Keyword: Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Some insurers are more enthusiastic than others when it comes to APIs.
Several insurers now provide enrollees reduced-cost or free fitness devices, despite a lack of evidence that they help patients lose weight.
Opioid users are rushing to Philadelphia "to get a bigger, better fix." Independence Blue Cross is trying to stop that.
Getting providers to change their prescribing patterns is key to reducing the number and duration of prescriptions, CMO Trent Haywood said.
Three Blues plans would miss out on a combined $2 billion if the CMS maintains the freeze, which experts say is unlikely.
Spending by 14 Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurers on administrative activities increased by almost 6% last year, the highest since 2013.
Panelists at the 2018 AHIP Institute & Expo in San Diego say much more can be done to prevent costly chronic diseases.
Thirteen Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurers saved billions in taxes last year due to the Republican tax overhaul.
A new coalition of industry giants says it will fight for "affordability" and "quality." But exact policy positions they support are still unknown.
In today's roundup: The CMS has delayed a 340B rule yet again, and a Mississippi hospital is threatening to end its contract with BCBS.