Blue Cross


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Blue Cross

an independent nonprofit U.S. corporation that functions as a health insurance agency, providing protection for an enrolled patient by covering all or part of the person's hospital expenses. Blue Cross programs vary in different communities because of state laws regulating them. See also Blue Shield.

Blue Cross

Managed care A not-for-profit US bureaucracy involved in hospital reimbursement. Cf Blue Shield.

Blue Cross

A nonprofit medical care insurer in the U.S. The insurance is mostly for hospital services.
See: Blue Shield
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Blue Cross makes After after-shave and sells it in a blue-gray bottle with a black top.
The medical director of BC/BS testified that he denied coverage on the basis of the national Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association's December 1988 Uniform Medical Policy Memorandum that concluded that HDCT-ABMT is experimental.
The complaint explains that California law prohibits Blue Cross from retroactively denying payment after the services have been provided in good faith.
Business owners were asking for a plan that featured richer benefits,'' said Brian Sassi, general manager of small-group services for Blue Cross of California.
Blue Cross is the largest health plan in the state serving more than 2.
1 between Hospital Corporation of America and Blue Cross of California, affecting subscribers of its Prudent Buyer (PPO), CaliforniaCare (HMO) and Point of Service programs.
Partners include Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Health Net of Arizona, and UnitedHealth Group.
We are satisfied with the contract and are pleased that we will be able to continue to serve Blue Cross patients without any disruption in their care at our hospitals,'' said Lori Aldrete, CHW's vice president of corporate communications in San Francisco.
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.
Newhall Memorial has given notice to terminate its agreement with Blue Cross effective April 7, but hospital officials are continuing to negotiate for a new agreement with higher reimbursement rates - now less than what Medicare and Medi-Cal programs pay, a spokeswoman said.
CHICAGO -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois announced today that it will offer Medicare beneficiaries several new options for Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, including a new plan that provides benefits in the coverage gap, or "doughnut hole.
Thousands of Antelope Valley residents must switch hospitals or pay more money for treatment since Antelope Valley Hospital ended its contract with Blue Cross of California.

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