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Posted on Mar 4, 2015 (26 days ago)

Blue Cross vastly expands quality-based payment systems
Boston Globe (subscription)
The Massachusetts health care industry's traditional system of paying doctors for every office visit, test, and procedure may be nearing its end. The state's largest health insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, will vastly expand its system ...

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Posted on Mar 10, 2015 (20 days ago)

PR Newswire (press release)

Six Municipal Organizations Recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield of ...
PR Newswire (press release)
Shawsheen Valley Technical High School is awarded a Municipal Blue Innovation Award along with a $5,000 wellness grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Other recipients include, Agawam, Chelmsford, Dartmouth, Newburyport, and ...
Blue Cross Blue Shield's Alternative Quality Contract could cut medical costsBoston Globe (subscription)
You May See Your Doctor Now…From The Comfort Of HomeVirtual Press Office (press release)

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Posted today (2 hours ago)

Partners HealthCare offers low-cost way to earn degree
Boston Globe (subscription)
“There's an understanding that they will hopefully be eligible for promotions or advancement,” said MJ Ryan, director of workforce development for Partners, the largest private employer in Massachusetts, with about 67,000 employees. College for America ...


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Posted today (11 hours ago)

Compliance Mindset Can Lead to Epic Security Fail
TechNewsWorld
The recent data breach at Premera Blue Cross -- in which the personal information of some 11 million customers was compromised -- raises questions about how effective government regulators are at ensuring that healthcare providers adequately protect ...

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Posted yesterday.

Ipswich editorial: Treatment, knowledge key to addiction
Wicked Local Ipswich
With the rapid increase in opioid prescriptions and the related increase in heroin use, the challenge for Massachusetts, as in other states, is to boost prevention efforts and make treatment more available. Here are a few suggestions to help make that ...

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Posted today (19 hours ago)

Dr. Remley will draw on diverse experience in new role as AAP CEO
AAP News (subscription)
Dr. Remley, the first female CEO of the Academy, comes to the position with a diverse background in health care, most recently as chief medical director of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia. Dr. Remley also was founding director of the Foscue ...


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Posted today (7 hours ago)

Pittsfield's Lothrop Will Not Run for Re-Election
iBerkshires.com
I am also proud of the City Health Insurance switch from Blue Cross to the State GIC in 2008, and that this transparent process featured a number of public meetings and direct engagement of the City Council and the municipal employees. The end result ...

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Posted on Mar 2, 2015 (28 days ago)

Patch.com

Shawsheen Valley Technical High School Recognized with Award
Patch.com
Shawsheen Valley Technical High School is one of the winners of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts' seventh annual Municipal Blue Innovation Awards. The award, along with a $5,000 wellness grant, was presented to the school on Feb. 24.

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Posted on Mar 11, 2015 (19 days ago)

MobiHealthNews

BCBSMA, American Well to launch video visits pilot with two physician groups
MobiHealthNews
American Well Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has partnered with American Well to pilot the company's video visits offering, called WellConnection, with two physician groups, Emerson Physician Hospital Organization (Emerson PHO) and Lowell ...


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Posted on Mar 25, 2015 (5 days ago)

Boston Globe (subscription)

Coakley to be honored at Liberty Hotel
Boston Globe (subscription)
Andrew Dreyfus, chief executive of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and a big advocate of health care payment reform, took his message to the White House on Wednesday. Dreyfus was among a handful of health care leaders invited to a Roosevelt ...

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