Keyword: Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Surprise billing at one point appeared to be a slam-dunk bipartisan issue that Congress could tackle this year. But nearing the end of 2019, a major dispute over how to pay providers has stalled momentum.
Preliminary ACA filings across 23 states show that insurers are seeking a median premium hike of 2.3% for 2020.
As Congress takes a close look at prior authorization, payer groups are defending the practice, which they say is a crucial tool to control costs.
The NQF and the BCBSA have teamed up to launch a new playbook aimed at increasing access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction.
Insurers were generally profitable in the first quarter, despite the repeal of the individual mandate penalty and expansion of loosely regulated short-term plans.
Two of the biggest insurance industry groups have teamed up to advocate for policies related to surprise billing.
Kidney care startup Cricket Health just got a healthy vote of confidence from a consortium of Blue Cross Blue Shield plans.
Healthcare and health IT groups are supporting recently proposed legislation aimed at reforming a patient privacy regulation by aligning it with HIPAA.
Solera Health and the BCBS Institute are piloting a program to address the social determinants of health and coordinate patient resources.
Trent Haywood, BCBS Institute president, discusses the organization's early progress and what's next to mark the institute's first anniversary.