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Estimates were calculated at the zip code level by BCBSA. Zip codes were allocated to their respective counties by assigning each to the county in which the majority of its population resides.
In the typical scenario, a federal worker is enrolled in BCBSA coverage before retirement.
"Without a quick resolution to this matter, this action will significantly increase 2019 premiums for millions of individuals and small business owners and could result in far fewer health plan choices," BCBSA said in a statement.
The high rates for adolescents and millennial could have a substantial health impact for decades to come," said Trent Haywood, chief medical officer for BCBSA, in a (https://www.bcbs.com/press-releases/blue-cross-blue-shield-association-study-shows-surge-major-depression-diagnoses%09) press release.
The BCBSA is a national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies that collectively provide health care coverage for one in three Americans.
BCBSA is being joined in the effort by AmerisourceBergen Corp., Pfizer Inc.
(7.) Dr Aubry is Senior Clinical and Policy Advisor for the Center for Medical Technology Policy (CMTP), was twice a member of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Coverage and Advisory Committee (MedCAC) and former Chair of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Technology Evaluation Committee (BCBSA TEC) Medical Advisory Panel.
He also said BCBSA will provide credit monitoring for a year for affected physicians through credit reporting agency Experian.
Cross Blue Shield Association, "BCBSA Announces Support for
The BCBSA report says that there is "no observed disparity" in the utilization of health care services, "including outpatient and inpatient procedures, diagnostic imaging services or ER visits." On the contrary, HSA-eligible consumers are more likely to seek preventive care and regular checkups and are much more likely to participate in and benefit from a wellness program.
Generic drugs are a proven avenue to lower costs and quality health care, and show increasing acceptance by consumers, physicians and payers, according to a study by the Washington-based Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA).However, PCMA noted that the data underscores that policymakers continue to leave money on the table by not fully leveraging generics in a number of key policy areas, including biogenerics, electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) and mail-service pharmacies.New data released yesterday by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) found that 2008 generic-drug use among its Blue plan members increased by more than 8 percent and generated at least $2.5 billion in savings.
The industrywide BCBSA 2008 CDHP member experience survey also found that CDHP enrollees are 30% more likely to track their health expenses than those in more traditional health insurance plans and 27% more likely to ask their doctors about the cost of treatment.
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