Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance (BSWQA) and UnitedHealthcare are collaborating to improve care coordination and enhance health services for more than 52,000 North Texas residents enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s employer-sponsored health plans.
The two organizations will help shift Texas’ health care system to one that rewards quality and value, instead of the volume of procedures performed.
BSWQA is an Accountable Care Organization established in 2011 as part of Baylor Scott & White Health’s strategy to improve healthcare delivery. BSWQA’s network of more than 3,800 primary and specialty care physicians and 46 hospitals and post-acute care facilities will be available to people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s employer-sponsored health plans.
BSWQA will leverage population health management – including care coordination, disease management, preventive health services, a health information exchange and data analytics – to deliver a higher standard of quality care at a lower cost.
BSWQA is one of 250 new accountable care organizations that UnitedHealthcare is joining with in 2015 as the company engages in deeper, more collaborative relationships with physicians and hospitals across the country.