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WXXI News

Opioid prescriptions down at Excellus
WXXI News
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield's prescribers in Rochester wrote 33 percent fewer opioid prescriptions per patient last year than in 2013, the company's data show. Excellus corporate medical director Martin Lustick said the numbers are encouraging, but ...


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Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Stay current on health topics: Local drop in opioid prescriptions; healthy green space
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
By one count, the Rochester region is getting fewer prescriptions for opioid pain medication. According to a report from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, opioid prescriptions among members of the insurer's commercial plans decreased more than 30 percent ...


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Posted on Jul 12, 2018 (4 days ago)

Rochester City Newspaper

Excellus says it's seeing fewer opioid prescriptions
Rochester City Newspaper
Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield says that between 2013 and 2017, it saw a 35 percent drop in the opioid prescriptions filled by its "commercially insured" customers across New York State. And the decrease is higher than what the insurer is seeing in ...
The Opioid Epidemic in America: An Update | Blue Cross Blue ShieldBlue Cross Blue Shield

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Posted on Jul 12, 2018 (4 days ago)

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

County lawsuits against drug makers can march on after State Supreme Court rules
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
The Excellus report was part of a study released by the national Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Excellus is the dominant insurer in the Rochester region. It does not contain data on people not insured by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. For this ...


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Posted on Jul 12, 2018 (4 days ago)

WHEC

Significant drop in opioid prescriptions filled in NYS
WHEC
July 12, 2018 04:31 PM. There has been a significant drop in opioid prescriptions filled in New York State. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield issued a new report Thursday. Figures show nationwide that opioid prescriptions went down 29-percent from 2013 ...


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Posted on Jul 12, 2018 (4 days ago)

Study shows decline in state opioid prescriptions
Monroe County Post
From 2013 to 2017, New York had a steeper decline in the number of opioid prescriptions filled by commercially insured Blue Cross Blue Shield members than the nation as a whole, according to a national report highlighted by Excellus BCBS. Excellus BCBS ...


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Posted on Jul 6, 2018 (10 days ago)

Utica Observer Dispatch

GUEST VIEW: Welcome, runners; we're ready to go
Utica Observer Dispatch
The close to 19,000 registered runners coming from 46 states and 17 countries will be picking up their race packets for Sunday's Carbone 5K and our crown jewel 15K presented by Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, while several thousand of the next ...

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Posted on Jul 9, 2018 (7 days ago)

WXXI News

Trump administration freezing billions in health insurance payments
WXXI News
... so it could increase the cost for some coverage,” Moran said. Two Rochester-area insurance providers, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and MVP Health Care, said it's too early to know how the suspension of the federal program will affect their customers.
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Posted on Jun 23, 2018 (23 days ago)

Utica Observer Dispatch

Time matters at urgent care
Utica Observer Dispatch
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has estimated that 10 common conditions led to 2 million ER visits in 2013 — at a cost of $1.3 billion — and that 90 percent of those visits didn't require ER care. And ER visits cost 3.5 times more than urgent care ...


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Posted on Jun 19, 2018 (27 days ago)

Ava Dorfman announces summer fitness classes
Rome Sentinel
Ava Dorfman Senior Center, 305 E. Locust St., will host several fitness classes during the summer months. For more information or to register, contact the center at 315-337-8230. A schedule of classes: Excellus BlueCross/BlueShield will present the ...


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