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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Achieves Bridges to Excellence Certification
Date:5/7/2008

who are well taken care of cost less as a disciplined, efficient medical practice delivers better care and value to its patients," said Francois de Brantes, CEO for Bridges to Excellence.

Physicians may achieve recognition in three distinct programs to be eligible for rewards and recognition: diabetes care; heart and stroke care; and physician office management, including clinical information systems, patient education and support, and care management.

About BCBSNC

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is a leader in delivering innovative health care products, services and information to nearly 3.6 million members, including approximately 825,000 served on behalf of other Blue Plans. For 75 years, the company has served its customers by offering health insurance at a competitive price and has served the people of North Carolina through support of community organizations, programs and events that promote good health. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Access BCBSNC online at http://www.bcbsnc.com.

About the North Carolina State Health Plan

The State Health Plan covers more than 648,000 teachers, state employees, retirees, current and former lawmakers, state university and community college personnel, state hospital staff and their dependents. The State Health Plan also administers NC Health Choice, a fee-for-service program that provides health insurance to more than 122,000 uninsured children in North Carolina. Through the healthy living initiative, NC HealthSmart, the State Health Plan empowers members to make healthier lifestyle choices and become partners in addressing their health care needs. The State Health Plan is self-insured and exempt from ERISA as a government-sponsored plan. Visit the State Health Plan online at http://www.shpnc.org
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