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2011 News Articles

December 29, 2011
Adopt an anti-New Year's resolution mindset, Boston Globe

December 26, 2011
At the top of their game: Prominent Bostonians share secrets on staying healthy, Boston Globe

December 26, 2011
Health Insurers Slow Rise in Fees, Boston Globe

December 23, 2011
The state's big Medicare experiment, Boston Globe

December 21, 2011
The health-care landscape is shifting, Boston Globe

December 20, 2011
State to debut Medicare pay plan, Boston Globe

December 12, 2011
Future of U.S. Health Care — What Is a Hospital? An Insurer?, Wall Street Journal

December 8, 2011
Blue Cross and Tufts Medical set contract; Deal means consumers can keep their doctors, Boston Globe

November 14, 2011
Cooley Dickinson Hospital emphasizes preventative care under new Alternative Quality Contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield, The Republican

November 1, 2011
A Mobile Oasis in a 'Food Desert', New York Times

October 23, 2011
'Plug in the dike' — Limited health plans considered, Worcester Telegram & Gazette

October 17, 2011
Massachusetts Tries to Rein in Its Health Cost, New York Times

October 12, 2011
After study, Blue Cross decides to stay nonprofit public charity, Boston Globe

October 8, 2011
Heading for the fiscal ER, Boston Globe

October 6, 2011
Partners CEO: A 'Sentinel Moment' In Health Reform?, WBUR's Commonhealth Blog

October 6, 2011
Partners, Blue Cross tackle high premiums, Boston Globe

October 5, 2011
Partners joins Blue Cross in health savings plan, Boston Herald

October 2, 2011
Health care cost reductions show much-needed ingenuity, Boston Globe

September 24, 2011
Volunteerism alive and well in Brockton area, Brockton Enterprise

September 24, 2011
Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Crew Working Hard for Crossroads!, Crossroads for Kids

September 22, 2011
A Day With the "Blue Crew", Save the Harbor / Save the Bay

September 22, 2011
Hale Receives Renovations from "BlueCrew", Westwood Patch

September 21, 2011
Blue Cross "Blue Crew" helps rebuild tornado damaged Veterans, Springfield Republican

September 21, 2011
Service Day Broadcast, WGGB TV ABC Springfield

September 20, 2011
Service Day Broadcast, WSHM TV CBS Springfield

September 20, 2011
Volunteers rebuild Monson park, WWLP 22 News NBC Springfield

September 20, 2011
South Shore charities benefit from BCBS Service Day, Boston Globe

September 8, 2011
BCBSMA Introduces Benefit Plans for Cities and Towns Adopting New Municipal Health Law, Boston.com

September 8, 2011
15,000 Volunteer Hours Provided in One Day by 3,000 Blue Cross Employees, Boston.com

September 7, 2011
Health Care Spending and Quality in Year 1 of the Alternative Quality Contract, The New England Journal of Medicine

August 19, 2011
Iselin: Driven by a mission to improve health care access, Boston Business Journal

August 15, 2011
Health insurers post higher earnings, Boston Globe

August 15, 2011
Insurers say they accepted insufficient rate increases, Boston Herald

July 25, 2011
Another experiment: Quality incentive pay model under way in Boston, Modern Healthcare

July 15, 2011
Guest Post: Global Payments In Practice 'Even Better Than We Expected', WBUR's Commonhealth Blog

July 14, 2011
New Blue Cross Blue Shield contract produces "modest" savings, study finds, Boston Globe

July 13, 2011
PDF Health Care Spending and Quality in Year 1 of the Alternative Quality Contract, Commonwealth Fund

July 7, 2011
Blue Cross to refund CEO's exit pay to clients, Boston Globe

June 29, 2011
FreshStart Check-In, And Slipping In The Exercise, WBUR's Commonhealth Blog

June 27, 2011
Weekly challenge: get more steps, Boston Globe's Daily Dose Blog

June 27, 2011
Healthy steps, Boston Globe

June 27, 2011
Letter: Blue Cross pays municipal EMS directly, New Bedford Standard Times

June 21, 2011
Letter: Blue Cross only wants fair billing for all, Gloucester Times

June 16, 2011
Quality, not quantity, The Economist

June 16, 2011
Danvers participates in "Well Power" program, Boston Globe

June 10, 2011
PDF Changing nature of health care raises compete level, Boston Business Journal

June 4, 2011
More Massachusetts health insurers launching tiered plans, Patriot Ledger

