BRYAN - COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Baylor Scott & White Health today announced newly reduced out-of-pocket healthcare costs for Texas A&M University System employees, retirees and their dependents in the Brazos Valley. The new, reduced out-of-pocket costs were developed together with The Texas A&M University System.
Employees and retirees who receive care at Baylor Scott & White locations will see a 50- percent reduction in copays and coinsurance for inpatient/outpatient services in their network benefit plan. The new reductions include a $15 copay for specialists and 10 percent co- insurance for other costs excluding primary care.
"We welcome Texas A&M University System employees, retirees and dependents to discover our team's commitment to empowering our patients with high-quality, convenient care that can help them stay healthy," said Jason Jennings, president, Baylor Scott & White – College Station Region. "Our medical center's accredited chest pain and stroke center, as well as our Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) – the only one in the Brazos Valley – serve our neighbors with compassionate care when they need it most. With women's health services, outstanding orthopedic care and our growing center for cancer care, our team at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – College Station has high quality offerings for all ages and stages of life."
Individuals with established provider relationships outside of these discounts will continue to enjoy the same benefits they currently receive and do not need to change their network plan to take advantage of these reductions.
These cost reductions and access to high quality healthcare further strengthen the relationship between Baylor Scott & White and Texas A&M University Health Science Center (Texas A&M Health), who also recently announced a multi-year affiliation agreement for academic and research collaboration that includes a major expansion of the Texas A&M Health Dallas campus. The agreement will grow the program and provide learning environments for more than 300 students, in Dallas, Bryan/College Station and the Round Rock/Austin area.
"Baylor Scott & White and Texas A&M Health are committed to improving the health and well- being of Texans," said Dr. Amy Waer, dean of the Texas A&M College of Medicine. "These organizations have had a more than 40-year relationship, including academic affiliations, a shared commitment to medical education and service to their communities. This new agreement is further evidence of that strong partnership."
About Texas A&M Health
Texas A&M University Health Science Center (Texas A&M Health) comprises five colleges (dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health) and several centers and institutes with a shared mission of advancing health care for all. We serve the state and beyond with campuses and locations in Bryan-College Station, Dallas, Temple, Houston, Round Rock, Kingsville, Corpus Christi and McAllen. For more information, visit health.tamu.edu.
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About Baylor Scott & White Health
As the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, Baylor Scott & White promotes the health and well-being of every individual, family and community it serves. It is committed to making quality care more accessible, convenient and affordable through its integrated delivery network, which includes the Baylor Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, the Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance and its leading digital health platform – MyBSWHealth. Through 51 hospitals and more than 1,200 access points, including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas, Fort Worth and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care. Founded as a Christian ministry of healing more than a century ago, Baylor Scott & White today serves more than three million Texans. For more information, visit: BSWHealth.com