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2014-04-16 23:02:24

Based on data gathered from Securities and Exchange Commission, The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans* finds WellPoint, Inc. CEO Joseph Swedish received nearly $17 million in salary and other perks during his nine months at the helm in 2013. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 WellPoint, Inc. CEO Joseph Swedish received nearly $17 million in salary and other perks during his nine months at the helm in 2013, The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans finds in its...

2014-04-08 12:31:17

"No meaningful progress" to maintain affordable access for Western Pennsylvania residents PITTSBURGH, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a status update concerning contract discussions with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield today said no meaningful progress is being made. Meanwhile, questions about the status of a Highmark and UPMC contract continue to be asked by area employers, health plan members, elected officials and the...

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...

2014-03-18 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...

2014-03-12 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...

2014-03-04 00:21:28

Bills would include e-cigarettes in Freedom to Breathe Act and keep them out of kids' hands ST. PAUL, Minn., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Senate Health, Human Services and Housing Policy Committee passed Senate File 2027, which would expand protections under the Freedom to Breathe Act by prohibiting e-cigarette use where smoking is prohibited, require that e-cigarettes be placed behind the counter in stores and penalize retailers who sell to minors. The bill was...

2014-02-19 08:27:07

NEW YORK, Feb 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD), the leading source of health information, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association's Federal Employee Program (FEP) today announced the successful roll-out of a broad range of health management and healthcare transparency solutions to five million Blue Cross and Blue Shield Service Benefit Plan members. As of January 1, Service Benefit Plan members have access to a range of wellness services and solutions...

2013-12-18 23:28:16

The December issue of The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans* takes a look at the early outcomes of South Carolina’s Birth Outcomes Initiative (BOI), featuring interviews with officials from the South Carolina Blues plan and South Carolina’s Medicaid program. Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 In an unprecedented public-private effort to save babies and money, South Carolina Medicaid stopped paying for early, elective deliveries as of Jan. 1, 2013, and so did...

2013-12-17 12:25:49

RICHARDSON, Texas, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) announced today that Cherry Jefferson, a senior provider network contracting representative at BCBSTX has been named the company's Volunteer of the Year. Located in the BCBSTX Houston office, Cherry has supported numerous charitable initiatives such as Marathon Kids, Great Pumpkin Fun Run, Blue Bear appearances, KaBOOM playground builds, Houston Rockets Health Fair, Astros Health Days and...

2013-11-18 12:30:01

Panel to focus on power of data to drive efficiency and improve health at the 2013 AHIP Operations and Technology Forum NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EXL (NASDAQ: EXLS), a leading provider of business process solutions, today announced that EXL Landa will join Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) to discuss how health plans can use analytics to achieve the next level of operational efficiency at the 2013 AHIP Operations and Technology Forum. The annual...