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Highmark's Collaboration With Hospitals and Doctors Continues to Yield Benefits for all Patients
Date:11/3/2010

als have made in patient care delivery," said Weiland. "With the backdrop of health care reform, this program will continue to be important because of the national emphasis on patient safety, value driven care delivery and the pursuit of sustained high quality for all consumers."

In October The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), in collaboration with the Harvard Medical School Department of Health Care Policy, recognized Highmark with a Best of Blue Clinical Distinction Award for QualityBLUE, its hospital pay-for-performance program. Harvard researchers evaluated and selected programs by Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans for recognition based on their innovation, effectiveness and potential for replication.

About Highmark Inc.

As one of the leading health insurers in Pennsylvania, Highmark Inc.'s mission is to provide access to affordable, quality health care enabling individuals to live longer, healthier lives. Based in Pittsburgh, Highmark serves 4.7 million people through the company's health care benefits business. Highmark contributes millions of dollars to help keep quality health care programs affordable and to support community-based programs that work to improve people's health. Highmark exerts an enormous economic impact throughout Pennsylvania. A recent study states that Highmark's positive impact exceeded $2.5 billion. The company provides the resources to give its members a greater hand in their health.

Highmark Inc. is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans. For more information, visit www.highmark.com.


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