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Business leaders ponder impact of Raimondo Medicaid plan
The Providence Journal
... crowding out investments in essential economic development priorities like infrastructure, education and workforce training that are key to growing the economy,” said Peter Andruszkiewicz, president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross & Blue ...

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Posted on Apr 9, 2015 (11 days ago)

Boston Business Journal (blog)

Blue Cross partners with Ovuline to personalize insurance for members
Boston Business Journal (blog)
Developed as a pilot in February with an undisclosed amount of funding from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, the program allows users looking to get pregnant or looking for advice through their pregnancy to select their insurer from a list of ...

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Posted on Apr 16, 2015 (4 days ago)

Boston Globe (subscription)

When an insurer says no to surgery
Boston Globe (subscription)
Phuli Cohan consulted half a dozen doctors. She agonized. She cried. And finally, she decided that a double mastectomy — removing her cancerous breast and her healthy one — was the best way to rid herself of breast cancer and prevent a recurrence.

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Posted today (17 hours ago)

3 factors in highly effective value-based payment programs
FierceHealthcare
Provider-payer collaboration: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has been part of the Alternative Quality Contract for the past four years; this arrangement, which is not RWJF-funded, has generated net savings and demonstrates the potential for ...


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Posted on Apr 2, 2015 (18 days ago)

WBUR

Find The Uninsured Rate In Your Mass. Town
WBUR
The figures come from an analysis released Thursday by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation and the Urban Institute. The brief, titled “The Geography of Uninsurance in Massachusetts, 2009-2013,” is based on census data over the five ...


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Posted on Apr 7, 2015 (13 days ago)

MedPage Today

Blues' Quality Contract Raising Hackles in Massachusetts
MedPage Today
But when it comes to major healthcare reform, it would be best to look to Massachusetts for a vision of what might be coming to the rest of the country. Just as RomneyCare begat Obamacare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts says its global payment ...


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Posted today (15 hours ago)

Corporate Counsel (registration)

The Supreme Court and Insurance Arbitration
Corporate Counsel (registration)
For example, in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc. v. BCS Insurance Co., 671 F.3d 635 (7th Cir. 2011), 12 state-level Blue Cross plans demanded arbitration with their national insurer over its refusal to assume the defense against various ...


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Posted today (16 hours ago)

BCBSMA approves mastectomy coverage amid policy confusion
FierceHealthPayer
An updated Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts policy blindsided a patient recently because it would not cover the full cost of her mastectomy, saying removing the breast without cancer was unnecessary, reported the Boston Globe. However, after an ...


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Posted on Apr 14, 2015 (6 days ago)

MassLive.com

Baystate Health chief Mark Keroack warns Health New England could exit health ...
MassLive.com
The insurer is the largest health plan in Massachusetts. According to news reports, Blue Cross, which is not among the 12 plans in MAHP, had an operating loss of $118 million in 2014, and anticipates receiving $49.5 million in risk adjustment payments ...


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Posted on Apr 18, 2015 (2 days ago)

SouthCoastToday.com

Veterans tour newly renovated clinic in downtown New Bedford
SouthCoastToday.com
He said he has an appointment once every six months to look after his heart, but said he also sees an outside doctor through a Blue Cross policy. "It's a balancing act," he said. He said he is happy with the care, but he ... Clinic spokesman Winfield ...

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