First we would like to thank you for being a patient of Southwest Surgical Associates!
Southwest Surgical Associates wants to discuss with BCBSTX rate increases but needs your help. Our costs going up annually for staffing, rent, supplies, and equipment. BCBSTX pays physicians in the Houston market well below the national average. Southwest Surgical Associates wants to request fair pay for the quality services we have been providing to the Houston area for over 25 years. In order to better effectuate a rate increase, we believe that your advocacy on our part can assist us in accomplishing our goal of increasing physicians’ rate of pay.
Consider how your own premiums, deductibles, copays, and total out of pocket costs have increased over the last 10 years. Has BCBSTX explained to you where this money from the increased deductibles, copays, and total out of pocket costs is going? Are they using it to pay physicians rates? You are entitled to ask this of your insurance company.
We feel that BCBSTX will be more responsive to the demands of their members and employer groups. If you do not mind advocating on our behalf, please call or email the BCBSTX representatives listed below with your thoughts on how BCBS can justify increasing your premiums and the premiums paid by your employer annually while underpaying physicians in the market for decades.
Thank you so much for taking the time to get involved!!
The physicians and staff of Southwest Surgical Associates, LLP
BCBS Contact Information:
Rick Haddock, VP Network Management
Lori Garcia, Divisional VP Network Management
Darrell Beckett, VP of Sales and Marketing
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