Navigation Links
Horizon BCBSNJ’s 2013 Study Results Demonstrate Patient-centered Program Improves Patient Care and Lowers Costs
Date:7/22/2014

Newark, NJ (PRWEB) July 22, 2014

New study findings released today confirm that Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s patient-centered program is working to improve the coordination of care and lower costs. The 2013 patient-centered study is the largest to date and includes more than 200,000 Horizon BCBSNJ members. Patient-centered care is an innovative approach that focuses on delivering better quality outcomes, a better patient experience and lowering the cost of care.

“Our most recent study results clearly demonstrate the value of the patient-centered model, which will continue to improve and transform health care in New Jersey,” said Jim Albano, Horizon BCBSNJ’s Vice President of Network Management and Horizon Healthcare Innovations. “The results also demonstrate the commitment of our participating doctors, nurses and care teams, and we look forward to expanding these efforts to benefit more of our members.”

The 2013 study of claims data for more than 200,000 Horizon BCBSNJ members in participating patient-centered doctors’ offices shows that patient-centered practices are performing better than traditional practices in a number of clinical metrics. The study compares members in traditional primary care practices with those practices participating in Horizon BCBSNJ’s Patient-Centered Medical Home Program and found that patient-centered members had a:

  • 14 percent higher rate in improved diabetes control.
  • 12 percent higher rate in cholesterol management.
  • 8 percent higher rate in breast cancer screenings.
  • 6 percent higher rate in colorectal cancer screenings.

The study also shows that more active care is being provided at a lower cost, as Horizon BCBSNJ members in patient-centered practices had a:

  • 4 percent lower rate in emergency room visits.
  • 2 percent lower rate in hospital admissions.
  • 4 percent lower cost of care for diabetic patients.
  • 4 percent lower total cost of care.

Members under the care of a patient-centered practice were also able to avoid more than 1,200 emergency room visits and 260 inpatient hospitals admissions, which represent a savings of approximately $4.5 million.

For a look into how a patient-centered practice is improving the patient experience, coordinating and personalizing the care for Horizon BCBSNJ members, click here.

“Patient-centered” care refers to an innovative approach where health insurance companies provide incentives to doctors to meet certain clinical quality, patient satisfaction and efficiency benchmarks. Unlike the traditional fee-for-service model, patient-centered practices are also financially rewarded to improve the patient experience and improve patient care based upon national clinical guidelines.

Patient-centered practices provide patients with more coordinated and personalized care, including:

  • A care coordinator who provides additional patient support, information and outreach.
  • Wellness and preventive care based on national clinical guidelines.
  • Extra wellness support and education.
  • Active patient monitoring and communication from the doctor and care coordinator.
  • Active coordination of a patient’s care with specialists and other providers.

There are more than 3,700 network doctors in 900-plus patient-centered practice locations in Horizon BCBSNJ’s patient-centered programs. The patient-centered practices include doctors in Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs), Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and practices focused on Episodes of Care across New Jersey.

Horizon BCBSNJ recently intensified its commitment to patient-centered care by introducing two new patient-centered health plans for small businesses with 50 or fewer employees. The new plans encourage members to use patient-centered practices and are Horizon BCBSNJ’s lowest cost small employer plans at the Bronze and Silver levels. The premiums are 15% lower than the company’s other plans.

About Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state’s oldest and largest health insurer, is a tax-paying, not-for-profit health services corporation, providing a wide array of medical, dental, and prescription insurance products and services. Horizon BCBSNJ is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, serving 3.7 million members with headquarters in Newark and offices in Wall, Mt. Laurel, and West Trenton. Learn more at http://www.HorizonBlue.com.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12035483.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2014 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Pulmonary Horizons COPD Conference - A Patient Centered Approach to Improve the Patient's Experience with Care, Improve Health Outcomes, Reduce Costs and Readmissions
2. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to Invest $985,000 in Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credits
3. Dispersant from Deepwater Horizon spill found to persist in the environment
4. Horizon BCBSNJ Launches Patient-Centered Pediatric Program that Puts Focus on Improving the Health of Children and Families
5. The “Eyes” Have It – With New Vision Coverage for Employers from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
6. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Works With Monmouth County to Improve the Quality and Delivery of Care for County Workforce
7. Horizon Healthcare, Inc. of Wisconsin Undertakes Bond Offering for its American Telehealthcare Division
8. The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey Pledges $50,000 for Philippine Victims of Typhoon Haiyan
9. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Rebrands Its Life and Disability Business
10. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Designated as a 2014 "Military Friendly Employer®" by G.I. Jobs magazine
11. The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey Awards Grants to Support Community-Based Health and Arts Programs Throughout the State
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe ... from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine ... his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who ... with these feelings, many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, ... Marne, Michigan, has released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 ... ... CitiDent, is now offering micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive ... self-ligating Damon brackets , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Haute Beauty Network, ... M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest partner. ... the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be invisible.” He ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Today, MTI-GlobalStem, a provider of optimized transfection ... to transfect cells, announces its launch of the PluriQ™ G9™ Gene Editing System ... is a complete system for culturing and transfecting human pluripotent stem cells for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  Experian Health, the healthcare industry ... patient payment and care experience, today announced ... and services that will enhance the breadth ... These award-winning solutions will enable healthcare professionals ... in an ever-changing environment and redefine front-office ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today ... policy research organization as its newest member.  ... vice president and chief scientific officer, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, ... NPC Board of Directors. ... joined us in support of our efforts to ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  Delcath Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... device company focused on treatment of primary and metastatic ... European patient education - www.againsttheodds.eu - has ... Digital Health Awards. The website ... European patients and their families who are coping with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: