Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Reaches Agreement with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
Agreement grounded in mutual support to expand access of value-based care to BCBSTX members through Kelsey-Seybold's Accountable Care model
Richardson, Texas (November 6, 2019) – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic have reached an agreement on a new multi-year contract centered around a commitment to increase access to value-based care for members and patients in the Houston region.
The agreement ensures that most BCBSTX members will be able to receive in-network care at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic locations in the Houston region starting Jan. 1, 2020.
"We are pleased that we have reached an agreement with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic enabling us to offer their coordinated care to our members," said Dr. Dan McCoy, president, BCBSTX. "The contract reflects our mutual commitment to meeting the needs of our members and their patients. Kelsey-Seybold's model of care aligns with our resolve to contract with providers that embrace a high-quality, value-based, collaborative and holistic approach to care for their patients and our members while working to reduce overall health care costs."
Kelsey-Seybold will be in-network for the following BCBSTX plans:
- Blue Essentials HMOSM
- Blue Choice PPO
"We are excited to be in-network with BCBSTX and offer our proven model of Accountable Care to patients, families, and employers in the region. Our physicians, and clinic staff look forward to welcoming BCBSTX health plan members beginning January 1 at our expanding network of multispecialty care locations," said Tony Lin, M.D., chairman, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. "At Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, our Accountable Care model is delivering value by increasing access to care, improving quality and patient satisfaction, and directing care to appropriate settings, which helps to lower the total medical cost."
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) – the only statewide, customer-owned health insurer in Texas – is the largest provider of health benefits in the state, working with nearly 80,000 physicians and healthcare practitioners, and 500 hospitals to serve 5 million members in all 254 counties. BCBSTX is a Division of Health Care Service Corporation (which operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Texas, Illinois, Montana, Oklahoma and New Mexico), the country's largest customer-owned health insurer and fourth largest health insurer overall. Health Care Service Corporation is a Mutual Legal Reserve Company and an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.