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
Thursday, 17 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,...
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, 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),...
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
On September 23, Forbes published an Op-Ed co-authored by Daniel J. Hilferty, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross and chairman of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) Board of Directors, and Scott P. Serota, president and CEO of the BCBSA, a national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies....