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Posted on Jun 27, 2018 (25 days ago)

Baltimore Business Journal

CareFirst program nets $223M in savings in 2017
Maryland Daily Record
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield's Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCHM) program helped save $223 million against the expected cost of care in 2017 and nearly $1.2 billion since its inception in 2011, according to numbers released Wednesday by the ...
CareFirst: Patient care program has saved $1.2B in health care costsBaltimore Business Journal
CareFirst Patient-Centered Medical Home Program Nets $1.2B In Savings Since 2011PR Newswire (press release)

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Posted on Jul 9, 2018 (13 days ago)

Baltimore Sun

Maryland insurers say Trump Administration to cut health payments destabilizes market
Baltimore Sun
“The federal government's decision to suspend payment transfers under the ACA's risk adjustment program could have a significant impact on premiums and place an additional burden on people in the community who can least afford it,” CareFirst's ...
Winners and losers of Trump's decision to halt ObamaCare paymentsThe Hilltop Monitor
2018-07-07 - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - CMS.govCMS.gov

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Posted on Jun 28, 2018 (24 days ago)

FierceHealthcare

Parting thoughts as CareFirst's Chet Burrell readies for retirement ...
FierceHealthcare
Chet Burrell, president and CEO of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, is counting the days to his retirement. He weighs in on the company's status in ACA ...

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Posted on Jun 29, 2018 (23 days ago)

CareFirst touts $1B saved with patient-centered medical home program
Healthcare Dive
CareFirst's region includes Maryland, parts of northern Virginia, and Washington, D.C. — an area that accounts for some of the highest hospital admission rates in the country. Yet, in the eight years the PCMH has been active, CareFirst's hospital ...


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Posted on Jul 9, 2018 (13 days ago)

Maryland Daily Record

Maryland regulator evaluating CMS risk adjustment decision
Maryland Daily Record
In Maryland, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is the primary beneficiary of these payments. “The Federal Government's decision to suspend payment transfers under the ACA's risk adjustment program could have a significant impact on premiums and place an ...
2018-07-10 - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - CMS.govCMS.gov
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Posted on Jul 2, 2018 (20 days ago)

Health IT Analytics

Patient-Centered Medical Home Has Saved Payer $1.2B Since 2011
Health IT Analytics
By organizing primary care providers into teams of between five and fifteen providers who work together to coordinate care, CareFirst's patient-centered model has produced a 21.3 percent drop in hospital admissions and a 22.5 percent reduction in ...


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Posted on Jun 26, 2018 (26 days ago)

The Hill

Defying predictions, ObamaCare insurers see boom times ahead
The Hill
Premiums this year are reflecting that uncertainty. In Maryland, the average proposed increase among insurers and plans was 30 percent. CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, for example, requested an 18.5 percent hike for its HMO plans and 91.4 percent for ...
in the united states district court northern district of texas fort worth - Texas Attorney GeneralTexas Attorney General
Legislators Who Built Obamacare Look Back and Ahead | Aspen Ideas FestivalAspen Ideas Festival

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Posted on Mar 30, 2018 (114 days ago)

Baltimore Sun

6800 affected in CareFirst phishing incident
Baltimore Sun
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield said Friday it was hit by a phishing email attack that could have exposed the personal information of 6,800 of the insurer's members. Phishing attacks use deceptive emails and websites to convince people to disclose ...

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Posted on May 7, 2018 (76 days ago)

Washington Post

Maryland's Obamacare insurers request 30 percent premium hike for 2019
Washington Post
Insurers are proposing double-digit premium increases in Maryland's individual-health-plan market, a consequence of what the state's health insurance commissioner called a “death spiral.” CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield requested an 18.5 percent ...


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Posted on May 7, 2018 (76 days ago)

Baltimore Sun

CareFirst and Kaiser ask again for large rate increases on insurance sold on state exchange
Baltimore Sun
The highest rate request submitted to the Maryland Insurance Administration was a 91.4 percent increase from CareFirst for its “preferred provider organization” plan, which covers about 15,000 people. A 40-year-old man who doesn't smoke would pay $1 ...


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