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October 2014

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From The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans - Through a unique partnership between Anthem Blue Cross and seven prestigious California hospital systems, medical services will be provided to members, at cost, with savings — or losses — shared equally between the eight participants. But one former physician argues that the financial reward under the new model likely won’t be enough to offset the drop in revenue from fewer services being performed. The hybrid HMO appears to have been modeled after Kaiser Permanente’s integrated delivery system, which dominates California (see chart, p. 11.). Read more

Premiums for nonprofit Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans increased more than… Read more

Thirty-two Blues plan CEOs who served that role for part or all… Read more

Lack of transparency in the health care system has long been cited… Read more

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October 21, 2014
Horizon Starts EOC Breast Cancer Program

Horizon and Regional Cancer Care Associates launched an episode of care program for breast cancer patients Oct. 1

October 15, 2014
BCBSIL Launches Medical Home Program for Crohn's

BCBSIL launches specialty intensive medical home program for Crohn’s disease.

October 7, 2014
Virginia Chamber of Commerce Launches Private Exchange with Anthem, United, Optima

Virginia Chamber of Commerce launches private exchange with Anthem, United, Optima.

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