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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Michigan Oncologists Launch Statewide Initiative to Create Cancer Guidelines
Date:11/2/2009

s the foundation for this initiative, will provide proprietary technology, tools, expertise, educational programs and hands-on training for developing, implementing and continually monitoring and reporting on anything relating to the P4 Pathways program.

Practices implementing P4 Pathway programs have historically shown less variability in regimens, reduced misuse of chemotherapy, better managed toxicity, optimized use of biologics and more defined treatment milestones. The software tools are user friendly, have minimal impact on workload and require no hardware investment.

"P4 Pathways has grown tremendously and currently helps manage the treatment of 10 million lives across six states. The reason for this growth is that our proprietary technology provides real-time data and analysis coupled with evidence-based pathways and appropriate reimbursement, which has significantly improved patient outcomes with a substantial reduction in health care costs," said Jeffrey Scott, M.D., chief executive officer, P4 Pathways.

About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, a nonprofit organization, provides and administers health benefits to 4.7 million members residing in Michigan in addition to members of Michigan-headquartered groups who reside outside the state. The company offers a broad variety of plans including: Traditional Blue Cross Blue Shield; Blue Preferred®, Community Blue(SM) and Healthy Blue Incentives(SM) PPOs; Blue Care Network HMO; BCN Healthy Blue Living(SM); Flexible Blue(SM) plans compatible with health savings accounts; Medicare Advantage; Part D Prescription Drug plans and MyBlue(SM) products in the under-age-65 individual market. BCBSM also offers dental, vision and hearing plans. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are nonprofit corporations and independent licensees of the Blue Cr
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