Health maintenance organizations

Artists in Nine California Counties Create Original Works to Promote Health for Blue Shield of California Members During COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 4:00pm

"With this art collaboration, we're stepping outside our 'clinical' engagement with members," said Angie Kalousek, director, Mind-Body Medicine at Blue Shield.

Key Points: 
  • "With this art collaboration, we're stepping outside our 'clinical' engagement with members," said Angie Kalousek, director, Mind-Body Medicine at Blue Shield.
  • Blue Shield of California strives to create a healthcare system worthy of its family and friends that is sustainably affordable.
  • Blue Shield of California is a tax paying, nonprofit, independent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association with over four million members, 6,800 employees and more than $20 billion in annual revenue.
  • The company has contributed more than $500 million to Blue Shield of California Foundation since 2002 to have an impact on California communities.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Expedites Access to Care for Members Affected by Hurricane Isaias

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:27pm

BOSTON, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Inresponse to Hurricane Isaias, the governors of Florida, New Jersey and Connecticut have declared states of emergency and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts(Blue Cross), Inc. is expediting access to care for affected members.

Key Points: 
  • BOSTON, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Inresponse to Hurricane Isaias, the governors of Florida, New Jersey and Connecticut have declared states of emergency and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts(Blue Cross), Inc. is expediting access to care for affected members.
  • In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Blue Cross has already taken other steps to expand access to care that will benefit members in Florida, New Jersey and Connecticut affected by the hurricane.
  • The above enhanced benefits are in effect for all Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts members for the duration of the public health emergency.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts ( bluecrossma.com ) is a community-focused, tax-paying, not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Boston.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Expedites Access to Care for Members Affected by Hurricane Isaias

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 1:00pm

BOSTON, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Inresponse to Hurricane Isaias, which has led the governors of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia to declare states of emergency, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts(Blue Cross), Inc. is expediting access to care for affected members.

Key Points: 
  • BOSTON, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Inresponse to Hurricane Isaias, which has led the governors of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia to declare states of emergency, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts(Blue Cross), Inc. is expediting access to care for affected members.
  • In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Blue Cross has already taken other steps to expand access to care that will benefit members in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia affected by the hurricane.
  • The above enhanced benefits are in effect for all Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts members for the duration of the public health emergency.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts ( bluecrossma.com ) is a community-focused, tax-paying, not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Boston.

UMOS Receives Nearly $100,000 from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation to Support COVID-19 Response

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 12:30pm

The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation announced today a donation of nearly $100,000 to the nonprofit UMOS to support ongoing efforts related to COVID-19.

Key Points: 
  • The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation announced today a donation of nearly $100,000 to the nonprofit UMOS to support ongoing efforts related to COVID-19.
  • Through charitable grant making, the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation LLC, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, promotes Anthems inherent commitment to improving lives and communities.
  • The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
  • To learn more about the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, please visit http://www.anthem.foundation and its blog at https://medium.com/anthemfoundation .

Magellan Complete Care of Virginia Earns Full Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 11:30am

(NASDAQ: MGLN), today announced its managed care health plan subsidiary, Magellan Complete Care of Virginia (MCC of VA), has earned Medicaid HMO Accreditation and the Long-Term Services and Supports Distinction from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

Key Points: 
  • (NASDAQ: MGLN), today announced its managed care health plan subsidiary, Magellan Complete Care of Virginia (MCC of VA), has earned Medicaid HMO Accreditation and the Long-Term Services and Supports Distinction from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
  • "We are honored to receive Full Accreditation from the NCQA, reinforcing our teams hard work to safeguard and provide a consistently high quality of care to those we serve, said Joy Bland, vice president of quality, Magellan Complete Care.
  • About the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA): NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality.
  • About Magellan Complete Care of Virginia: Magellan Complete Care of Virginia (MCC of VA) is a person-centered, community focused health plan that works together with members, their families and providers, and community organizations to create an integrated care plan that addresses physical, behavioral and social needs.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts to Issue More Than $100 Million in Premium Relief to Insured Customers and Members

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 5:01pm

The refunds are in addition to the $116 million Blue Cross has invested to support its members, customers, clinical partners, and the community throughout the pandemic, bringing the company's COVID-related financial commitments to more than $217 million.

