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Regence BlueShield of Idaho Announces Executive Changes

BOISE, Idaho, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Regence, the largest nonprofit insurer in the Northwest/Intermountain Region, has named John Stellmon, president of Regence BlueShield of Idaho, to lead the company's Health Care Services division. In his new expanded role, effective Augu...

Empire BlueCross BlueShield and Stony Brook University Hospital Reach New Multi-year Agreement

NEW YORK, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire BlueCross BlueShield and Stony Brook Hospital on Long Island announced today that they have reached agreement for a new contract, effective August 1, 2009. Under the multi-year agreement, Empire members will continue to have access to Stony Brook Hospi...

MinuteClinic Becomes Participating Provider in All CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Plans

MINNEAPOLIS, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of retail health care in the United States, announced that it has become a participating provider in all insurance plans offered by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia....

Empire BlueCross BlueShield Adds Life Insurance, Becomes Full-Service Benefits Provider

Anthem Life and Disability products, vision and dental expand cost-effective solutions for today's challenging economy NEW YORK, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Empire BlueCross BlueShield (Empire) today announced approval by the New York Department of Insurance to begin offering Life and Di...

Phreesia Secures $11.6M Series C Funding Led by BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners and Sandbox Industries

NEW YORK, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Phreesia, the Patient Check-In Company(TM), the leader in patient-intake, announced today the close of an $11.6 million investment, bringing total investment to date to $25 million. BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, L.P., a corporate venture fund of the BlueC...

MinuteClinic Becomes Participating Provider With Preferred Blue Network of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of retail health care in the United States, announced that it has become a participating provider in the Preferred Blue network of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. BlueCross' Preferred Blue and Medicare ...

Empire BlueCross BlueShield Appoints Chief Medical Officer

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire BlueCross BlueShield announced today the appointment of Scott Breidbart, M.D. as its Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Breidbart will play a key role as liaison between Empire BlueCross BlueShield, the company's more than 5 million members, their physicians and oth...

Empire BlueCross BlueShield Associates Commit Over $1 Million to Community Organizations in 2008

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire BlueCross BlueShield today announced that its employees committed more than $1 million to not-for-profit organizations through its 2008 Associate Giving Campaign. This amount is the result of personal giving by associates with a 50 percent match from the We...

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee to Pay U.S. $2.1 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

WASHINGTON and NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BCBS-T) has agreed to pay the United States $2.1 million to settle allegations of violating the False Claims Act, the Justice Department announced today. BCBS-T, which is headquartered in Chattan...

New York's Excellus BlueCross BlueShield to Continue Generic Medication Promotion to Help Control Costs

The Blue Plan Experienced a 15 Percent Increase in Prescription Drug Costs in 2007, According to a New Report from HealthLeaders-InterStudy NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that Excellus BlueCr...
BlueShield in Medical Technology

S.C. Medical Home Pilot for Diabetes Enrolls 1,110

... on diabetic patients who are members of BlueCross blueshield of South Carolina, BlueChoice HealthPlan of South ... Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., BlueCross blueshield of South Carolina ( www.SouthCarolinaBlues.com )...d and operated health insurance carrier, BlueCross blueshield of South Carolina and its family of companies incl...

CareFirst BCBS Covers eNO Measurement for Diagnosis, Asthma Treatment

... MENLO PARK, Calif., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Apieron, Inc. said today that CareFirst BlueCross blueshield has adopted a positive coverage policy for the measurement of exhaled nitric oxide (eNO). The Medical Directors of CareFirst determined that the publi...
BlueShield in Biological Technology

Blue Cross BlueShield of South Carolina implements Esker solutions

MADISON BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina , a health insurance provider that also administers federal health insurance programs, has addressed its evolving document communication needs by designating two Esker Software solutions as enterprise standards. Esker DeliveryWare Platform and Eske...

Dr. Elizabeth Brown Joins Argenta TEC

...ds. Brown has spent over 20 years in technology assessment and coverage policy development, working for national payers such as Aetna, the BlueCross blueshield Association and Wellpoint Health Networks. For 10 of those years, she led the medical policy department at the BlueCross BlueShield Association, where...
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