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How FW saved $5M

Oct 21, 2018 - The Dallas Morning News

The costs of health care have been climbing so fast, so long that most experts don’t talk about reversing the trend. The best they can aim for is to slow the increase — or “bend the cost curve.”

The city of Fort Worth has a more promising story. Its health plan, which serves nearly 14,000 employees, dependents and retirees, is projected to be $4.8 million under budget for fiscal 2018.

From January through June, spending in emergency rooms dropped 34 percent. Visits to the ER ...