Executive Perspectives

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas' (BCBSTX) executives advocate for public health in communities across the entire state of Texas. Scroll down to read articles and watch videos that reflect their thought provoking dialogue within the health care industry. Additional conversations can be found on Blue Promise Learn more about third-party links, a vlog and podcast hosted by Texas Plan President Dr. Dan McCoy.

BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF TEXAS WANTS CLINICS TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY, SO IT’S OPENING ITS OWN

April 10, 2019

In a recently-announced partnership with Sanitas USA Learn more about third-party links, BCBSTX plans to open ten of its own clinics in the Houston and Dallas areas, a plan that highlights an emerging method of controlling health costs. Learn how this partnership is the next step in our journey toward value-based care in this Houston Public Media article Learn more about third-party links, featuring Southeast Texas Market President Dr. Bob Morrow.

BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF TEXAS TRIES NEW APPROACH TO DRIVE DOWN HEALTH COSTS

April 8, 2019

Through our new primary care clinics with Sanitas USA, BCBSTX aims to expand health care access, cut costs and boost outcomes. These efforts are part of our goal to reward providers for keeping patients healthy rather than paying service fees for each lab test, doctor's appointment or X-ray. Read more from Chief Medical Officer Dr. Paul Hain in the Dallas Morning News Learn more about third-party links.

BIG BLUE CROSS PLANS TO OPEN PRIMARY CARE CLINICS IN TEXAS AND BEYOND

April 8, 2019

With Sanitas USA, BCBSTX will bring advanced primary care clinics to Dallas and Houston, a move that will help improve quality and lower costs for our members. In this Forbes article Learn more about third-party links, BCBSTX President Dr. Dan McCoy gives his perspective on the new partnership.

THERE IS A MENTAL HEALTH CARE CRISIS IN TEXAS

April 3, 2019

Why was mental health declared a priority for the Texas Legislature in 2019? Self-harm could be one reason. BCBSTX health data reveals some alarming statistics about the epidemic in Texas. Read more from Chief Medical Officer Dr. Paul Hain in this blog Learn more about third-party links post.

Do You Know the Price of Your Health Care?

March 15, 2019

You wouldn’t book an expensive vacation or buy a new car without knowing how much it cost ahead of time. So why are Texans expected to receive health care services without knowing how much they cost upfront? Learn about BCBSTX’s price transparency solutions in this blog post Learn more about third-party links from Darrell Beckett, our Divisional Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Healthcare Industry Experts At SXSW: The Future Is Rural

March 12, 2019

The Plugging Into Rural Healthcare Solutions panel, featuring BCBSTX President Dr. Dan McCoy, took place at the Texas A&M [Power] House at the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) festival in Austin. The group of health care and innovation experts dissected the role automation and artificial intelligence will play in increasing access and affordability in rural areas, and explored why drones could take the place of some medivac helicopters in the very near future. If you missed the discussion live, you can listen to a recording Learn more about third-party links on Texas A&M Today’s website.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and Texas A&M Health Science Center Finalize Terms for New Rural Health Project

March 11, 2019

The details of BCBSTX’s collaboration with the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) and the A&M Rural and Community Health Institute (ARCHI) have been finalized. Learn more about our work to improve access to health care in rural areas of Texas from BCBSTX President Dr. Dan McCoy in Business Insider Learn more about third-party links.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Corporate Wellness

Feb. 25, 2019

Did you know successful corporate wellness benefits a company’s bottom line as well the health of its employees? Read this D CEO Healthcare article Learn more about third-party links about the North Texas Corporate Wellness Forum to find out why. BCBSTX Chief Medical Officer Dr. Paul Hain was featured in the discussion.

Tarleton gala recognizes 2019 Legacy Award winners

Feb. 19, 2019

BCBSTX President Dr. Dan McCoy was honored with the Civility with Integrity award from his alma mater, Tarleton State University. The President’s Legacy Awards recognize individuals and supporters who exhibit Tarleton’s core values of tradition, integrity, civility, leadership, excellence and service. Get more details about the 2019 Legacy Award winners in this article Learn more about third-party links from The Flash Today.

Technology and employee expectations continue to change the work environment

Feb. 12, 2019

How are companies preparing to handle the workforce of the future? The changing nature of the workplace was the topic of discussion at a recent Houston Business Journal panel event. Check out this recap Learn more about third-party links that includes Southeast Texas Market President Dr. Bob Morrow’s perspective on the issues.

Collaborating to take on the rural health crisis

Feb. 10, 2019

Why is rural health care in critical condition in Texas? Read this Making the Health Care System Work article Learn more about third-party links featuring Southeast Texas Market President Dr. Bob Morrow to learn how BCBSTX’s work with the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) and the A&M Rural and Community Health Institute (ARCHI) aims to help communities across the state.

It’s time for a “moonshot” to fix rural healthcare in Texas

Jan. 17, 2019

Our Affordability Cures Learn more about third-party links project with the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) and the A&M Rural and Community Health Institute (ARCHI) will work to find solutions to the problems with rural health care in Texas. BCBSTX President Dr. Dan McCoy and Dr. Carrie Byington, senior vice president of TAMHSC, discuss the initiative in this TribTalk editorial Learn more about third-party links.