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Posted on Aug 1, 2017 (17 days ago)

AL.com

Blue Cross requests 15 percent increase for Obamacare plans in 2018
AL.com
Blue Cross Blue Shield, the only Alabama company that sells individual policies on the federal exchange, is requesting average premium increases of 15 percent next year, but rates for some customers could jump by 20 percent. The rate increase requested ...

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Posted on Aug 2, 2017 (16 days ago)

AL.com

Millennials' diabetes, obesity rates rising faster than any age group in Alabama, says Blue Cross
AL.com
Diabetes rates for young adults are growing faster than for any other age group, according to a new report from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. Diabetes rates increased nearly 30 percent for adults ages 18-34 within the past three years in ...

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Posted on Aug 3, 2017 (15 days ago)

Montgomery Advertiser

'I thought I was just sick': Younger Alabamians being diagnosed with diabetes
Montgomery Advertiser
It was Thanksgiving break, and Graham Roderick was home from college when he passed out on a friend's couch. For about a month, the Montgomerian had been suffering from a dry mouth and frequent urination, but the 18-year-old former University of North ...

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Posted today (15 hours ago)

Dothan Eagle

Wiregrass Life Flight shuts down; ambulance services partner to provide air flights
Dothan Eagle
According to a release by Wiregrass Life Flight, the business was unable to remain financially viable because of low reimbursement rates from Blue Cross Blue Shield and Alabama Medicaid. The company said it was unable to offset low reimbursement rates ...


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Posted on Jul 27, 2017 (22 days ago)

Alabama's News Leader

Alabama abandons plan to reform Medicaid through RCO's, seeks new alternatives
Alabama's News Leader
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama (Blue Cross) and our affiliated non-profit, My Care Alabama, are disappointed that the Regional Care Organizations, created by the Legislature to bring innovation, cost containment and improved care to Medicaid ...
Alabama officials abandon Medicaid reform planAL.com
Gov. Ivey scraps Bentley Medicaid plan, seeking “shift in reform strategy”whnt.com
Alabama officials end RCO program; hint at Medicaid changesMontgomery Advertiser
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Posted yesterday.

Dothan Eagle

New partnership taking over Dothan air ambulance services
Dothan Eagle
According to a release by Wiregrass Life Flight, the business was unable to remain financially viable because of low reimbursement rates from Blue Cross Blue Shield and Alabama Medicaid. The company said it was unable to offset low reimbursement rates ...

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Posted on Jul 20, 2017 (29 days ago)

Birmingham Business Journal

How Alabama's health insurance premium costs stack up
Birmingham Business Journal
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is the state's dominant insurance provider, representing 2.1 million people in Alabama, which has one of the nation's least competitive markets. "Our company has been serving Alabamians for 81 years, and we are ...


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Posted yesterday.

Pharmacy Sales Rep Pleads Guilty to Prescription Fraud Conspiracy
Shoals Insider
To bill insurance providers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, Medicare and TRICARE, for these prescriptions, Global contracted to enter the pharmacy networks of their third-party administrators, known as “pharmacy benefit managers” or “PBMs.

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Posted on Aug 16, 2017 (2 days ago)

UPI.com

Health Insurance CEO On New CBO Report
Alabama Public Radio
From our perspective - what keeps me awake at night is that we have 300,000 people who rely on Independence Blue Cross for coverage. We just want to make sure that, until we figure out what reform looks like going forward, that these CSRs are funded, ...
The Effects of Terminating Payments for Cost-Sharing Reductions - Congressional Budget OfficeCongressional Budget Office
The Effects of Terminating Payments for Cost-Sharing Reductions | Congressional Budget OfficeCongressional Budget Office
Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR) - HealthCare.gov Glossary | HealthCare.govHealthCare.gov
Kaiser Family Foundation -New York Times
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Posted on Aug 2, 2017 (16 days ago)

Blue Cross Blue Shield seeking ACA plan increase
Birmingham Business Journal
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama is requesting premium increases on plans covered by the Affordable Care Act. Blue Cross Blue Shield, being the only company that sells individual policies on the federal level, has requested a wide range of premium ...

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