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2014-03-19 23:28:02

Based on an analysis done by Avalere Health LLC exclusively for The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans of data recently released by CMS, Blues plans now collectively top 2 million MA members. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Collectively, the nation’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans began 2014 with nearly 2.3 million Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollees — up almost 16% since February 2013, according to an exclusive analysis done by Avalere Health LLC of data from the...

2014-03-19 23:01:59

"COB Smart" registry to help streamline claims for members insured by more than one plan. Newark, NJ (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey announced today that it has launched a new management tool to improve the speed and accuracy of coordinating benefits – the process for determining primary and secondary coverage for members who are insured by more than one plan. The tool, a coordination of benefits (COB) registry launched last month by CAQH,...

2014-03-18 23:03:51

More than 450 Bergen County primary care physicians to participate in new collaborative ACO. Newark, NJ (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) and Hackensack-Physician Hospital Alliance (HackensackAlliance) ACO announced the launch of a collaborative Accountable Care Organization (ACO) agreement to improve care and patient outcomes for over 16,000 Horizon BCBSNJ members. More than 450 primary care doctors practicing at approximately 40...

2014-03-18 20:22:03

SAN FRANCISCO, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Shield of California, Hill Physicians Medical Group and Dignity Health announced today a three-year accountable care initiative to provide integrated, cost-efficient care to approximately 14,600 Blue Shield HMO members in San Joaquin County. About 10,300 of these enrollees are members of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). The organizations expect this collaboration to result in improved quality...

2014-03-18 08:33:38

Leading Missouri Health Insurer Launches "Ask Us" Digital Self-Service Solution TORONTO, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IntelliResponse, providers of the most widely used virtual agent technology solutions for the enterprise, today announced that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) has implemented the IntelliResponse Virtual Agent technology platform. The solution adds powerful, feature-rich, enterprise digital self-service and knowledge management capabilities to...

2014-03-12 16:25:57

Six medical groups affiliated with EPIC Management will participate in coordinated care effort to improve quality and reduce costs SAN FRANCISCO and REDLANDS, Calif., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Shield of California and EPIC Health Plan, part of EPIC Management, L.P., announced today a two-year accountable care initiative to provide integrated, cost-efficient care to Blue Shield HMO members in the Inland Empire. The Accountable Care Organization (ACO) will include...

2014-03-12 12:28:33

Representatives available seven days a week to provide assistance HARRISBURG, Pa., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital BlueCross is reminding consumers that March 31 is the deadline to sign up for health insurance. The deadline and the potential penalty for not having coverage are part of the Affordable Care Act that requires all Americans to have health insurance in 2014. Anyone in need of assistance with the purchase of health insurance can connect with Capital BlueCross for information...

2014-03-11 23:01:32

New interactive resource allows members to develop their own health program and get rewarded for doing so. Newark, NJ (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Everyone wants to be active and stay healthy, but it’s not always easy to get started and stay motivated. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey members have new online tools, with financial incentives to encourage them to start and continue a program to meet their personal health goals. A new interactive health and wellness website –...

2014-03-10 23:04:28

New ACO at 50 Central New Jersey practices to commence April 1. Newark, NJ (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) and Edison-based JFK Medical Center, through its JFK ACO, announced today the launch of a collaborative Accountable Care Organization (ACO) to improve care and patient outcomes for over 5,000 Horizon BCBSNJ members. More than 140 doctors practicing at approximately 50 practice locations in Central New Jersey are participating in...

2014-03-10 08:30:02

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While health insurance companies are introducing themselves to customers in new markets through new channels, 41 percent of existing health plan members feel they do not have enough coverage for routine visits, serious illness or injury, health and wellness programs, routine diagnostics and drug coverage. Concerns over not having enough health coverage negatively impacts overall satisfaction by 133 points, more than any other...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.