Healthcare Highways Adds Memorial Hermann and HCA Houston to Network

Frisco-based Healthcare Highways, the insurance company focused on offering health plans based on high-performance networks, is expanding to Houston. The company will add the Memorial Hermann Health System and HCA Houston Healthcare as members in their network in Houston. “We built a health plan for Houston with Houston employers in mind, so employers in Houston are unbound by the broad network contract limitations inherent in traditional networks,” said Michael G. Wilson, CEO of Healthcare Highways via release. “Bringing a new health plan like Healthcare Highways to Houston will create competition among the health plans which will lower employers’ costs. We’re… Full Story

Join Us for D CEO’s Value-Based Care Healthcare Breakfast Panel

In many of today’s medical practices, patients and their insurers pay for the procedures and time spent treating their illness, regardless of the outcome. Whether or not the patient needed that blood test, brain scan, or knee scope, they are paying for it directly or indirectly. While it would be bad business to intentionally stack up unnecessary charges, even the most well-meaning providers are incentivized to provide more medical treatment than is actually necessary because of the fee-for-service model of healthcare. But with skyrocketing health costs adding pressure to the employers and taxpayers who pay for healthcare, new systems have… Full Story