Posts tagged Blue Shield of California

Blue Shield of California Expands ACO Program. Blue Shield recently announced its seventh commercial accountable care organization with John Muir Health.

Blue Shield of California Expands ACO Program. Blue Shield recently announced its seventh commercial accountable care organization with John Muir Health.

Blue Shield of California ends coverage for Avastin

Blue Shield of California will no longer pay for the use of the drug Avastin to treat breast cancer, a sign that support for the widely debated and expensive treatment may be eroding among health plans. Read more here

Alliance of healthcare rivals in California reducing costs

A rare alliance of healthcare rivals — a giant insurance company, a major hospital chain and a large doctors group— has managed to reduce healthcare costs through a radical new strategy: working together. The collaboration among Blue Shield of California, Catholic Healthcare West and Hill Physicians Medical Group shaved more than $20 million in costs last year and prevented an insurance rate hike for public sector workers in Northern California. Read more here

Movement against health insurers profits continues

Blue Shield of California, under fire for a series of recent rate hikes and the pay of its chief executive, plans to cut this year’s premiums by 2.5% for many of its 3.3 million policyholders as part of a new initiative to hold down costs. Read more here