Nonprofit Blue Shield
, based in San Francisco, paid $195 million to CareAmerica parent company UniHealth for the HMO and for the related CareAmerica Life Insurance.
Individual account programs, previously called "nongroup" or "direct pay," are for people who buy their own Blue Cross and Blue Shield
coverage directly rather than receiving it through an employer or group.
Partners include Blue Cross and Blue Shield
of Illinois, Blue Cross and Blue Shield
of Texas, Health Net of Arizona, and UnitedHealth Group.
Olympic Team, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Association (BCBSA) and its independent member Plans will use their Olympic program to help educate Americans about the importance of staying healthy.
They include HMOs of Alliance members Blue Cross Blue Shield
of Florida (Capital Health Plan ranked 4), Blue Cross Blue Shield
of Massachusetts (ranked 9), and Lifetime Healthcare Companies in New York (Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield
ranked 15 and Univera Healthcare ranked 16)
The new company, which will emphasize innovative managed care products and customer service, begins with a foundation of two million subscribers of Pennsylvania Blue Shield
, one of the nation's largest dental care insurers.
This phase of the expansion will include physician practices that use athenahealth, with its revenue cycle management solution, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield
of Florida, Humana's partner in Availity.
Anti-fraud specialists representing Pennsylvania's Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Plans announced record recoveries involving fraud and denied payments among health care providers in the state.
Each of Blue Cross and Blue Shield
of Illinois' three plans - Blue MedicareRx(SM) Value, Standard and Plus - will cover approximately 2,200 drugs through a network of more than 2,400 pharmacies throughout Illinois, as well as fill prescriptions by mail.
Right now combined operating costs for Pennsylvania Blue Shield
and the state's Blue Cross Plans are 7.
South Carolina BlueCross BlueShield is one of four Blue companies being honored by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Association during BlueWorks for Consumers Week for locally tailored programs that make health choices manageable for consumers.
21 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Blue Shield
announced today that its subscribers should not be concerned over access to immunization vaccines as a result of planned changes in the payment levels to physicians.