Children’s Hospital of San Antonio announced today that Baylor College of Medicine has reached an agreement with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) to participate in their PPO plan. Patients and families with BCBSTX PPO coverage will now have access to more than 160 physicians and specialists who practice exclusively at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. The plan goes into effect Wednesday, July 15.
“As our academic partner, Baylor College of Medicine has spent more than two years building a dynamic team of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists from all over the U.S. and beyond, who specialize in a full-range of services for children. We are happy to announce that this incredibly talented group of physicians now participates in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas PPO network,” said Elias Neujahr, President of the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.
“We remain fully dedicated to our goal of building a world-class free-standing children’s hospital for all the children we are privileged to serve. Having Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas on board is a significant step in reaching more families who may need a doctor for their child. Baylor College of Medicine has recruited many outstanding physicians and now their experience and knowledge is in network with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas,” Neujahr said.
“This agreement will enable Baylor physicians at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio to care for more children in the area,” said Dr. Stephen Sigworth, Vice President and Chief Medical Director for Baylor College of Medicine. “It is an important development as we continue to build on the services provided to children in the San Antonio community.”
Baylor College of Medicine has recruited physicians in general pediatrics and pediatric subspecialties including allergy and immunology, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, critical care, Culinary Health Education for Families, dermatology, ear, nose and throat, emergency medicine, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general surgery, genetics, hematology/oncology, hospital medicine, infectious diseases, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychology, psychiatry, pulmonary medicine, rheumatology, sleep medicine, sports medicine, and weight loss management.
To find a pediatrician or subspecialist, visit www.chofsa.org/findadoc or call 1.877.250.DOCS.