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Posted on Jul 16, 2014 (12 days ago)

Blue Cross Blue Shield introduces first private health care exchange in ...
Boston Business Journal (blog)
Yet Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is changing the process with the introduction of a private online health care exchange, saying it is the first of its kind in the state. The exchange, called My Blue Choices, is available to Blue Cross ...

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Posted on Jul 24, 2014 (4 days ago)

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Members Benefit from Significant ...
Business Wire (press release)
Under state and federal law, health plans are required to spend a significant portion of the premium dollar on the medical care of its members. These standards help keep profits and administrative expenses low, and ensure members get high value care ...

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Posted today (12 hours ago)

Wilmington resident named as a new medical director at Blue Cross Blue Shield ...
Wicked Local Norwood
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts recently welcomed Jane Williams, MD, MPH, of Wilmington, MA, as a new medical director. Dr. Williams will work with Blue Cross' Alternative Quality Care providers and will support contracting, credentialing and ...


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Posted on Jul 26, 2014 (2 days ago)

Letters to the editor
Boston Globe
I enjoyed Robert Weisman's piece on Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and its CEO, Andrew Dreyfus (“The Last Health Care Reform Optimist,” July 13). But one thing that nagged at me during the whole story about how great he is is the main reason ...


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Posted on Jul 24, 2014 (4 days ago)

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Insurers refund $15 million to Mass. consumers
Boston Globe
The state's largest private health insurers, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, met the threshold for spending on patient care and don't have to refund money. Nationally, insurers are returning $332 million to ...
Reform Update: Medical-loss ratio rebates fall to $332MModernHealthcare.com

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Posted on Jul 22, 2014 (6 days ago)

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Actos Manufacturer Sued by Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Injury Lawyer News
Actos lawsuit According to Harris Martin, Takeda is facing new legal action from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts Inc. The lawsuit is attempting to secure damages for claims paid out by the healthcare providers to patients who were diagnosed ...


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Posted on Jul 24, 2014 (4 days ago)

Town of Wilmington hosts cooking competition
Wicked Local Wilmington
The Cook-Off is part of a larger wellness program the town has in place for its employees in partnership with its health insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. “Our Wellness Committee has really run with this effort. They not only came up ...


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Posted on Jul 26, 2014 (2 days ago)

Reviews mixed for 3-D mammography now available at St. John's
The State Journal-Register
The machine, made by Massachusetts-based Hologic Inc., is at 1,100 sites nationwide and uses technology approved in 2011 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Rather than the handful of X-rays of the breast provided in traditional mammography, the ...


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Posted on Jul 25, 2014 (3 days ago)

Former CMS Head Breaks Down ACO Lessons to Date
AAFP News Now
Some private-sector ACOs, like the Alternative Quality Contract developed by Massachusetts Blue Cross, show growing effects on costs over time. It's likely to be the case that some ACOs won't succeed and others will. Q: How do the shared-savings models ...
ACO directory: 272 ACOs in AmericaBecker's Hospital Review

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Posted on Jul 10, 2014 (18 days ago)

Boston Globe

Andrew Dreyfus: The last health care reform optimist
Boston Globe
Dreyfus is the 55-year-old chief executive of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, the largest health insurer in the state that paved the path to Obamacare. Dreyfus has honed his “how we do it in the Bay State” talk through repetition. He's given ...

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