Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance is an accountable care organization (ACO) affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. BSWQA represents a commitment to achieving the highest quality, cost-effective care possible for the patients we serve through clinical integration. We believe that accountable, evidence-based, collective, proactive, value-driven efforts will lead to a better healthcare system for the future. And we believe that clinical integration around these principles offers the best solution to the healthcare challenges that exist in our communities and throughout the nation.
BSWQA is composed of over 6,000 primary and specialty care physician members, 50 hospitals, 95+ post-acute care facilities and other healthcare stakeholders all agreeing to be jointly accountable for improving quality, enhancing the patient experience and reducing healthcare costs.
What is an ACO?
An ACO is a healthcare collaboration that ties payments to quality measures and the cost of care. ACOs are formed by a group of providers that are committed to being accountable to patients and payers for the quality, appropriateness and efficiency of healthcare services that are delivered. ACOs are all about doctors, hospitals, health plans, post-acute care facilities and others working together to make sure you get the right care at the right time and at the right cost.
National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA) ACO Accreditation
BSWQA is accredited by NCQA as a level-2 ACO. That means that as an ACO, BSWQA has the capacity and motivation to collaboratively and accountably improve quality, reduce costs and coordinate patient care across all sites of care (hospitals, clinics, post-acute care facilities, etc.). NCQA ACO accreditation also recognizes BSWQA for its success in collecting, integrating and using data to provide quality, well-coordinated patient-centered care.
Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance
301 N. Washington Ave.
Dallas, TX 75246
For help finding a doctor call our HealthAccess line at 1.844.BSW.QLTY (279.7589)