MICHAEL HOPTAY, BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD OF TEXAS: Subsidy Buster
- Blues vote to allow switch to for-profit status. // Best's Review / Life-Health Insurance Edition;Aug94, Vol. 95 Issue 4, p10
Reports that the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association voted to allow its members to become for-profit companies.
- Blue Cross refunds premiums. // Newsweek;6/3/1985, Vol. 105 Issue 22, p55
Blue Cross-Blue Shield surprised many insured federal workers by announcing a refund in premiums. Recently-instituted health care billing and treatment practices succeeded in cutting costs, which enabled the proposed plan.
- Blues' building OK'd. Roy, Amy Krauss // Crain's Detroit Business;7/19/93, Vol. 9 Issue 29, p24
Announces the approval by Detroit's Downtown Development Authority of a project that will move employees of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan into downtown Detroit. Cost for construction of headquarters; Walk-in-customer-service center; Blues' day-care center.
- Seeking damage control. Raphael, Steve // Crain's Detroit Business;3/14/94, Vol. 10 Issue 11, p3
Reports that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan is focusing on damage control after it lost a federal contract and was accused of misusing Medicare money. Removal of employees; Advantages of Medicare on Blue Cross; Negotiations with the Health Care Financing Administration; Other problems;...
- Indiana, Ohio Blues plan merger. Jaklevic, Mary Chris; Japsen, Bruce // Modern Healthcare;12/5/94, Vol. 24 Issue 49, p10
Reports on the merger of Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Indiana and Ohio. Benefits of the merger; Move towards the regionality of health plans; Executives of the combined company; Resistance to the merger.
- Petersen takes executive position at Blue Cross. // Enterprise/Salt Lake City;1/8/96, Vol. 25 Issue 28, p5
Reports that Dr. S. Keith Petersen was appointed vice president at Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Effective date of position; Who he replaces.
- BLUES' HMO NETWORK GOES NATIONAL. // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;8/20/95, Vol. 69 Issue 16, p17
Reports that the National Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is linking together its member health plans to offer a national network of managed care services to Medicare recipients beginning January 1, 1995. Extension of health care coverage for the elderly and disabled to multiple states.
- Blues creating clinical, pay guidelines. // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;2/5/96, Vol. 70 Issue 3, p9
Reports on the plans of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association to develop a nationwide set of standards for clinical practices and reimbursement policies. Background information; Implications; Expectations.
- Blues plans take it on the chin. // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;04/20/97, Vol. 71 Issue 8, p55
States that the federal appeals court has given the go-ahead to the national Blue Cross Blue Shield Association to strip the Ohio Blues of its trademark. Major problems encountered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maine and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of...