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Blue Promise℠ is an online video blog that aims to address complicated health issues with candid conversations from subject matter experts. New editions are published regularly and are hosted by Dr. Dan McCoy, President of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, a Division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Copyright 2019 Health Care Services Corporation. A ...
 
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It’s no secret that transportation plays a role in everything we do. Each day, Texans are dependent upon a web of highways, buses, trains, and sidewalks. Transportation can also be a determining factor in our health. In this episode of Blue Promise, Gregory Winfree, JD, of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute discusses the impact that rural t ...…
 
Every weekday morning, more than 5 million students walk through the doors of a Texas school. They're learning important topics, but how much do they know about their own health? In this episode of Blue Promise, It's Time Texas CEO Amy McGeady discusses empowering school systems to educate students -- and faculty -- on health and wellness. Blue ...…
 
Just like any other industry, the health care system is full of both good and bad actors. Fraudulent behavior might be happening right under your nose, and it impacts more than just your bottom line. Find out more in this episode of Blue Promise, featuring Ryan Zarfoss, formerly employed by the FBI and now serving as senior manager of special i ...…
 
We’ve all heard the horror stories of fraudulent behavior by business professionals across the country. But how common is it in the health care industry? Could it happen to you? The answers might scare you. Learn how to protect yourself in this episode of Blue Promise, featuring Ryan Zarfoss, formerly employed by the FBI and now serving as Seni ...…
 
America’s health care system is far from perfect. It’s complicated. It’s expensive. It’s broken in many ways. So why aren’t there more people talking about it? Tune in to this episode of Blue Promise to hear from The Texas Tribune’s CEO and Co-founder, Evan Smith, as he discusses how public dialogue helps frame public policy surrounding health ...…
 
It's back to school season for families across Texas. This year, there's one immunization that is more important than ever. In this episode of Blue Promise, we'll be discussing the impact of the measles outbreak. Dr. Philip Huang, Director of Dallas County Health & Human Services, shares his public health expertise in this episode of Blue Promi ...…
 
Do you know someone struggling with their mental health? Chances are, that person is also having a hard time managing their overall health. The impact of mental illness is broad. Can Texas meet the increasing need for mental health professionals? Hear from Director of Dallas County Health & Human Services Dr. Philip Huang in this episode of Blu ...…
 
Sometimes patients experience a wait time before they receive the planned medical care suggested by their doctor. If their doctor already recommended the treatment, then why is there a delay? Dr. Leslie Weisberg, Executive Medical Director of Plan Performance, and Alyce Kuhn, Vice President of Market Clinical Operations, share insights about pr ...…
 
Equal care and equitable care are two very different things. But do you know the difference? Listen to this episode of Blue Promise to better understand the importance of health equity. It’s key to improving the health of Texans, and value-based care is one avenue toward helping Texans receive equitable care. Health care providers interested in ...…
 
Texas is the number one state in the U.S. for oil and natural gas. It's a massive industry, credited for more than 348,000 jobs across the state. Despite this workforce's robust health care benefits, they still face a unique set of challenges. Energy expert Rod Branch, Chief Human Resources Officer at HydroChemPSC, shares his insights in this e ...…
 
A new medical treatment is giving sight to blind patients and so much more. It's called gene therapy and, though costly, there's no doubt that it’s changing lives. Learn more about this new health care advancement from pharmacist Jay Weaver, AVP of Pharmacy Sales Operations at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX). You can view this disc ...…
 
Something called “pass-through billing” is driving up the cost of your health care. In this edition of Blue Promise, we describe pass-through billing, identify efforts to address the problem, and share how you can make a difference. If you suspect fraudulent behavior, report it to our Fraud Hotline at 1-800-543-0867. Diane Carr, Manager of Netw ...…
 
Blue Promise is a podcast and online video blog that aims to address complicated health issues with candid conversations from subject matter experts. New editions are published regularly and are hosted by Dr. Dan McCoy, President of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. This bonus episode of Blue Promise features a special recording from our fri ...…
 
Health insurance is a highly regulated industry. One of its unique aspects includes “Usual and Customary Reimbursement” charges, mandated in the state of Texas. Lee Spangler, Vice President of Government Relations at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, shares some insight on this law and how it has inadvertently impacted Texans. Blue Promise i ...…
 
Of the 254 counties in Texas, more than two-thirds are deemed "rural" by the Texas Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department of State Health Services. There are increasing challenges to accessing health care in these communities. In this Blue Promise conversation, Dr. Nancy Dickey, Executive Director of A&M Rural and Community Health I ...…
 
Health insurance networks come in all shapes and sizes. But are they really necessary? In this Blue Promise conversation, two experts from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas offer their insights to the purpose and value of networks -- Shara McClure, Divisional Senior Vice President of Health Care Delivery, and Rick Haddock, Vice President of N ...…
 
