BCBSABlue Cross and Blue Shield Association
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This marks the sixteenth year BCBSA presented the Brand Excellence Awards to recognize Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies nationwide in categories that promote the Blue Brands including attracting new customers, fostering loyalty to existing customers, expanding the Blue Brands into additional lines of products or services, and provider satisfaction.
We are pleased that BCBSA embraces this opportunity and has chosen Payformance as a National Partner to pursue it.
6 at the BCBSA Blue National Summit, a gathering of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans designed to share best practices and recognize programs that can lead to improvements in health care delivery throughout the country.
We encourage you to connect with us on Facebook , check out our videos on YouTube , follow us on Twitter and check out The BCBS Blog for up-to-date information about BCBSA.
Consumers are demonstrating more active engagement in their own health care than are non-CDHP consumers, as evidenced by an increased use of health and wellness programs and better tracking, estimating and budgeting for health care costs," said Maureen Sullivan, senior vice president, strategic services at BCBSA.
AHIP and BCBSA, however, say they have identified the core information that should be in those personal health records, and that they have developed and tested standards that will let people transfer their records between health insurance companies.
The BCBSA "State Legislative Health Care and Insurance Issues" report is compiled from a survey of each of the 39 independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies across the country that together provide health coverage for almost 98 million Americans.
Design and development have been highly collaborative with external programs including other Blues plans, BCBSA, CMS and Bridges to Excellence.
At BCBSA (and at the 40 Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies across the country), we believe that national coordination and information-sharing are effective keys to fighting fraud.
The findings come from an analysis of California data included in a recent BCBSA series of national studies of health-care cost-drivers conducted by University of Southern California and other researchers.
The BCBSA surveys member plans and affiliates annually.