BCBSA

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BCBSABlue Cross and Blue Shield Association
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The BCBSA is a national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated BCBS companies that collectively provide health care coverage for one in three Americans.
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.
BCBSA also reported anti-fraud efforts by its associated companies in 2006 resulted in overall savings and recoveries of more than $187 million.
Design and development have been highly collaborative with external programs including other Blues plans, BCBSA, CMS and Bridges to Excellence.
In fact, the research by BCBSA found that 19 percent of health care cost increases can be directly traced to the use and deployment of medical technology.
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.
What the movie-going public needs to know is that state-of-the-art transplant coverage is readily available, and if you are uninsured or your employer doesn't cover transplants, you do have other options available to you other than the violent means glorified in this Hollywood action film," said Allan Korn, MD, BCBSA chief medical officer.
30) The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) conducted a study of HMOs in 1997 which showed a similar trend, (31) but the BCBSA declined to release the report.
This upward trend is due to a small fraction of emerging, patented drugs with rapid uptake and large year-over-year price increases that are more than offsetting the continued growth in utilization of lower-cost genetic drugs," stated Maureen Sullivan, chief strategy and innovation officer for BCBSA.
He leads all BCBSA legal staff, including five deputy general counsel.
Table 1: Timeline of the Major Evaluations of HDC/HCT Through 1999 Date Description Assessment * 1980s Phase 2 studies + 1988 BCBSA technology evaluation - 1990 BCBSA technology evaluation - 1992 Literature review by David Eddy (1992) - 1993 Peters et al.