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Monday, April 9, 2012

ABILENE PHYSICIANS TESTING VIRTUAL MEDICAL COMMUNITY WITH BLUE CROSS

Members of the Taylor-Jones-Haskell County Medical Society are working with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) to pilot-test a new method of sharing information among local physicians. The project, arranged by TMA, will test how a virtual medical community that uses existing relationships among physicians in Abilene can improve patient care and help physicians better demonstrate the value of the care they provide. The pilot likely will involve several small practices as well as a large practice. It combines several health information technology products that will permit physicians to obtain information, from appointment setting through verification of eligibility to payment. It will allow physicians to exchange information with BCBSTX and other payors. We’re excited about this pilot project, and we’ll keep you apprised of progress.

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