simply act as third-party administrators, while the employer bears the actual risk of the cost … Continue reading BSWQA: A tested way to control health care costs, ensure quality
Ongoing work at Baylor Scott & White to stabilize rising health care costs continues to serve as a model “of the kinds of changes to health care that we need to be successful,” The Dallas Morning News writes in an editorial today. The piece specifically highlights the recent announcement that the system’s Accountable Care Organization, the Baylor Scott … Continue reading Dallas Morning News: BSWH slows rise of health care costs
There’s a new imperative to deliver health care in the right place at the right time, and at the right price. The recently reported collaboration between Baylor Scott & White Health’s (BSWH) primary physician group, HealthTexas Provider Network (HealthTexas) and Walgreens offers a new entry point to quality health care. In this agreement, Walgreens in-store clinics (Healthcare Clinic) will … Continue reading Walgreens clinic deal highlights need for new health care delivery methods
It’s no secret that health care in America is undergoing rapid change. But that doesn’t mean your costs must continue to rise. Through the Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance (BSWQA), our organization is transforming care by linking your doctors and specialists, reaching out to the patients who are suffering the most and cutting back … Continue reading Editorial: Baylor changing health care model, lowering costs
This is the first in a three-part series about Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance, a clinically integrated accountable care organization. Part I: CLINICAL INTEGRATION There has been much written about the radical ways in which American health care is changing or will change, especially with health care reform and the introduction of accountable care organizations (ACOs) … Continue reading BSW Quality Alliance a game changer for Texas health care
If you’ve been casually following the roll out of health care reform over the past few years, you are probably already familiar with the acronym ACA, or Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare). Continue reading High Quality Health Care at the Lowest Possible Cost – Can It Really Happen?