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Report Finds Significant Cost Variations in Knee and Hip Replacement Procedures Across the U.S.

Posted by Elizabeth Casey on January 22, 2015

Today’s healthcare consumers have an increasing thirst for information that will empower them to make informed decisions about their care. The industry is in the midst of a transformation to meet the needs and expectations of...

Affordable Care, Healthcare Transformation, Cost Control, Data

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How Data and Quality Can Help Heal the Healthcare System

Posted by David Carmouche, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Sr. Vice President of External Operations, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana on November 11, 2014

When physicians take the Hippocratic Oath before they begin to practice medicine, they vow to treat patients with care. It is always the physician’s intention to comfort and heal patients, and, even better, prevent disease when...

Payment Models, Affordable Care, Healthcare Transformation, Cost Control, Quality Outcomes, Data, Coordinated Care, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

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Leading the Way to a Healthier America

Posted by Paul Gerrard, Vice President, Strategic Communications, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association on September 16, 2014

To fix America’s healthcare system, we need private sector leadership.

Understandably, the public sector’s role is often the primary focus when it comes to health reform. But even as the Affordable Care Act expands access to...

Safety, Affordable Care, Healthcare Transformation, Cost Control, Quality Care, Quality Outcomes

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Sticker Shock: The Impact of Hidden Medical Costs

Posted by Ellen Chu, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina on August 12, 2014

Most consumers wouldn’t even think of shopping for a car, smartphone, appliances – you name it – without comparing prices and features online.

So why do people shop for their healthcare this way?

Comparing the...

Affordable Care, Cost Control, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

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