Seeking medical care during emergencies shouldn’t put people at risk for bankruptcy. However, Texans are continuously charged exorbitant prices in the midst of their most vulnerable moments – during an emergency medical situation. In this Blue Promise conversation, Dr. Paul Hain, Chief Medical Officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, dis ...…
 
As health care costs continue to rise, Texans are feeling more and more pressure to be savvy spenders. But how is that possible when they can’t see the price tags attached to their health care services? This panel of experts includes two Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas executives -- Darrell Beckett, DSVP of Sales & Marketing, and Vijay Muru ...…
 
Would you pay $3,000 to treat a cough? Many health care patients already have. Texans continue to face sticker shock like this after receiving surprise medical bills at freestanding emergency rooms. In this episode, BCBSTX's DSVP of Health Care Delivery, Shara McClure, offers her perspective on this trending topic in Texas. Blue Promise is a po ...…
 
Why are health care costs in the U.S. so much more expensive than health costs in comparable countries around the world? Dr. McCoy discusses how we can contain these runaway costs with Dr. Paul Hain, BCBSTX North Texas Market President, and co-host Ross Blackstone, Director of Strategic Influence. You can view this discussion in video format on ...…
 
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. The panel includes Shara McClure, DSVP of Texas Health Care Delivery, David Cripe, DVP of Network ...…
 
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 North Texas Market President, Melissa Holladay, Executive Director of Texas Market Performance, an ...…
 
New data shows health costs increase when Texas physicians consolidate into hospital systems. Why do providers enter these types of relationships and how can we help them stay independent? Dr. McCoy discusses the changing healthcare landscape and strategies to keep costs down with a panel of experts. This edition features Dr. Vivian Ho, a healt ...…
 
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 includes Bob Morrow, MD, Southeast Texas Market President, Leanne Metcalfe, PhD, Executive Directo ...…
 
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 Business Group on Health, Stephen L. Mansfield, PhD, FACHE, President and CEO of Methodist Health Sys ...…
 
Using the emergency room in non-emergency situations drives up health care costs for all Texans. In this edition of Blue Promise, we talk the root causes of these high costs and what individuals can do to protect themselves. Dr. Vivian Ho, a health economist at Rice University's Baker Institute, Dr. Paul Hain, BCBSTX North Texas Market Presiden ...…
 
The United States is facing one of the deadliest crises in its history: the opioid epidemic. New BCBSTX data shows that current regulations on opioid prescriptions aren't working as intended, so what can we do to stem the tide of the epidemic? Leanne Metcalfe, PhD, Executive Director of Planning and Research, Phiyen Tra, PharmD, Director of Cli ...…
 
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. Leanne Metcalfe, Ph.D., Senior Director of Collaborative Research at BCBSTX, Jan Langbein, CEO of Genesis Women's Shelter and Support, and co-host Dr. Esteban Lo ...…
 
Even if you don’t have short-term limited duration insurance (STLDI), you should still be worried about changes to these policies. Once reserved for temporary coverage lapses, recent policy changes could make these plans seem like a good option for those looking to purchase inexpensive health coverage. Pati McCandless, BCBSTX Vice President of ...…
 
How can we protect health care from hackers? Join Kevin Charest, BCBSTX Chief Information Security Officer, and Kristin Conley, BCBSTX DSVP of Enterprise Risk Management, and co-host Ross Blackstone, BCBSTX Director of Strategic Influence, for this discussion about cybersecurity, risk management and the evolving digital health landscape. You ca ...…
 
Advances in technology have given us the ability to diagnose, predict and screen for genetic diseases. But does everyone need this type of test? Dr. Esteban Lopez, BCBSTX Chief Medical Officer, discusses the uses of genetic testing and its limitations.Blue Promise is an online video blog that aims to address complicated health issues with candi ...…
 
The Dallas-Fort Worth area is the country’s fourth-largest metropolitan economy—and a hotspot for companies looking to relocate. Mike Rosa, Senior Vice President of Economic Development for the Dallas Regional Chamber, explains the forces behind DFW’s booming economy and looks ahead to the region’s future. Blue Promise is an online video blog t ...…
 
You could be charged an extra “facility fee” if you see a doctor who is employed by a hospital system. Learn about these fees and how you can avoid them in this edition of Blue Promise with Shara McClure, BCBSTX DSVP of Texas Health Care Delivery. Blue Promise is an online video blog that aims to address complicated health issues with candid co ...…
 
Consumer costs often go down when companies consolidate, but the opposite happens when hospitals merge together. Shara McClure, BCBSTX DSVP of Texas Health Care Delivery, explains why that happens in this edition of Blue Promise. Blue Promise is an online video blog that aims to address complicated health issues with candid conversations from s ...…
 
