Why it matters for your company
- The average non-emergency visit to the ER costs $1,379.
- About 260,000 member visits to the ER per year are potentially avoidable.
- Reducing potentially avoidable ER visits by 10% will result in savings of $20.8 million to our commercial PPO business.
How Blue Cross can help
Overuse of the emergency room for non-life-threatening situations has an enormous impact on the overall cost and efficiency of health care. But, when people learn about all their options and choose to get care properly, it’s often more convenient and affordable for everyone.
With Blue Cross, your employees will have a variety of high-quality care options for non-emergency situations. Whether it's virtual or in person, we've made it easy for your employees so they can choose what kind of care works best for them. Some non-emergency care options include:
- Primary care doctors
- 24-Hour Nurse Line
- Blue Cross Online VisitsSM
- Walk-in clinics, including retail health clinics and urgent care centers
We’ll help you communicate all these options to your workforce. With the help of our team, you'll have a plan that will help your staff understand all their options.
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