HealthSmart Reports Significant Cost Savings for Rio Grande Valley School District

IRVING, TX (April 2011) — 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 superintendant 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 Holdings, Inc.

HealthSmart Holdings, Inc., along with its healthcare-related subsidiaries, comprise an innovative healthcare solutions company serving nearly two million members and managing over $3.2 billion in claims. The company's headquarters is in Irving, Texas, and it currently maintains seven service operations around the country. The HealthSmart companies are dedicated to delivering integrated self-funded solutions by utilizing proprietary products and services, including benefit administration, provider networks, care management, prescription benefit management, primary clinic management, stop-loss solutions and innovative information system technology. The HealthSmart mission is to improve member health, reduce costs and deliver “smarter” healthcare solutions.