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Presentation by Blue Cross Blue Shield Information Scientist

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Utilization and Substitution of Urgent Care, Emergency Departments, and Primary Care Physicians

At Blue Cross Blue Shield we are always looking to reduce healthcare costs. One driver of high costs is that many individuals receive medical care at emergency rooms when urgent care centers and primary care offices may be more appropriate sites of care. Laurel will review some of our analysis in this area, including why this is important to explore, as well as discuss several modeling approaches being considered.

Presenter: Laurel Trantham, Informatics Scientist BCBS

Location: Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (big glass building on 15-501 near intersection with I-40)

Address: 1830 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd. Chapel Hill, NC

Driving Directions from I-40:
From Raleigh – take I-40 to exit 270. Turn left onto US 15/501(Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.) headed toward Chapel Hill. Drive over the overpass through the first light. Get in the far left turning lane to turn left at the next light onto East Lakeview Drive (the entrance to Red Roof Inn will be on your left, there is no street sign on the left to indicate the street name). Take that 1st right on West Lakeview Drive, then turn right into BCBSNC employee parking lot, parking in any of the vacant spaces.

From Greensboro – take I-40 to exit 270. Turn right onto US 15/501(Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.) headed toward Chapel Hill. Immediately get in the far left turning lane to turn left at the 1st light onto East Lakeview Drive (the entrance to Red Roof Inn will be on your left, there is no street sign on the left to indicate the street name). Take that 1st right on West Lakeview Drive, then turn right into BCBSNC employee parking lot, parking in any of the vacant spaces.