Results for Blue Promise
  • Blue Promise: How Do Hospitals Make Money? Part 1

    October 5, 2018
    We all know hospitals provide important medical services in our communities, but do you know how they make their money? Join Dr. McCoy for this Blue Promise discussion to learn more about the price you pay when you access health care at a hospital...
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  • Blue Promise: Upcoding

    September 26, 2018
    What are 'upcoding' and ‘bundling’ and how can they affect the price you pay for health care? In this Blue Promise, a panel of experts discusses two leading drivers for the rising cost of health care. This discussion includes Dr. Paul Hain, BCBSTX...
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  • Blue Promise: Consolidation in Health Care Delivery Part 2

    September 11, 2018
    Why do physicians want to join a hospital-based practice and how can we empower them to remain independent? Dr. McCoy talks about the importance of keeping physicians independent with Dr. Vivian Ho, a health economist at Rice University's Baker...
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  • Blue Promise: Consolidation in Health Care Delivery Part 1

    September 11, 2018
    Independent and hospital-based physicians all wear the same white coats. How can the average consumer tell the difference and what are the implications for health care costs? This edition features Dr. Vivian Ho, a health economist at Rice University...
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  • Blue Promise: Curbing Health Care Costs with the Dallas Business Journal

    Blue Promise: Curbing Health Care Costs with the Dallas Business Journal

    September 6, 2018
    Join us for a special panel discussion, recorded at a Dallas Business Journal event, about ways the health care system can collaborate to reduce costs and improve outcomes. The panel features Marianne Fazen, Ph.D., Executive Director of the DFW...
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  • Blue Promise: Health Impacts of Hurricane Harvey

    August 31, 2018
    Natural disasters can pose public health problems long after the initial crisis ends. On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, we use our data to determine how the storm impacted the health of Southeast Texas. The panel for this discussion...
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  • Blue Promise: Emergency Care Part 3

    August 14, 2018
    Laws put in place to protect consumers from high costs associated with freestanding emergency rooms may not be working as intended. Dr. Vivian Ho, a health economist at Rice University's Baker Institute, Dr. Paul Hain, BCBSTX North Texas Market...
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  • Blue Promise: Emergency Care Part 2

    August 14, 2018
    One of the country’s leading health care economists says freestanding emergency rooms are hurting Texas’ rural hospitals. Dr. Vivian Ho, a health economist at Rice University's Baker Institute, Dr. Paul Hain, BCBSTX North Texas Market President...
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  • Blue Promise: Emergency Care Part 1

    August 14, 2018
    Our data shows emergency room costs have gone up by 182 percent in the last four years in Texas. What is going on in the market and what can we do to slow runaway health care costs? Dr. Vivian Ho, a health economist at Rice University's Baker Institute...
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  • Blue Promise: Family Violence and Health Part 2

    July 30, 2018
    In Texas, there were nearly 200,000 family and dating violence incidents in 2016. In this Blue Promise, we dig into our data to determine the impact of this type of violence on health. What are the costs associated with family violence and what...
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  • Blue Promise: Family Violence and Health Part 1

    July 30, 2018
    In this edition of Blue Promise, we discuss the intersection of family violence and health with a panel of experts. A look at BCBSTX data shows family violence is a big issue in Texas. What trends are we seeing in our data and how does this type...
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  • Blue Promise: Combating the Opioid Epidemic Part 3

    July 30, 2018
    If current policies and procedures aren’t turning the tide against the opioid epidemic, what more should be done? Dr. McCoy speaks with Leanne Metcalfe, PhD, Executive Director of Planning and Research, Phiyen Tra, PharmD, Director of Clinical Programs...
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  • Blue Promise: Combating the Opioid Epidemic Part 2

    July 30, 2018
    The current opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug crisis in U.S. history. In this edition of Blue Promise, we take a deeper dive to understand what caused the epidemic and just how addictive opioids are. The current opioid epidemic is the deadliest...
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  • Blue Promise: Combating the Opioid Epidemic Part 1

    July 30, 2018
    Policymakers attempted to combat the opioid epidemic by placing regulations on the prescribing and dispensing of opioids. How well did those rules work? We discuss in this Blue Promise. Policymakers attempted to combat the opioid epidemic by placing...
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  • Blue Promise: Short-Term or Shortsighted Part 2

    June 6, 2018
    Why are advocacy groups opposing short-term limited duration insurance, or STLDI? Find out in this edition of Blue Promise. Advocacy groups filed thousands of comments in opposition to short-term limited duration insurance, or STLDI. Why are they...
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