Changing Care Delivery is Key to Long-Term Savings and Improved Quality

The U.S. healthcare system is changing rapidly, but greater efficiency, improved care and decelerating costs are not coming fast enough.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies are working aggressively to improve quality and rein in costs through patient-focused care programs. These programs, customized to meet local needs, are helping to emphasize prevention, wellness, disease management, and better coordinated care. 

As a result of  programs to reform payment and advance innovative delivery models, BCBS members are experiencing fewer unnecessary ER visits, lower hospital admissions and readmissions, reduced hospital infection rates, and better health outcomes in key quality measures, including breast cancer screening, improved cholesterol control, and adherence to best practices for treating diabetes. 

BCBSA and Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies will continue to build on these successes to provide access to high-quality, affordable health care. Learn more about our successes here.