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September 2014

Recent Stories of Interest

From The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans - Over the first three years of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield’s patient-centered medical home program, participants have managed not only to decrease overall medical care spending trends but also to improve care among members who see participating PCMH physicians, the insurer says. And these results have occurred at the same time the plan is paying increasing levels of reimbursement to participating primary care providers (PCPs). CareFirst serves 3.4 million members in Maryland, northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Read more

Along with dominating the government-run public health insurance exchanges, a majority of… Read more

A lawsuit over whether health insurance carriers’ provider networks were adequate has… Read more

Beginning July 1, commercial health insurance products sold by Cambia Health Solutions,… Read more

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August 27, 2014
BCBSKC CEO David Gentile Steps Down

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City CEO David Gentile steps down http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2014/08/25/blue-cross-and-blu... … via @KCBizjournal

August 26, 2014
Blue Shield to Fete Some Members in Style at New Stadium

Blue Shield to fete some members in style at new stadium - SFGate http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Blue-Shield-to-fete-so... … via @SFGate

August 25, 2014
Calif DMHC tells Anthem, Kaiser not to offer Group Health Plans Excluding Coverage for Elective Abortions

Calif DMHC tells Anthem, Kaiser not to offer group health plans excluding coverage for elective abortions. http://tinyurl.com/kg7wmfq.

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