Friday, 06 September 2019
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Study Finds Millennials are Less Healthy than Generation X Were at the Same Age
Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Philadelphia millennials are somewhat less healthy than the national average, primarily due to behavioral health conditions like depression, anxiety, and substance use disorderPhiladelphia – April 24, 2019 – Millennials in the Philadelphia region are somewhat less healthy than the national average, based on a new Health of America study using the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health IndexSM (BCBS Health Index). ...
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Health of America Report shows a 33 percent increase in ADHD diagnoses among children in the Philadelphia region
Thursday, 28 March 2019
BCBSA Health of America report shows 44% rise in knee and hip replacements as Generation X opts for earlier planned surgeries
Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Independence Blue Cross reports more members using generics compared with the national average for Blue Cross Blue Shield membership
Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Spending increases for brand drugs at Independence are lower than national averageAt more than $100 billion, prescription drugs represent more than 20 percent of overall health care spending for Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) commercially insured members. Prescription drug spending among branded specialty and patent-protected drugs continues to outpace generic drugs by $79.5 billion,...
Thursday, 12 July 2018
Efforts have led to reduced opioid use, prescriptions, and abuseIn conjunction with a national Health of America report by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) about opioid use, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is reporting the success it has achieved in addressing one of nation’s top health crises. The highlights of these results include: Reducing opioid use and prescriptions: Since 2014,...
Thursday, 10 May 2018
Major depression rising fastest among adolescents and millennials; Major depression among Independence members, particularly women, is lower than national averagePhiladelphia, PA – Major depression diagnoses surged, especially among adolescents and millennials, from 2013 through 2016, according to a study of medical claims by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA)’s Health of America Report....
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, 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,...