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Chronic Disease Prevention

How Payers Can Effectively Scale Value-Based Care Networks

May 3, 2018 - Value-based care networks are a promising opportunity for payers that want to manage costs and improve outcomes of beneficiaries.  But effectively scaling collaborative, risk-based reimbursement networks for millions of beneficiaries requires a great deal of strategy and insight. The BlueCross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) has successfully scaled its value-based care initiatives...

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Health Plan Consumers Report Insufficient Payer Communications

by Thomas Beaton

Health plans may not be effectively communicating with consumers about member  benefits and largely fail to understand their members’ health and financial needs, a survey from Healthmine found. A sample of 750 consumers...

BCBS Minnesota Launches Prediabetes Prevention Campaign

by Thomas Beaton

Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Minnesota is launching a prediabetes prevention campaign to lessen the rate of diabetes in local communities, the payer announced in a press release. Titled “Reverse It,” the campaign focuses on...

How Investing in Social Services Could Cut Healthcare Spending

by Vera Gruessner

While healthcare spending is continually increasing, patient outcomes and overall health has not necessarily improved greatly, according to a report from Leavitt Partners and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. However, the study...


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