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2014-04-11 23:24:42

Speakers for Atlantic Information Services’s May 6 virtual conference include health plan executives and top consultants from high-profile companies such as Milliman, Deloitte, Leavitt Partners, Connect for Health Colorado, eHealth, Molina Healthcare, Independence Blue Cross, Venable and Medica. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is pleased to announce the speakers for its upcoming virtual conference, “Public Exchanges: Translating Lessons...

2014-04-08 12:30:45

Tandigm Health's innovative coordinated care model will provide higher-quality care, lower costs PHILADELPHIA, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and DaVita HealthCare Partners today announced the creation of Tandigm Health. This unique joint venture, based in Philadelphia, Pa., will help deliver high-quality, affordable care to the region by combining the expertise of one of the country's largest, most innovative Blue insurers and a nationally...

2013-12-16 12:24:36

PHILADELPHIA and NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Independence Blue Cross (IBC) and ReAdmission Solutions, LLC (RAS) today announced they have signed a letter of agreement to implement a pilot program to prevent hospital readmissions. RAS will conduct the pilot for IBC Keystone 65 and Personal Choice 65 Medicare Advantage members. The objective of the pilot is to prevent hospital readmissions for members regardless of the patient's diagnosis or the hospital where they...

2013-11-08 23:19:56

Hilferty will be officially recognized at the 2013 Humanitarian Award Dinner on November 19. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Magee Rehabilitation Hospital named Independence Blue Cross President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty the 2013 Humanitarian Award Recipient for his outstanding contributions to the community and the Hospital. Hilferty will be honored at the 2013 Humanitarian Award Dinner on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia. “Magee’s...

2013-10-07 23:05:02

The Blue Distinction® Designation Aids Consumers and Employers in Choosing High-Performing Hospitals Abington, PA (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 Independence Blue Cross has named Abington Memorial Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center+ in both Spine Surgery and Knee and Hip Replacement. The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering...

2013-07-01 23:21:34

AHIP Panel To Examine Ways To More Efficiently Administer Wellness Incentives To Reduce Costs And Improve Health Outcomes Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 United Preference, the leading administrator of health and wellness incentives via tailored prepaid reward cards (http://www.unitedpreference.com/working.html), today announced that Chief Operating Officer Pamela Hall will be a featured speaker as part of AHIP's Enhancing The Consumer Experience With Health Plans Forum in...

2013-06-25 12:29:36

PITTSBURGH, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Highmark Health Services announced today that for the second consecutive year, its insured health plans in all of its markets met the medical loss ratio (MLR) requirements of the Affordable Care Act, and it will not be required to issue rebates. MLR is the share of premium revenues that an insurer spends on patient care and quality improvement activities as opposed to administration and profits. Under reform, insurers in the large...

2013-06-03 23:15:11

The R.W. Sorrell Scholarship Fund Also Provides A Paid Internship at Independence Blue Cross Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 The R.W. Sorrell Scholarship Fund, a local fund started by former Urban League of Philadelphia president, Robert W. Sorrell, recently held a reception in the executive offices of Independence Blue Cross, here. Cheltenham High School 12th-grader Chase Roberts, and Jasmine Jervis, an Abington High School 12th-grader, were each awarded an $8,000 college...

2013-05-09 12:29:18

President named for company's Provider Sponsored Network that will enter West Virginia Medicaid managed care market PARKERSBURG, W.Va., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Executives of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia (Highmark West Virginia) today announced that the company supports Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's recent decision to expand the state's Medicaid program to cover thousands of uninsured West Virginians. According to a press release distributed May 2(nd) by the governor's...

2013-05-09 08:30:47

InsightsOne to help boost customer satisfaction and better target prospects SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- InsightsOne, a pioneer in consumer predictive intelligence solutions, today announced that Independence Blue Cross (IBC), the leading health insurer in the Philadelphia region selected InsightsOne to help with predictive analytics capability and solutions. By combining cutting-edge 'big data' and predictive analytics technology, the InsightsOne solution allows...