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2012-12-17 12:24:23

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Blue, Florida's Blue Cross and Blue Shield company, has reached an agreement to purchase Diagnostic Clinic Medical Group (Diagnostic Clinic) of Largo, Fla. Once the deal closes, Diagnostic Clinic will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Florida Blue. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120904/MM67207LOGO) Diagnostic Clinic has served Pinellas County for more than 40 years and is a physician-owned multi-specialty practice that...

2012-12-14 05:02:14

CEOs from 35 Blues plans collectively brought home about $93 million in bonuses, salary and other compensation in 2011, according to an analysis of state insurance department filings by The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans, published independently by Atlantic Information Services. Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 13, 2012 Lower-than-anticipated medical utilization and robust enrollment growth in 2010 led to some sizable performance bonuses for health plan executives in 2011....

2012-12-13 08:26:05

JACKSONVILLE and TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Blue, Florida's Blue Cross and Blue Shield company, is working with BayCare to create a new clinically integrated network developed by BayCare Physician Partners. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120904/MM67207LOGO ) The new partnership creates a value-based payment structure with the overall goal of improving individual patient care and overall health while decreasing medical costs. About 4,000 Florida Blue HMO...

2012-12-11 08:27:25

JACKSONVILLE and NAPLES, Fla., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Blue, Florida's Blue Cross and Blue Shield Company, and NCH Healthcare System (NCH) are excited to announce an agreement for NCH to participate in the Florida Blue Accountable Care Program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120904/MM67207LOGO) The NCH system includes the NCH Downtown Naples Hospital and the NCH North Naples Hospital , plus the 64 physicians and 25 nurse practitioners and physician assistants...

2012-12-10 12:24:32

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Blue, Florida's Blue Cross and Blue Shield company, announced today that its BlueDirect Sales Center has earned the prestigious Certified Center of Excellence award from BenchmarkPortal, in conjunction with Purdue University's Center for Customer-Driven Quality, for the second consecutive year. In 2011, Florida Blue became the first inbound sales contact center to earn this prestigious certification. (Logo:...

2012-11-30 12:25:14

CHICAGO, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alphonso O'Neil-White, president and CEO, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, has been elected chairman of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association's Board of Directors. Headquartered in Chicago, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is made up of 38 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies that collectively provide healthcare coverage for nearly 100 million individuals- one in three Americans....

2012-11-29 08:29:47

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning January 1, 2013, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) Medicare beneficiaries will have their pharmacy benefits managed by Prime Therapeutics (Prime). Prime has been providing pharmacy benefit management services to BCBSNC commercial customers since April 1, 2012. This expansion provides opportunity for additional savings in pharmacy costs and uniquely designed services and programs to thousands of Medicare...

2012-11-14 16:25:44

"Five star" status expands enrollment opportunity throughout all of 2013 EAGAN, Minn., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A special designation from the federal government is making it possible for Medicare-eligible individuals in Minnesota to enroll in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota's MedicareBlue(SM) Rx prescription drug plan throughout 2013. MedicareBlue Rx is the only prescription drug plan in Minnesota to receive the top rating from the Centers for Medicare &...

2012-11-14 12:26:21

Winning cities to support creation of accessible activity space for kids across the country WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama to end the childhood obesity epidemic in America, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) today announced the 10 cities which will host Play Streets over the next year: Minneapolis, Minnesota;...

2012-10-30 15:23:40

DETROIT, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the eighth consecutive year, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has awarded more than $1 million in grants to support 50 Michigan clinics that help provide health care services to uninsured Michigan residents. Through its "Strengthening the Safety Net" program, BCBSM continues its commitment of increasing access and quality care to the uninsured and underinsured. "The Blues are committed to improving access to care for all Michigan residents. As...