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2013-12-13 16:24:30

BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Regence BlueShield of Idaho announced today its eligible members with individual and small group plans will have the option of renewing their existing health care policies for 2014. Individual and small group plans were scheduled to begin to be discontinued on January 1 as they renewed in accordance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). "With the ongoing changes in the health care system, we are standing beside our members by maximizing...

2013-08-27 16:24:15

SEATTLE, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Regence BlueShield in Washington and MultiCare Health System today announced that they have taken an important step in advancing the Triple Aim goals of improving the health of patients and their care experience, and lowering costs, through a new payment model. Additionally, the two organizations are collaborating on innovative new networks and health insurance products to further enhance care and bend the medical cost curve for people in the...

2013-08-06 16:25:40

Regence members will benefit from nation's leading exercise program for older adults SALT LAKE CITY and NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Regence is now offering the award-winning Healthways (NASDAQ: HWAY) SilverSneakersĀ® Fitness Program to its Medigap members in Utah. SilverSneakers, the nation's leading exercise program designed to keep older adults active and healthy, is available to Regence Medigap members at no additional cost. According to the Centers for...

2013-07-15 20:22:23

SEATTLE, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Regence BlueShield in Washington and The Everett Clinic today announced that they have taken the next step in advancing the Triple Aim goals of improving the health of patients and their care experience, and lowering costs, through a new collaborative payment model. The initiative with The Everett Clinic will include a shared incentive reimbursement arrangement in which The Everett Clinic will receive future payment increases tied to mutually...

2013-07-15 16:23:19

Advanced model aims to improve patient experience, lower costs PORTLAND, Ore., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and Willamette Valley Health Solutions, an accountable care organization formed by Willamette Valley Medical Center in Yamhill County, Oregon, have joined forces on a new accountable care partnership intended to achieve the triple aim of lowering costs, advancing the health of patients in the Yamhill community, and improving their...

2013-07-05 12:23:12

Improved health care options, flexibility and experience for businesses navigating health care reform PORTLAND, Ore., July 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon announced today it will offer expanded coverage to Oregon companies through a Professional Employer Organization initiative with ADP TotalSource. The new agreement with ADP gives Oregon businesses the chance to offer top-tier health care benefits to existing and prospective employees. The announcement...

2013-04-26 20:21:30

PORTLAND, Ore., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and Adventist Health have taken another step in advancing the health of patients and their experience with the Adventist health care system. Regence and Adventist are collaborating on an innovative payment model to deliver better health outcomes and lower health care costs. This is Regence's first accountable health care initiative in Oregon and one of many arrangements in development within the Regence...

2013-04-09 12:30:18

PORTLAND, Ore., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Regence is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Csaba Mera to the position of deputy chief medical officer. At the same time Dr. Mera has been appointed by the State of Oregon to the Oregon Patient Safety Commission. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130409/SF91451) Deputy Chief Medical DirectorWith a strong commitment to the improved health of Regence members, Dr. Mera has been charged with leading Regence's team of executive...

2012-10-29 15:25:56

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Regence was presented with a Gold Stevie® Award for Product Management Department of the Year in the 10(th) Annual American Business Awards, the nation's premier business awards program. The team was recognized for the development and use of best-practice product roadmap management and product development lifecycle tools. More than 3,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for...

2012-10-11 15:23:45

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Regence was recognized this month by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association for leadership and best practices in consumer initiatives, customer service, fraud investigation and improving clinical care. "This broad spectrum of achievement is recognition of the Regence health plans' influence nationwide as a leader in improving service and outcomes while curbing costs," said Jared Short, President Regence Health Insurance Services....