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Posted on Nov 15, 2016 (20 days ago)

Boston Business Journal

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Announces Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results
PR Newswire (press release)
BOSTON, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts HMO Blue, Inc. (Blue Cross), announced its third quarter 2016 financial results today and reported a combined after-tax net ...
State's biggest insurer blames drugs, Obamacare for Q3 lossesBoston Business Journal
Blue Cross sees net quarterly income more than doubleWorcester Telegram

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Posted today (5 hours ago)

Weatherford Democrat

'If you can get them treatment, they can survive'
TribDem.com
The nearest methadone facility was Habit OPCO, an outpatient clinic in Lawrence that did not accept the Foote's Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts insurance. While appealing to their insurers, they paid out of pocket, and eventually did received $5 ...
'Stuck where he is': Near-fatal heroin overdose radically changes reality for star athlete, familyStillwater News Press

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Posted on Nov 9, 2016 (26 days ago)

New York Times

Mass. seen as insulated from a Trump repeal of Obamacare
The Boston Globe
... reforms predated the Affordable Care Act, and partly because there is a political consensus in the state that our reforms are working well,” said Andrew Dreyfus, chief executive of the state's largest health insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of ...
Donald Trump, in Exclusive Interview, Tells WSJ He Is Willing to Keep Parts of Obama Health LawWall Street Journal
Healthcare Reform | Donald J Trump for PresidentDonald Trump

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Posted on Nov 22, 2016 (13 days ago)

MassLive.com

High deductible health insurance plans on the rise in Massachusetts ...
MassLive.com
Bob Griffin, 60, pays for a high deductible health plan through his employer in Springfield, but he feels most of the time like he doesn't have health insurance at ...

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Posted today (7 hours ago)

Patch.com

Cambridge Fire: Neighborhood Burned; 10 Alarms Struck; Dozens Displaced (VIDEO)
Patch.com
CAMBRIDGE, MA — A massive, 10-alarm fire engulfed a Cambridge neighborhood near Kendall Square Saturday afternoon, injuring multiple first responders, damaging 16 buildings and displacing 125 people, according to fire officials. But, in what the fire ...
Cambridge Mayor's Fire Relief Fund by Michele Kincaid - GoFundMeGoFundMe
'It went up in a heartbeat': 10-alarm blaze devastates Cambridge neighborhoodThe Boston Globe
How to help people affected by the fire in CambridgeWCVB Boston

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Posted on Nov 29, 2016 (5 days ago)

wwlp.com

House leader not sensing groundswell for health care rate setting
wwlp.com
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts chief operating officer Deborah Devaux also criticized the idea: “I think it would be destabilizing for the provider community for plans to negotiate with components of the entity and could have drastic ...


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Posted on Nov 28, 2016 (6 days ago)

Opioid Prescribing Dropped By 15% After Policy Change By BCBS Of Massachusetts
OPEN MINDS (registration)
After Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Massachusetts implemented a comprehensive opioid utilization management program in 2012, the average monthly prescribing rate for opioids decreased nearly 15%. The rate decreased from 34 prescriptions per ...


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Posted on Dec 1, 2016 (4 days ago)

Behavioral Health: A Growing Interest in the Commonwealth
Lexology (registration)
In written testimony submitted before the Cost Trends hearings, both payers and providers noted their focus on integrating behavioral health into overall care. Payers such as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Neighborhood Health Plan ...


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Posted on Dec 1, 2016 (3 days ago)

Patch.com

Hingham Police Sergeant Gets Jail Time for Misleading ... - Patch
Patch.com
Hingham, MA - Kris Phillips, 53, of Hingham, was found guilty of ​misleading a police investigation and two founds of filing a false insurance claim.
Hingham cop gets 2-year sentence for insurance fraud - News - The ...The Patriot Ledger

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Posted on Nov 20, 2016 (15 days ago)

Mitt Romney fixed health care in Massachusetts. Why can't we fix it in Utah?
Standard-Examiner
Blue Cross sees the stricken man and avoids him by crossing the street. Soon, the stricken man begins to turn blue. The paramedics arrive and check his pockets. He doesn't have health insurance. Even so, the man is rushed to the hospital, where he is ...


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