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Earth Day 2016: Healthy Planet, Healthy People

Posted by Phyllis Barber, Highmark BCBS, Kyle Cahill, BCBSMA and Brandon Tidwell, BSCA on April 20, 2016

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe."

– John Muir

Humans are only a small part of the incredibly complex but connected...

Healthy Living, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Blue Shield of California, Innovation, Highmark BCBS, The Power of Blue

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Working Together to End the Country’s Opioid Epidemic

Posted by Alissa Fox, Senior Vice President, BCBSA Office of Policy and Representation on April 12, 2016

Opioid addiction in the United States has escalated into a deadly epidemic, claiming the lives of 78 Americans every day. What often starts as treatment for pain too frequently ends in addiction or even death. In fact, at least half of all...

Prescription Drugs, Ethics, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Safety, Data

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BCBS Companies Work to Create a Healthier Environment

Posted by Phyllis Barber, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Kyle Cahill, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Brandon Tidwell, Blue Shield of California on April 20, 2015

As a network of organizations focused on health and well-being, Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies view each Earth Day as an opportunity to renew and refresh our efforts to create a healthier environment. Without question, a world with...

Worksite Wellness, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Blue Shield of California, Innovation, Highmark BCBS, The Power of Blue

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Massachusetts AQC Model Shows Positive Results

Posted by Elizabeth Casey on December 10, 2014

The world of healthcare is a hotbed for innovation. Every day, leading minds from across the industry work to improve the quality of the system, whether that means developing new medical technologies and perfecting the treatment of severe...

Payment Models, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Affordable Care, Healthcare Transformation, Quality Care, Quality Outcomes

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Getting Worksite Wellness Right

Posted by Cathy Hartman, Vice President of Prevention and Wellness at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts on October 1, 2014

Now more than ever, employers are embracing worksite wellness programs to improve the health of their employees, reduce absenteeism, recruit and retain the best and brightest, and produce medical cost savings in the long-run. In fact, 50...

Healthy Living, Worksite Wellness, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Health

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