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Posted on May 11, 2016 (19 days ago)

The Boston Globe

When you die, will your wishes be known?
The Boston Globe
The Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care consists of 58 health care groups organized by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and leaders in improving end-of-life care. The coalition's formation signals widening concern about the painful ...
Survey: Massachusetts physicians, patients fail to prepare for end-of-life careBecker's Hospital Review
End-of-life care: New MA survey shows deep chasm between what we know and what we doPR Newswire (press release)

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Posted on May 16, 2016 (14 days ago)

Our view: Preparing for an aging Massachusetts
The Salem News
Nationally, the population 65 years and over is projected to more than double to nearly 100 million by 2060, according to a new report from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation. The number of those 85 and older, the report says, will ...

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Posted today (3 hours ago)

Patch.com

3 Reasons It's a Big Year for Libertarians' 3rd Party...
Patch.com
A fiscal conservative, a social liberal, and a former marijuana mogul, Johnson is polling at about 10 percent right now and beginning to get some attention -- especially now that former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld is his running mate. ... his pick ...

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Posted today (6 hours ago)

State Officials:CMS Inflexible on Risk Adjustment Changes
Bloomberg BNA
Based on Maryland insurance company filings, all of Evergreen's $22 million expected 2015 risk adjustment payments as well as the estimated 2015 payments from all other Maryland insurers will be paid to CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Beilenson said ...


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Posted today (17 hours ago)

Daily Item

Saugus sees fit to meet $10000 challenge
Daily Item
He is unsure how the grant will be spent, but it will promote health and wellness. Town employees participated in the 42-day Spring Steps Challenge, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association.


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Posted on May 16, 2016 (15 days ago)

4 Massachusetts insurers lose big in Q1
Becker's Hospital Review
Compared to the first quarter of 2015, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts saw a 6.4 percent increase in operating losses. It posted $77.8 million in operating losses for the first quarter of 2016, compared to $73.1 million in operating losses ...


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Posted on May 12, 2016 (19 days ago)

Health Affairs (blog)

Addressing Price Variation In Massachusetts
Health Affairs (blog)
In 2015, more than half of the state's health maintenance organization (HMO)-covered lives were under a global payment mechanism, of which the largest was Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts's (BCBS) Alternative Quality Contract (AQC). In 2016 ...


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Posted on May 11, 2016 (20 days ago)

Wicked Local

Westford recognized by Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Wicked Local
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts announced that the town of Westford is one of the winners of its eighth annual Municipal Blue Innovation Awards. The award was presented, along with a $5,000 wellness grant, to Westford during a ceremony held ...


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Posted on May 26, 2016 (5 days ago)

Massachusetts Long-Term Services and Supports: Achieving a New Vision
Lexology (registration)
Editor's Note: In late 2014, Manatt Health authored a paper titled The Future of MassHealth: Five Priority Issues for the New Administration with support from the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute (MMPI), a program of the Blue Cross Blue Shield ...


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Posted on May 17, 2016 (14 days ago)

Boston Globe: Massachusetts doctors, patients not prepared for end-of-life care
News from the University of Massachusetts
The survey was conducted by UMass Medical School and the research firm SSRS, and organized by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. In the survey of 1,851 Massachusetts residents, one-third of those who had a relative who had died recently said ...


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