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Posted on Jul 14, 2018 (2 days ago)

Boston Herald

Report: Massachusetts leads nation in cutting opioid prescriptions ...
Boston Herald
Massachusetts is leading the nation in driving down opioid prescriptions, according to a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts report released ye.
Opioid prescription rate among some Nebraskans drops nearly 20 ...Lincoln Journal Star

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Posted today (18 hours ago)

NBC10 Boston

30+ Great Events Happening This Week, Including the Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival and a Whole Lot More!
NBC10 Boston
Join the Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Parks and Recreation Dept. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as they kick off the summer of 30 free outdoor fitness classes each week in and around the city. These free classes take place ...


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Posted on Jul 12, 2018 (4 days ago)

NTV

Massachusetts leads nation in reducing opioid prescriptions
PR Newswire (press release)
BOSTON, July 12, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association found that the number of prescriptions for opioid-based medications among its commercially insured members in Massachusetts plummeted 51 ...
Blue Cross: Nebraska opioid prescriptions decrease 19 percent in three yearsNTV
Opioid Prescriptions, Addiction Diagnoses Drop, Blue Cross Blue ...U.S. News & World Report
BCBSA Tackles Opioids with Big Data, Accreditations, Member HotlineHealth IT Analytics
Fast Company -Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Posted on Jun 27, 2018 (19 days ago)

MassLive.com

Partners HealthCare to dump Blue Cross as insurer for its own employees
MassLive.com
Partners HealthCare, the state's largest employer, sent a letter to employees last week telling them that it plans switch their health insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts to its own plan as of next year. The change will move some 100 ...

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Posted on Jun 26, 2018 (19 days ago)

The Boston Globe

Partners HealthCare shifting 100000 employees, families to company-owned insurer
The Boston Globe
The company's decision — which affects about 100,000 people — is a boon to Neighborhood Health Plan and a blow to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, which counted Partners as one of its biggest accounts and has administered Partners ...


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Posted on Jun 27, 2018 (19 days ago)

Blue Cross Blue Shield Designated Hospitals Decrease C-section Rates By 32 Percent
PR Newswire (press release)
BOSTON, June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Distinction Centers for Maternity Care, including 22 hospitals in Massachusetts, are leading the nation in the reduction of cesarean delivery (C-section) rates for first-time mothers in what is ...

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Posted on Jun 18, 2018 (27 days ago)

The Boston Globe

Illness shouldn't divide us, Blue Cross CEO says
The Boston Globe
As chief executive of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Andrew Dreyfus is worried that Congress this summer may try to weaken Obamacare's requirements for covering preexisting conditions. That's why he's in Washington for two days of meetings ...


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Posted on Jul 13, 2018 (2 days ago)

Cape Cod Times

Report: Opioid prescription rates declining
Cape Cod Times
Massachusetts led the nation in reducing the number of opioid prescriptions written in recent years, cutting the prescribing rate in half from 2013 to 2017, with 51 percent fewer prescriptions statewide, including 45 percent fewer in the Barnstable ...

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Posted on Jul 8, 2018 (7 days ago)

Youngstown Vindicator

Trump administration freezes payment program of 'Obamacare'
Youngstown Vindicator
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, whose members are a mainstay of Affordable Care Act coverage, said it was “extremely disappointed” with the administration's action. The Trump administration's move “will significantly increase 2019 premiums for ...
Trump administration takes another major swipe at the Affordable Care ActWashington Post
Health Insurers Warn of Market Turmoil as Trump Suspends Billions in PaymentsNew York Times
Trump administration freezes payments required by Affordable Care Act, health care premiums could riseUSA TODAY
ModernHealthcare.com -CMS.gov
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Posted on Jul 3, 2018 (13 days ago)

Boston Business Journal

GE says health care spinout won't affect opioid abuse programs in Mass.
Boston Business Journal
In early 2017, the foundation, Partners HealthCare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and the state founded RIZE Massachusetts, a nonprofit that is giving out grants to improve opioid use disorder treatments and measuring the impact of the the ...


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