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HealthFirst TPA, a division of UT Health East Texas, has once again been recognized as one of the nation's 2022 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine, ranking #23 among the top in the country.

The program honors workplaces in the healthcare industry with cultures focused on providing outstanding care. "To learn that HealthFirst is again ranked among this elite group of healthcare industry employers across the nation is a reflection of our efforts to create a culture where everyone feels valued and empowered, ready to make a difference for every client,'... Read More »

New Portal Solution

Easy online access to eligibility, coverage and claims is critical to managing health plans. HealthFirst's new, more robust portal solution makes finding and updating information easier for both plan members and plan sponsors. 

The portal will allow easy access to information such as coverage, claims and eligibility inquiries. It will also have additional capabilities, including the ability for members to view/print temporary ID cards and request permanent cards. The portal is directly tied into our internal claims processing system, making data transfer seamless and easy.

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Better Control RX

Prescription drug costs are a big chunk of overall healthcare spend – and for many plans, these costs are growing faster than any other component.  That’s why HealthFirst is partnering with an industry-leading Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) consultant to analyze our clients’ Rx plans, at no charge to our clients.

ScripPoint, an independent consultancy led by pharmacists with deep PBM experience, will perform a PBM comparison, reviewing a group’s current contract against leading competitors to make sure the group is getting the best rates. Script Point will also review the current... Read More »

Narrow Networks

If you have clients in East Texas, chances are you know about HealthFirst’s proprietary narrow network, AccessDirect Platinum, or ADP. With more than 2,100 providers and 11 hospitals covering nine East Texas counties. The ADP network added Gregg County at the beginning of 2020. ADP offers excellent access to care, along with some of the deepest discounts of any regional network in the nation.

ADP includes all UT Health providers and facilities, along with other leading regional providers such as Texas Spine & Joint Hospital, Azalea Orthopedics, Heaton Eye Associates, Longview... Read More »

Olympic Center

The UT Health East Texas Olympic Center, a certified medical fitness center, is now offering membership discounts to all groups utilizing the ADP (AccessDirect Platinum) network. Members will receive a 20 percent discount of the normal membership cost of their local Olympic Center facility. Rates vary by facility.

The centers boast state-of-the-art fitness equipment, warm water pools, individual and group fitness classes, and a highly trained staff. 

Members should bring proof of employment (ID badge, pay stub, business card) at the time of enrollment for the discount to be... Read More »