Then again, perhaps Blue Cross/Blue Shield
was rewarded for navigating its way out of the financial depths of ObamaCare's essential benefit mandates.
KUNWAR SINGH, AN INTERNIST, PARTICIPATED IN BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD
, UNDER HMO BLUE.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
of Massachusetts had been hugely successful for years.
In 1993, Blue Cross/Blue Shield
of Florida paid $10 million to settle charges that it falsified and failed to properly screen provider claims.
To obtain a comprehensive picture of the different kinds of coverage Americans have, The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) in 1993 wrote to the 100 largest commercial insurance companies, all 73 Blue Cross/Blue Shield
plans, all 106 health maintenance organizations (HMOs) with 100,000 or more enrollees and a sample of 107 smaller HMOs.
They obtained their data from three sources: an annual national audit of prescriptions flled by retail pharmacies; prescriptions handled in New York by the state-funded Medicaid program; and Blue Cross/Blue Shield
reimbursements for medications in the Rochester area.
The latter was one of several CAP panels that reviewed and commented on the Blue Cross/Blue Shield
guidelines when they were still proposals.
Other large-scale transactions consummated within the portfolio included Decor Holdings' commitment of 48,000 square feet of space at 60 Oser Avenue and Tiffen's 37,500-square-foot lease at 90 Oser Avenue in Hauppauge, NY; Deutsch Relay's 36,000-square-foot lease at 55 Engineer Road in Hauppauge; Blue Cross/Blue Shield
's 33,650-square-foot lease at 25 Orville Drive in Bohemia, NY; and PCI's 32,000-square-foot commitment at 140 Wilbur Place in Bohemia.
Bowler also worked in government relations for Blue Cross/Blue Shield
of Massachusetts and as the research and budget director for the Massachusetts House of Representatives' Republican leader's office.
But a light started to dawn on her after she received a survey from her health insurer, Blue Cross/Blue Shield
WASHINGTON -- Increased public and private antifraud efforts paid off last year as the Federal Bureau of Investigation charged 741 people with health care fraud and recovered $290 million for public and private insurers, Dennis Lormel, the bureau's financial crimes section chief, said at a press briefing on health care fraud sponsored by the Blue Cross/Blue Shield
The 2,549-store chain announced late last month that it would stop filling prescriptions for members of Blue Cross/Blue Shield
of Colorado's prescription programs on October 1.