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....
Thursday, 18 January 2018