Independence Blue Cross (Independence) announced that as of March 1 it is removing member cost sharing for injectable and nasal spray formulations of naloxone and Narcan (a brand of naloxone). Independence is one of the first Blue plans in the country to implement this change. It was also one of the first insurers in the country to limit initial low dose opioid prescriptions to five days.
Philadelphia, PA — While human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination rates have risen substantially, just 34 percent of adolescents in the Philadelphia region received a first dose of the vaccine by their 13th birthday, according to a seven-year study of medical claims by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA). Nationally, 29 percent of Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) commercially insured adolescent members received an initial dose of the CDC-recommended HPV vaccination from 2010 through 2016.
Don’t miss this opportunity to win five nights in Greece. We can think of dozens of reasons to travel, but what better reason than enhancing your own health and well-being? It’s true — travel is good for your heart, relieves stress, boosts happiness, and lowers the risk of depression!