Three years into its Quality Blue Primary Care program, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana continues seeing patient-focused care lead to better health results for customers. The program began in 2013 and today has expanded to include 728 primary care doctors who are treating 217,562 Blue Cross customers, including more than 85,000 who have chronic illnesses.
At the annual Quality Blue Primary Care Statewide collaborative, which took place today at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, Blue Cross leadership unveiled 2016 program statistics that show the program is driving continued improvement for customers who have chronic diseases that are common in Louisiana.
"Louisiana is a state with many good qualities, but unfortunately, our health status has not ranked high on any national lists,” said I. Steven Udvarhelyi, M.D., Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana president and CEO. “Blue Cross has a real opportunity, as the largest commercial insurer in the state, to drive lasting improvements in the health of Louisianians with our Quality Blue program. And, the results show we are headed in that direction.”
Blue Cross is the only health insurer in Louisiana to offer a patient-centered program like Quality Blue.
Because the Quality Blue program helps Blue Cross customers get coordinated care, health coaching and more preventive treatment, it is also holding down costs. Doctors are paid based on how effectively they work with their patients toward better outcomes.
Click the link for more.