Even if you have health insurance, you can still get an unexpected bill from a medical provider or facility. In this edition of Blue Promise, Shara McClure, BCBSTX DSVP of Texas Health Care Delivery, discusses the causes of this problem and what you can do to minimize your risk.Blue Promise is an online video blog that aims to address complicat ...…
 
Pass-through billing is a new phenomenon driving up the cost of care. Shara McClure, DSVP of Texas Health Care Delivery, explains this new term and what we are doing to stop it. Blue Promise is an online video blog that aims to address complicated health issues with candid conversations from subject matter experts. New editions are published re ...…
 
It’s easy to get frustrated as medical costs continue to rise and sometimes get confused about who plays what role in the healthcare system. In this edition of Blue Promise, Shara McClure, Divisional Senior Vice President of Texas Health Care Delivery, explains the value that health insurance brings to your experience. Blue Promise is an online ...…
 
Accountable Care Organizations, or ACOs, have been hailed as part of a fix for the American health care system. But how are these organizations actually doing now that they have been around for a few years? Dr. Bharath Thankavel, BCBSTX Medical Director for Value-Based Care, gives an update in this edition of Blue Promise. Blue Promise is an on ...…
 
What exactly is artificial intelligence and how does it fit in the health care landscape? Vijay Murugappan, BCBSTX Vice President of Strategy and Value Creation, discusses the technology and its applications.Blue Promise is an online video blog that aims to address complicated health issues with candid conversations from subject matter experts. ...…
 
How do we help physicians feel valued in value-based care programs? Dr. Bharath Thankavel, BCBSTX Medical Director for Value-Based Care, discusses how physicians can be a key part of transformation in the health care system. Blue Promise is an online video blog that aims to address complicated health issues with candid conversations from subjec ...…
 
There are a certain set of health care needs that can uniquely affect gay men. Dr. Esteban Lopez, BCBSTX Chief Medical Officer, explains why it is important for gay men to discuss their sexuality with their doctor. Blue Promise is an online video blog that aims to address complicated health issues with candid conversations from subject matter e ...…
 
The AIDS epidemic was one of the most devastating pandemics in modern history, but it was also a learning experience for the health care community. Dr. John Carlo, President-Elect of the Dallas County Medical Society, explains how lessons learned through the AIDS crisis can be applied to other outbreaks of infectious disease. Blue Promise is an ...…
 
For years, we have measured our quality of health by our weight or body mass index (BMI). But new research indicates that our fitness levels might have a bigger impact on our life span. In fact, research indicates that one minute of exercise equals seven extra minutes of life. So what do doctors recommend? Dr. Dan McCoy and Dr. Paul Hain, BCBST ...…
 
Would you like to get a consultation or a prescription from a doctor without going to their office? You can with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas’ “Virtual Visits.” Learn how it works, how much it costs and how you can take advantage of the convenience in this edition of Blue Promise.Blue Promise is an online video blog that aims to address ...…
 
We often think about protecting our skin from the sun during the summer months, but what about the winter? Do long sleeves and coats offer enough protection? In this episode of Blue Promise, Dr. McCoy discusses some winter sun safety tips with the American Cancer Society.Blue Promise is an online video blog that aims to address complicated heal ...…
 
You now have more choices in how to get medical care quickly. Telehealth rules in Texas have been changed to allow more health care delivery via electronic devices. Lee Spangler, BCBSTX Vice President of Texas Government Relations, explains how the modification impacts the health of Texans.Blue Promise is an online video blog that aims to addre ...…
 
BCBSTX and the American Lung Association have made a six-year commitment to work together to improve asthma diagnosis and treatment. After five years, the program is seeing results. Dr. Ruby Abrol, a physician with the American Lung Association in Texas, joins Dr. McCoy to talk about how our team effort is making a big difference.Blue Promise i ...…
 
Local health care experts need to be prepared for the unexpected. Dr. John Carlo, President-Elect of the Dallas County Medical Society, explains how the Dallas area addresses emergency preparedness. Blue Promise is an online video blog that aims to address complicated health issues with candid conversations from subject matter experts. New edit ...…
 
Your health is determined by more than your lifestyle and genetics. In this edition of Blue Promise, Dr. Esteban Lopez explains how “your zip code is more important than your genetic code in terms of health care costs and your ultimate health outcomes.” Blue Promise is an online video blog that aims to address complicated health issues with can ...…
 
How does BCBSTX provide the best of both worlds for its large national employers? Kevin Cassidy, BCBSTX President of Enterprise National Accounts, explains the value of combining the benefits of a local health plan with the power of a national organization.Blue Promise is an online video blog that aims to address complicated health issues with ...…
 
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