Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Blues Anti-Fraud Unit Recouped More Than $270 Million

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s health care fraud investigation unit, the oldest and most successful health plan operation of its kind in the U.S., saved or recovered nearly $277 million since it first began operation nearly 30 years ago. … Continue reading

Alternative medicine partnership’s a natural for members

If you’re a Michigan Blue Cross member interested in alternative approaches to health care, we’re working to better serve your needs. Through our Blue365 partnership, we’ve teamed with Healthyroads, Inc.TM, a health improvement and wellness subsidiary of American Specialty Health … Continue reading

About Our Request to Increase Individual Product Premiums

On May 21, 2010, BCBSM requested approval for premium increases for our health plans for individual consumers under age 65. The mere fact that BCBSM requested approval is important. We are the only health plan in Michigan that must obtain … Continue reading

Imagine Having 250 Nurses at Your Fingertips – With BlueHealthConnection® You Can

BlueHealthConnection is a collection of health management programs that give Blues members access to health education, support, and health and wellness resources to help them take charge of their health. BlueHealthConnection offers several programs that are supported by licensed, registered … Continue reading

Stay Out! Hospitals partner with Blues to lower readmissions

This week, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan announced 15 physician organizations and hospitals across the state that will be collaborating with the Blues to reduce the incidence of preventable ER visits and preventable readmissions to the hospital. A preventable … Continue reading

National Nurses Week is here

We celebrate National Nurses Week from May 6 through May 12. This is a time to honor those gracious health care professionals who are dedicated to the wellbeing of patients. If you think National Nurses Week was created without any … Continue reading

The Physician Group Incentive Program

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan spearheads a number of statewide initiatives focused on improving health care quality. Check out this brief update from our recent Physician Group Incentive Program conference in Lansing. http://www.youtube.com/v/Yjs1EEz2VnU&hl=en_US&fs=1&color1=0×006699&color2=0x54abd6

Blues build social media leadership as Shannon Paul joins our team

Have you clicked your way to ahealthiermichigan.org lately?  Or Jodi Davis’ blog?  Or our Facebook page?  Or our Twitter profile? Or this? Or this Or even this blog? In a short time, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has certainly established … Continue reading

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan surprises students with Matthew Stafford on ACES Day

What were children across the world doing at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 5? Exercising!  That’s because it was ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously) Day, a program that encourages students to exercise and engage in physical activity.  And, Blue Cross … Continue reading

Blues poised to thrive, lead in a post-reform world

Discussions of how to fix our country’s broken health care system have dominated political discourse over the past year. Now that national health care reform legislation has been signed into law, our work has not ended. In fact, as BCBSM … Continue reading