Several studies have shown how BTE participation leads to improved physician performance, better patient health, and reduced costs of care.
Typically, BTE-recognized physicians have been found to:
- Outperform non-recognized physicians on process measures of quality.
- Have fewer episodes per patient and lower resource use per episode.
- Have lower average costs per patient and per episode.
Patients with chronic conditions generally had fewer hospital admissions, and were healthier on average. And Recognized practices reported a higher level of shared accountability between patients and providers. As a result, these patients are better managed and incur fewer potentially avoidable hospitalizations and emergency department visits.