is part of a $4 billion family of companies that finances and delivers health care services across upstate New York, including the major cities of Syracuse, Elmira, Rochester, Utica, and Buffalo.
The National Doctor & Hospital Finder gives BCBS
members a smart, easy way to find the best doctor for them.
The breadth of BCBS
patient-focused care models collectively makes the 36 independent companies the market leaders in developing and executing these programs.
The study, Risk and Reward: Why Getting Your Risk Data into Shape Will Yield Business Rewards, revealed significant lingering hurdles that are fundamental to BCBS
compliance, including data availability, data quality and collection, as well as consistency across the organization.
reporting requirements present a real data challenge to financial institutions.
Fitch sees the BCBS
companies' key challenges as balancing strategies arising from their nonprofit status and/or private ownership with the need to generate earnings and capital required to make adequate and efficient investments in their businesses.
Understanding that employee health care is a driving force behind an insured population, carriers like BCBS
are working toward better incentives for employers to encourage healthy lifestyles.
manufactures carbon-ceramic disc brakes for supercar use.
of Louisiana recently launched a 500 physician e-prescribing pilot program with hopes of sparking interest in health information technology among small to mid-size physician groups.
William Jews is chief executive, Care-First BCBS
, Owings Mills, Md.
At that time, Capital was the leading health insurance provider in its geographical area; alternatives to BCBS
(such as health maintenance and other organizations) were not yet widespread, but were developing in importance.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans Capital & Surplus 2003 ($ billions) Anthem Ins Cos Inc  Highmark Inc  Health Care Svc Corp a Mutual Legal Rsvr  BCBS
of MI  BC of CA BCBS
of FL Inc  CA Physicians' Svc  Empire HealthChoice Assur Inc  BOBS of MA Inc  Horizon Healthcare Svcs Inc  Note: Table made from bar graph.