Despite the so-called "patent cliff" last year, many insurance companies still believe they can realize substantial savings by promoting generic drugs to their members.
Two Blue Cross Blue Shield plans announced Wednesday they will launch new accountable care organizations (ACO) in Tennessee and California.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has reached an agreement with 12 hospitals across the state to improve the quality of hip and knee replacement surgeries. Ideally, the collaboration and sharing of best practices will decrease the need for subsequent surgeries to replace or repair the knee or hip implants.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee has reached an agreement with four orthopedic practices across the state to use a bundled payment system for knee and hip replacements, which it hopes will help incentivize doctors to focus on quality of care.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee has the dubious distinction of becoming the first health insurer to receive a fine--a hefty $1.5 million--for violating the Health Insurance Privacy and
Many Blue Cross Blue Shield plans are taking steps to better understand the individual consumer so they can successfully operate within the new individual market and health insurance exchanges. When
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee spent $6 million to encrypt all of its stored data in response to a 2009 hard drive theft that contained personal information of about 1 million customers, reports