Friday, 06 September 2019
Thursday, 25 April 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
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,...
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Independence Blue Cross was recently presented with the 2017 Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Federal Employee Program (FEP®) Plan Excellence Award, which celebrates Blue Plans that achieve excellent scores in a variety of categories including member satisfaction and managing medical and administrative costs. In addition to the Plan Excellence Award, for the sixth consecutive year,...
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, 01 May 2018
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and Independence Blue Cross support opioid prevention and treatment efforts
Friday, 06 April 2018
Efforts include policy that recommends not prescribing opioids as first or second line of pain therapy, and limiting initial opioid scripts to five daysThe Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) National Council of Physician and Pharmacist Executives announced today that it has adopted a professional standard that opioids should not be prescribed as first or second lines of pain therapy in most clinical situations....