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Apr 30, 2019, 08:00 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and Blue Health Intelligence Invite Cutting-Edge Companies to Enter the BlueCross BlueShield Data Innovation Challenge

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI) invite visionary companies to enter the BlueCross BlueShield Data...


Mar 28, 2019, 07:00 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Study Shows a More Than 30 Percent Increase in ADHD Diagnoses Among Children

Nearly 2.4 million commercially insured children were diagnosed with ADHD, climbing 31 percent from 2010 to 2017, according to a new study of medical ...


Mar 22, 2019, 08:07 ET Yale's School of Public Health and School of Medicine Researchers Find State Laws Have Some Impact on Breast Ultrasound and Cancer Detection Rates

Some types of state breast density notification laws lead to further screening and can modestly boost cancer detection rates, according to a new...


Mar 22, 2019, 07:00 ET Breast ultrasound and cancer detection rates increased under new laws

tate breast density notification laws that mandate reporting of mammogram results can prompt further screening and modestly boost cancer detection...


Mar 14, 2019, 19:01 ET New Study Finds Significant Changes in Physician Opioid Prescribing Patterns

A new study that was recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine revealed significant variations in physicians' opioid prescribing...


Jan 23, 2019, 07:00 ET Planned Orthopedic Surgery Spending Increased 44 Percent to $25 Billion Since 2010 as Generation X Americans Opt for Knee and Hip Replacements at Earlier Age

Planned knee and hip replacement procedures continue to climb in cost and volume, particularly among younger Americans, according to a review of...


Dec 15, 2018, 08:46 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Statement on the Texas et al. v. United States et al. Ruling

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association President and CEO Scott Serota issued the following statement today in regard to the U.S. District Court ruling on ...


Aug 23, 2018, 08:00 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Sponsors Healthcare Breakthrough Award with Not Impossible Labs

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) will present the Healthcare Breakthrough Award as part of the Not Impossible Awards show at the...


Jul 12, 2018, 07:00 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies Make Landmark Decision to Advance Better Treatment Options for Opioid Use Disorder

Almost a quarter of a million Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) members were diagnosed with opioid use disorder in 2017. To find reliable support for ...


Jun 20, 2018, 07:00 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies Improve Health in Communities Across the Country

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) today released "The Health of America Community Investment Report," illustrating community investments ...


May 02, 2018, 10:00 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies Seek to Personalize Breast Cancer Screening through the WISDOM Study

Today the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) announced a significant step towards personalized health care that could eventually impact every ...


Mar 13, 2018, 08:00 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Study Shows Spike in Emergency Room Trips for Kids with Severe Allergies to Food and Other Substances

Emergency room visits from anaphylaxis to food and other allergens spiked 150 percent from 2010 through 2016, according to a new seven-year study of...


Feb 13, 2018, 07:00 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Study Shows Low Uptake of HPV Vaccine Compared to Other Adolescent Immunizations

While human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination rates have risen substantially, just 29 percent of adolescents received a first dose of the vaccine by...


Dec 13, 2017, 08:00 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Presents the Faces of Fearless Healthcare Innovation Award

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) announced today that smartphone-based virtual reality applications that help overcome opioid use...


Nov 16, 2017, 09:35 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies Partner with Onduo on Three State Pilot Programs to Address Diabetes

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) has partnered with Onduo, a new diabetes management company created by Verily (an Alphabet Company)...


Sep 21, 2017, 10:24 ET Blue365® Enrolls One Million Members in Deals Program

One million Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) members across the country are now realizing more savings through Blue365, the Blue Cross Blue Shield...


Aug 24, 2017, 08:05 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Study Shows Progress in Reducing the Number of Antibiotic Prescriptions Filled

The rate at which antibiotic prescriptions were filled declined nine percent from 2010 through 2016, according to a study by the Blue Cross Blue...


Aug 01, 2017, 08:00 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Study Finds Diabetes Growing Fastest Among Members Ages 18 through 34

A new study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) shows that diabetes impact continues to grow and is increasing most rapidly among...


Jun 29, 2017, 08:00 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Study Shows More Than One in Five Members Fill an Opioid Prescription Annually

Twenty-one percent of Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) commercially insured members filled at least one opioid prescription in 2015, according to a...


Jun 21, 2017, 07:00 ET Local Investments by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies and Foundations Advance Community Health

Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies and their foundations around the country increased their support for community programs that promote...


May 10, 2017, 08:05 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Lyft Join Forces to Increase Access to Health Care in Communities with Transportation Deserts

In an effort to address the community effects of social determinants of health, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) today announced a...


May 09, 2017, 10:11 ET Blue365® Welcomes Two New Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies for 2017 After Saving Members an Estimated $56 Million in 2016

The Blue365 program, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association's (BCBSA) exclusive health and wellness discount program, will be offered to more...


May 03, 2017, 08:00 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Study Shows Rising Costs for Patent-Protected Drugs Drive Growth of Pharmaceutical Spending in the U.S.

Rising costs for patent-protected drugs are driving double-digit annual growth in pharmaceutical spending in the U.S., according to a new study by...


Mar 29, 2017, 09:00 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Report Finds Link between a Population's Health and a Growing Economy, Higher Incomes and Lower Unemployment

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) today released the second edition of a Moody's Analytics report that finds a direct link between a...


Nov 03, 2016, 09:00 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Launches Alliance for Health Research

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) today announced a partnership with a group of the nation's leading health care academics that will allow...