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2013-04-25 16:30:40

RICHARDSON, Texas, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) today announced its new chief medical officer. Dr. Dan McCoy, who has previously served as the interim chief medical officer and senior medical director at BCBSTX, has taken on the position of vice president and chief medical officer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130425/DA02213LOGO) "In his new role with BCBSTX, Dr. McCoy will play a key part in helping us fulfill our mission of...

2013-04-24 12:30:09

Patient access to care in jeopardy ST. PAUL, Minn., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) is opposing a payment change plan by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (BCBS) scheduled to take effect May 1 that will slash payments to hospitals and have a particularly devastating effect on rural health care. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/MM73437LOGO ) MHA President and CEO Lawrence Massa described the payment change as...

2013-04-23 12:32:09

Bike giveaway contest promotes health benefits of physical activity in early childhood CHICAGO, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) announced the winners of its "Like It to Bike It" sweepstakes. The online contest ran throughout the month of March and focused on promoting healthy lifestyles at an early age by giving away three 12'' youth bikes and safety helmets to randomly selected winners. "As an insurer to 1 in 3...

2013-04-19 16:23:41

RICHARDSON, Texas, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the community of West, Texas, continues its recovery efforts after the explosion at West Fertilizer Company, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) is reaching out to residents, local employees and members to provide immediate assistance with health insurance-related information. "You can't live in Texas without driving on I-35, and you can't drive on I-35 without having great appreciation for West and its people. Our...

2013-04-18 12:30:15

-- Company honored with three awards for its focus on supporting those with disabilities -- JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Blue, Florida's Blue Cross and Blue Shield company, hosted the seventh annual U.S. Disability Matters Award Banquet and Conference on its corporate campus on April 15-17, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120904/MM67207LOGO ) The event, created and implemented by Springboard Consulting, LLC, featured executive...

2013-04-17 08:30:22

RICHARDSON, Texas, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Be Covered Texas campaign announced partnerships with 28 organizations, including community groups, direct service agencies, advocacy groups and churches. These organizations represent the campaign's first partners in the ongoing effort to raise awareness among uninsured Texans about how the new health care law impacts them and how they can take steps to access individual health insurance. The enrollment period for uninsured Texans...

2013-04-15 23:01:16

Select specialties receive recognition that is a national designation given to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialty care. LOMA LINDA, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2013 Blue Shield of California has named Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery® and a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement®. Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program is a national designation awarded...

2013-04-15 16:25:28

Video contest is looking for the best ideas to improve the health of our communities CHICAGO, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) is launching the "Make Americans Healthier Challenge," a contest asking anyone with a video camera and a great idea that could improve Americans' health to produce and submit a video illustrating their healthy solution. The creator of the best idea could win all or a portion of the $25,000 prize...

2013-04-15 16:25:10

CHICAGO, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) today launched a statewide education and outreach initiative targeting Illinois' uninsured residents. The Be Covered Illinois campaign, which will be funded by BCBSIL and supported by various community and civic groups, will focus on helping the state's uninsured population understand how the new health care law impacts them and what steps they need to take to gain access to individual health...

2013-04-03 08:29:05

Previous studies showed higher costs of care for patient adherence to brand-name statins; new study shows generic statin adherence can lower overall costs SAN DIEGO, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- People who regularly take statins to reduce high cholesterol will see lower hospitalization rates according to a new study presented today at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)'s 25th Annual Meeting & Expo in San Diego. The study was conducted by pharmacy benefit manager Prime...