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September
2016
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07:24 PM
America/Phoenix

The Focus on Care Outcomes, Not on Services, Aims to Save Costs.

The United States spends substantially more money on healthcare than any other country, according to US News; World Report. And yet, research has shown it does not dramatically improve our health. To get to the root cause of why costs continues to climb, the healthcare industry needs to look at all aspects – research, technology, prescription drugs and treatment protocols among many other factors. One aspect in particular Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is pursuing helps providers concentrate on care outcomes, not the number of services provided. This more efficient care model often leads to a better patient experience, at a lower cost.