Houston Business Journal: "Doctors' compensation from pharma companies a bitter pill for some to swallow"
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Houston Chronicle: "Kelsey-Seybold gains first recognition in new care model"
On December 13, 2012, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic became the first healthcare organization in the nation to receive national accreditation as an Accountable Care Organization, an emerging model intended to coordinate care and reduce costs.
Houston Business Journal: "Kelsey-Seybold Clinic becomes first accountable care organization in country"
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is the first in the nation to be recognized as an accountable care organization, a designation indicating it's proven to deliver coordinated, affordable, quality care.
Houston Chronicle: "Doctors teaming up to treat patients"
Kelsey-Seybold is one of the nation's oldest accountable care organizations, or ACOs. Read why more healthcare organizations are moving to this model of care and how patients can benefit from it. Read the story.
Hospital & Health Networks Digital Magazine: "Why are insurers buying physician groups?"
More insurance companies are creating narrow network plans, such as the private-label plan KelseyCare® Powered by Cigna, based on the accountable care organization model.Read the story.
New York Times: Trying Out New Ways to Deliver Health Care
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Board Chairman and Managing Director Spencer Berthelsen, M.D. discusses the Accountable Care model as a proven solution to our country’s rising healthcare costs.
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The Wall Street Journal: Choosing the Right Health-Care Plan
(10/22/2011)The Wall Street Journal
talks about the upcoming open enrollment season and how the Cigna KelseyCare plan helped the City of Houston control costs.Read the story
.Time Moneyland: Patients Prefer HMOs (And Other Healthcare Surprises)
When it comes to patient satisfaction, Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) received higher marks than Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs) even though HMOs require that patients remain “in network.Read the story.
Sixteen Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Locations Earn National Recognition for Patient-centered Care
Sixteen multi-specialty care centers at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic have been named Patient-Centered Medical Homes by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Read the story.
Kelsey-Seybold at the Forefront of Accountable Care
Texas Medical Center News Online touted Kelsey-Seybold's model of healthcare delivery as being at the forefront of accountable care. Read the story.
Dr. Patrick Carter Discusses How KelseyCare Lowers Costs for Small Businesses with the Houston Business Journal
Dr. Patrick Carter, a board-certified physician specializing in Family Medicine and Geriatrics and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic’s chief of Family Medicine and medical director for care coordination and quality improvement, was interviewed recently by Houston Business Journal
health reporter Allison Wollam for the article “Plans address businesses struggling with health care.”
Dr. Carter shared Kelsey-Seybold’s story of KelseyCare powered by CIGNA and how the capitated, accountable care plan mitigates the high cost of healthcare, especially for small businesses. Read the story
Dr. Spencer Berthelsen Discusses Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Best Practices with the Houston Business Journal
Dr. Spencer Berthelsen, Chairman and Managing of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, was interviewed recently by Houston Business Journal Technology and Life Sciences reporter Christine Hall for the article “A booster shot for electronic health records.”
Dr. Berthelsen shared Kelsey-Seybold’s story of EMR implementation, physician transition, and the challenges and opportunities this new technology presented to Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and our patients. He also discussed how this technology is an integral part of the Accountable Care Organization. Read the story
Healthcare Industry Sick With Medical Waste
In a home office, slipped inside file cabinets and stacked on top of workspaces, Cindy Holtzman has amassed a collection of "medical waste." She's not hoarding used syringes or old bandages. She's hanging on to hospital bills that are loaded with outrageous examples of money that was poorly spent. Read the story.
Spencer R. Berthelsen Adds Value at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
Dr. Spencer Berthelsen sometimes doesn’t wear his name tag to work. On those days, he’s not acting as the chairman and managing director of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. He’s there as a patient. Read the story. Read the story
Making Healthcare Accountable
How do you hold healthcare costs down? Dr. Spencer Berthelsen, chairman and managing director of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, recently discussed accountable care with Texas CEO Magazine’s
Ray Niekamp. Read the story
In Memoriam: John Kelsey, M.D. is remembered for his dedication to quality healthcare in the Houston Chronicle. Read the story.
The New York Times
recently discussed how the country's biggest insurers are promoting affordable healthcare plans. Read the story.
"The Cost Conundrum: What a Texas Town Can Teach Us About Healthcare," by Atul Gawande Read the story.
KelseyCare is featured in the Houston Business Journal. Read the story
Heard on FOX News' national broadcast of "Money for Breakfast": An interview with Dr. Spencer Berthelsen, chairman of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's board of directors. Click here to listen.