Blue Shield


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Blue Shield

an independent nonprofit U.S. corporation that offers patient protection for costs of surgery and other medical services. Although Blue Cross and Blue Shield are technically separate organizations, they generally coordinate their functions in providing benefits covering both hospital costs and physician fees.
A US not-for-profit health care insurer that is a reimbursement intermediary for physicians

Blue Shield

A US not-for-profit health care insurer that is a reimbursement intermediary for physicians. Cf Blue Cross.

Blue Shield

A nonprofit medical care insurer in the U.S. The insurance is for that part of medical care provided by health care professionals.
See: Blue Cross
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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.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Bradley vs.
Blue Distinction is a nationwide program designed by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association to achieve two primary goals: engaging consumers to enable more informed healthcare decisions and collaborating with physicians and hospitals to improve quality outcomes and affordability.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has shown remarkable vision as it uses this new category of technology to help it dramatically increase the speed the organization can respond to new opportunities in the markets it serves.
Partners include Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Health Net of Arizona, and UnitedHealth Group.
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)
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.
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.
According to a poll released this week by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, 67 percent of the country, and 57 percent of South Carolina consumers, said they do not track and compare prescription medicine costs.
CHICAGO -- With the May 15 deadline for the initial annual enrollment period rapidly approaching, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) urges those eligible for Medicare (by age or disability) to sign up immediately so they can begin saving on their prescription drugs.
CHICAGO -- The leading insurer in the state, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has launched an innovative short-term health insurance plan designed for consumers who temporarily need affordable health care coverage.