Tuesday, 13 February 2018
Thursday, 18 January 2018
Proportion of area children receiving all CDC recommended vaccines increased 4.6% over seven yearsPhiladelphia, PA — Childhood vaccination rates in the Philadelphia region were 85.4 percent among Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) young commercially insured members from 2010 through 2016, according to a new study of medical claims by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA),...
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
Independence saw a nearly 10 percent reduction in antibiotic prescribing from 2010-2016More than half of all antibiotics are unnecessary or prescribed for the wrong reason, according to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention. In fact, most common infections are viral in nature and do not require antibiotics at all. In recognition of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, November 13 to 19,...
Statement from Daniel J. Hilferty, president and CEO of Independence Health Group, on the declaration of the opioid crisis as a public health emergency
Friday, 27 October 2017
Philadelphia, PA — Statement from Daniel J. Hilferty, president and CEO of Independence Health Group, on the declaration of the opioid crisis as a public health emergency. “Opioid abuse is the worst drug crisis in American history and the tragic epidemic is only growing in our region. Each day, thousands of people begin to misuse prescription opioids and many of them will join the millions of Americans already suffering from addiction....
Statement from Independence Health Group President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty on cost-sharing reduction payments
Friday, 13 October 2017
Philadelphia, PA — Statement from Daniel J. Hilferty, president and CEO of Independence Health Group, about President Trump’s announcement that the federal government will stop cost-sharing reduction payments. “We understand that many of our members may have questions about their health insurance coverage and how it will be impacted by the changes to cost-sharing reduction payments announced by the Trump administration....
Wednesday, 02 August 2017
Tuesday, 01 August 2017
Independence Blue Cross is tackling the disease from numerous fronts, including doctor and member engagement, using data to identify those in need of help, and community support The prevalence and severity of diabetes, as well as years of life lost due to disability and risk of premature death, ranks third among more than 200 conditions,...
Geriatrician Heidi J. Syropoulos, M.D., joins Independence as Medical Director of Government Markets
Thursday, 31 March 2016
New role will support growing needs of the aging population in southeastern PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia – The 65-and-older population in the United States grew from 44.7 million in 2013 to 46.2 million in 2014. Projections show that this number will increase to almost 90 million by 2060. Independence Blue Cross (Independence) recognizes that this number will continue to grow and that the country’s shortage of geriatric specialists will persist....
Wednesday, 30 March 2016
Independence Blue Cross CEO Daniel Hilferty announces Anthony Coletta, M.D., MBA to lead the company’s new Facilitated Health Networks’ business areas as President and EVP
Tuesday, 02 February 2016