May 29, 2011
LGH among least expensive hospitals in Mass., Lowell Sun

May 27, 2011
Blue Cross CEO shuns annual bonus, Cape Cod Times

May 18, 2011
Letter: Global payments work, Boston Herald

May 14, 2011
Patrick says Romney plays both sides on health care, Boston Globe

May 6, 2011
Blue Cross, Southcoast Hospitals reach accord, New Bedford Standard Times

May 1, 2011
Op-ed: Mending health care in Massachusetts, The Washington Post

April 27, 2011
Editorial: Alarm rings hollow, Boston Herald

April 25, 2011
Volunteers clean up pond at Brockton VA hospital, Brockton Enterprise

April 15, 2011
PDF Larger employers take holistic approach to health, Boston Business Journal

April 15, 2011
PDF Companies find that investing in wellness programs pays off in the long run, Boston Business Journal

April 13, 2011
Video: Healthcare Uncovered: Affording the Future, WCVB - Chronicle

April 8, 2011
Durable Solutions - Massachusetts' largest health plan puts providers on a budget, Managed Healthcare Executive

March 27, 2011
State seeks to lead health care reform pack, Cape Cod Times

March 21, 2011
Health group takes preventive care up a notch, New Bedford Standard Times

March 18, 2011
PDF Spotlight: Bruce Bullen, Boston Business Journal

March 18, 2011
PDF Most Admired Health Care Companies, Boston Business Journal

March 17, 2011
Coming Soon To Your Smartphone: Where The Cheaper MRIs Are, WBUR's Commonhealth Blog

March 15, 2011
BBJ names Healthiest Employers Finalists, Boston Business Journal

March 13, 2011
Pay may be hot issue, but other factors push harder on health, Boston Globe

March 13, 2011
MASS. MARKET: Blues CEO's affordability mission could be undermined, Patriot Ledger

March 11, 2011
Redirect the outrage, Boston Globe

March 10, 2011
Amid outrage, Blue Cross chief fights to "reclaim" company's standing, State House News Service

March 9, 2011
Insurer's board suspends own pay, Boston Globe

March 9, 2011
AG keeps eye on Blue Cross Blue Shield's nonprofit plan, Boston Herald

March 9, 2011
Halting Board Member Pay, Blue Cross Ponders Nonprofit Status, WBUR

March 2, 2011
Rising market lifts big 3 Mass. insurers, Boston Globe

February 28, 2011
Health insurers offer patients the option of paying extra for higher-priced care, Washington Post

February 28, 2011
Getting serious about lowering municipal health-care costs, Lowell Sun

February 18, 2011
PDF Blue Cross Blue Shield chief says AQC pays, Boston Business Journal

February 17, 2011
Why is Andrew Dreyfus Smiling?, WBUR's Commonhealth Blog

February 17, 2011
Patrick proposes health fee overhaul, Boston Globe

February 17, 2011
PDF Health industry begins digesting Patrick's cost control plan, State House News Service

February 16, 2011
Managed care taken to next level: State can learn from Blue Cross approach, Boston Herald

February 15, 2011
Insurers seeking smaller rate hikes, Boston Globe

February 11, 2011
Health care is Topic One for local business leaders, Southcoast Today

February 10, 2011
Plans steer patients to lower-cost hospitals, Boston Globe

February 10, 2011
Health Plan Charges Up To $1,000 More For 'High-Cost' Hospitals, WBUR

February 6, 2011
All inclusive: A new system to control costs puts doctors on fixed budgets to treat patients. Will it be good for consumers?, Boston Globe

January 28, 2011
Blue Cross: New payment system shows promise, Lowell Sun

January 27, 2011
Can global payments fix health care costs?, WGBH TV's Emily Rooney Show

January 25, 2011
Health insurance mega merger in Massachusetts, NECN

January 25, 2011
Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts Discuss Possible Health Insurance Merger, WBZ

January 25, 2011
2 big health plans may merge, Boston Globe

January 25, 2011
Picturing lower costs, Boston Globe

January 23, 2011
Blue Cross CEO says providers must control costs, or else, Boston Globe

January 21, 2011
Ten interesting points about Blue Cross 'dazzling' results, WBUR Commonhealth Blog

January 21, 2011
Mass. Blue Cross reports high marks for global payment plan, Commonhealth Blog

January 21, 2011
Insurer says new pay plan working, Boston Globe

January 21, 2011
Health Care on a Budget: The Early Results, WBUR

January 18, 2011
Health plans are tiering up, Commonwealth Magazine

January 14, 2011
PDF Insurers, hospitals move on health payment reform, Boston Business Journal

 

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