HealthSmart Reports Significant Cost Savings for Rio Grande Valley School District

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In a recent Annual Report to the Pharr/San Juan/Alamo (PSJA) Independent School District, HealthSmart reported a total healthcare plan savings of $707,685 for 2010 and a total average annual savings of $464,768 for the past six years. HealthSmart’s Onsite Primary Care Clinic, which includes pharmacy benefits, has saved the district nearly $2.8 million since it was installed in 2004.

In a recent Annual Report to the Pharr/San Juan/Alamo (PSJA) Independent School District, HealthSmart reported a total healthcare plan savings of $707,685 for 2010 and a total average annual savings of $464,768 for the past six years. HealthSmart’s Onsite Primary Care Clinic, which includes pharmacy benefits, has saved the district nearly $2.8 million since it was installed in 2004. Janet Robles, the assistant superintendent of finance for PSJA said, “At a time when healthcare costs have continued to rise across the country, HealthSmart’s Clinic costs have remained the same, providing an increased return on investment.”

HealthSmart’s Onsite Primary Care Clinic provides PSJA’s employees with fast and easy access to affordable services, convenient medical care, free common generic prescriptions and disease prevention services through one fully- integrated solution that includes robust cross-referrals and a combined data repository to help measure outcomes and return on investment.

Bill Paulk, HealthSmart’s Vice President of Clinic Operations was extremely pleased with the results and stated, "Our programs, clinic staff and dedicated medical team continually search for ways to improve the District employees’ health while reducing the cost of their medical benefits.” The clinics are designed to help well employees stay well, at-risk employees improve their health and those with chronic illness to more effectively manage their condition. This is realized through local clinical and service support, real predictive population management, proven claim/trend reduction practices, comprehensive pharmacy services and incentivized member utilization.

HealthSmart’s physicians and staff are singularly dedicated to provide services to PSJA’s employees and dependents on a voluntary and confidential basis. The District realizes multiple advantages from having access to a dedicated medical team from providing additional and valuable healthcare benefits to decreased absenteeism and increased employee satisfaction.    

About HealthSmart
HealthSmart is a managed healthcare benefit solutions company serving more than 1.85 million members and managing more than $4.5 billion in claims through service operations around the country. The Company manages its own healthcare related solutions which includes employee benefit administration; nationwide primary and secondary provider networks; full service predictive population management and wellness programs; prescription benefit management; on-site primary care clinics; and stop-loss management all administered on an integrated platform. HealthSmart’s mission is to improve member health, reduce costs and deliver smarter healthcare solutions.

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