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Hack attack on CareFirst compromises info for 1.1 million consumers

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield on Wednesday announced that it was the target of a cyberattack that compromised information of about 1.1 million current and former consumers, as well as individuals who conducted business with the company online. The attack was discovered last month during information technology security efforts conducted in the wake of other recent high-profile cyberattacks on fellow payers Anthem and Premera discovered earlier this year.

5 ACO implementation lessons from healthcare leaders

Every accountable care organization comes with its own stated objectives, but there's also an underlying and often implicit goal: Avoid the failures of capitation.  A panel discussion at this week's  World Health Care Congress in the District of Columbia focused on the lessons that three healthcare executives have learned as their organizations have adopted the ACO model.

GOP slams White House for plotting with insurers

Republicans on the House Oversight Committee in a new report have accused White House officials of colluding with insurers that threatened to raise premiums under the Affordable Care Act.

CareFirst medical home saves more in second year

Healthcare costs for the 1 million members participating in CareFirst's patient-centered medical home totaled $98 million less than the insurer projected, resulting in 2.7 percent savings, according to the announcement.

CareFirst wants 25% rate hike to cover costs of sicker, older members

CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield has proposed raising rates by 25 percent for individuals and small businesses who purchase plans on the Maryland health insurance exchange next year.

Fierce Q&A: CareFirst CEO dishes on medical home success

CareFirst Blue Cross Blue ­Shield has established one of the largest patient-centered medical homes (PCMH), which already yielded $40 million in cost savings in the program's short 18-month...

CareFirst patient-centered medical home saved $40M

CareFirst Blue Cross Blue ­Shield has instituted one of the largest patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) in the country and has reaped big savings--$40 million--in the program's first year.

CareFirst finds success by tailoring local payment reform

As many insurers make headlines for taking large, overarching steps to revamp the fee-for-service payment system, one health insurer hopes to drive change through the local community by creating the