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2012-10-24 07:29:56

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Blue, Florida's Blue Cross and Blue Shield company, is pleased to announce today that it has become a founding partner of the Lake Nona Institute, a non-profit organization that is developing health and sustainability programs in Orlando's 7,000-acre Lake Nona community. Florida Blue has already begun capitalizing on the partnership by working with some of Lake Nona Institute's key partners to help people and communities achieve better...

2012-10-23 11:25:23

New website enables members to find doctors, quality measurements and cost estimates for common healthcare services WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies are giving their members even more information to help them find doctors and hospitals that are compatible with their personal healthcare needs and budgets by launching a redesigned National Doctor & Hospital Finder(SM)....

2012-10-22 15:25:20

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation Board of Directors today announced the release of $3 million to provide quality health services and address health care disparities in Florida. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120904/MM67191LOGO ) The grants, funded through the IMPACT program, increase access to quality, health-related services for the people of Florida, especially those who are uninsured and underserved. "With...

2012-10-16 11:25:31

CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), the nation's largest customer-owned health insurer, and Loveisrespect, the ultimate source of support for young people to prevent and end dating abuse, announce an initiative to educate one million teens on teen dating abuse and prevention. HCSC, operator of Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, and Loveisrespect's new collaboration will reduce the growing epidemic of teen...

2012-10-11 07:28:38

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Blue, Florida's Blue Cross and Blue Shield company, received an award today from America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), under funding provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to make an effective program to help prevent type 2 diabetes available to Florida Blue beneficiaries in Florida. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120904/MM67207LOGO ) This 2012 Prevention and Public Health Fund cooperative...

2012-10-04 06:26:22

ST. PAUL, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study presented today by pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics (Prime), in collaboration with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross), at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy's 2012 Educational Conference, showed that individuals with high cholesterol who stayed on their statin medications over a two-year period were healthier but had a slightly higher overall cost of care. The study found individuals adherent to statin...

2012-10-04 06:26:20

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study by pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics (Prime), in collaboration with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, found that the recent dramatic increase in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) specialty drug costs has resulted in the drug costs now accounting for more than two-thirds of the patients total cost of care. While many with MS have seen improved quality of life as a result of drug therapy, unfortunately these MS specialty drug cost...

2012-09-20 10:27:24

LANSING, Mich., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MAHP Executive Director Rick Murdock today told the Senate Health Policy Committee that significant changes are necessary to the proposed Blue Cross deregulation bills if Michigan is to improve competitiveness in the state's health insurance bills. Murdock noted that Blue Cross Blue Shield has 70 percent of Michigan's commercial insurance market - a monopoly by any measure - and that the bills as they are now in the committee would simply...

2012-09-12 10:25:20

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MedeAnalytics, a leading provider of healthcare performance management solutions, announced today that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT), Vermont's only locally based health plan committed to the health and wellness of their members and responsible cost management, formed a new partnership with MedeAnalytics, a leading provider of performance management solutions across the health care system to ensure accountability and improve...

2012-09-06 06:27:41

New Program Seeks to Impact 480,000 Children Over Three Years in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas CHICAGO, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest (ALAUM) and Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) have announced a joint initiative to improve pediatric asthma care to an estimated 480,000 children over the next three years in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. In partnership with HCSC's Healthy Kids, Healthy...