Key Points: 
  • The refunds are in addition to the $116 million Blue Cross has invested to support its members, customers, clinical partners, and the community throughout the pandemic, bringing the company's COVID-related financial commitments to more than $217 million.
  • "We're giving money back to our customers and members to help provide financial relief during what we know is an incredibly challenging and uncertain time."
  • Before the end of the year, Medicare Advantage members will receive a one month "premium holiday" during which they will not be charged their monthly premium.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts ( www.bluecrossma.com ) is a community-focused, tax-paying, not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Boston.

Fortify Children’s Health and Anthem HealthKeepers Plus Announce New Partnership to Put Patients at the Center of the Health Care System

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 3:00pm

Fortify Childrens Health, LLC and Anthem HealthKeepers Plus, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginias Medicaid plan, have announced a new partnership to bring value-based health care to more than 25,000 of Anthems pediatric Medicaid members across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Key Points: 
  • Fortify Childrens Health, LLC and Anthem HealthKeepers Plus, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginias Medicaid plan, have announced a new partnership to bring value-based health care to more than 25,000 of Anthems pediatric Medicaid members across the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • The value-based agreement reflects a national health care shift toward a more coordinated model that emphasizes quality and better patient care experiences.
  • Fortify Childrens Health is Virginias first clinically integrated network (CIN) dedicated to children and the clinicians who care for them.
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and its affiliate HealthKeepers, Inc. are independent licensees of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

Texas Health Aetna and MAP Health Management announce expanded services for substance abuse

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 2:00pm

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Health Aetna and MAP Health Management announced a collaboration today to expand telehealth support services for individuals and families struggling with substance abuse.

Key Points: 
  • AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Health Aetna and MAP Health Management announced a collaboration today to expand telehealth support services for individuals and families struggling with substance abuse.
  • MAP is the nation's leading provider of telehealth peer support services and data insights for people with substance use disorders and related behavioral health conditions.
  • Texas Health Aetna is a joint venture of Texas Health Resources and Aetna, combining Texas Health's high-quality, local providers, and delivery systems with Aetna's health plan and care management expertise, analytical insights, and health information technology.
  • Texas Health Aetna combines the strengths of traditional health care plans and health systems to create a truly integrated solution that's simple to navigate and puts the member's experience first.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Yale New Haven Health System Reach a New Multi-Year Agreement

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 9:35pm

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Yale New Haven Health System announced today that they have reached a new multi-year agreement that will maintain Yale New Haven Health Systems physicians and hospitals in Anthems network.

Key Points: 
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Yale New Haven Health System announced today that they have reached a new multi-year agreement that will maintain Yale New Haven Health Systems physicians and hospitals in Anthems network.
  • We value our partnership with Yale as we work together to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and improve lives and communities here in Connecticut, said Jill Hummel, President of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut.
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Anthem Health Plans, Inc.
  • Anthem is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut is available at www.anthem.com .

Capital BlueCross Issues Rebate Checks

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 9:18pm

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Capital BlueCross is speeding up its issuance of rebate checks to eligible members, sending them several weeks earlier than expected.

Key Points: 
  • HARRISBURG, Pa., July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Capital BlueCross is speeding up its issuance of rebate checks to eligible members, sending them several weeks earlier than expected.
  • Members who were covered in 2019 under an individual or family PPO plan issued by Capital Advantage Assurance Company, a subsidiary of Capital BlueCross, are eligible for a rebate.
  • Capital BlueCross is speeding up these rebates, typically issued in September, so members can receive them much earlier in light of COVID-19.
  • Capital BlueCross is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association.