BCBSM Partnerships

All Michigan public, charter and nonprofit schools encouraged to apply to Building Healthy Communities program

Are you looking for a way to help your child’s school improve student health and improve academic success? Helping could be as easy as encouraging them to apply for Building Healthy Communities. The partnership between Blue Cross Blue Shield of … Continue reading

Like any business, BCBSM purchases a variety of goods and services every year to support our business. From temporary staffing to care management, we rely on strong relationships with the companies we do business with to provide us with the … Continue reading

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Blue Care Network expands into Chippewa and Dickinson counties to increase access in the Upper Peninsula

Chippewa County War Memorial Hospital and Dickinson County Memorial Hospital are now included in Blue Care Network’s provider network.  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is expanding the number of health plan choices available to Upper Peninsula residents by expanding … Continue reading

Why patients will benefit from new value-based hospital reimbursement contracts

Blue Cross this week announced that it has reached an agreement with Trinity Health-Michigan to begin basing hospital reimbursement on patient outcomes and the quality and effectiveness of the care being delivered. The three-year contract is the first of its … Continue reading

U-M Health System executive who heads Blues hospital initiative cited as nationwide leader in patient safety

Darrell A. “Skip” Campbell Jr., a top surgeon at the University of Michigan who leads a Blue Cross-sponsored hospital partnership focusing on reducing surgical errors, has been named one of the nation’s top 50 experts leading the field of patient … Continue reading

Blues promote statewide MI Healthier Tomorrow wellness initiative

BCBSM has a proud tradition of working with other companies to support good causes. So when the state of Michigan unveiled its MI Healthier Tomorrow campaign in Detroit recently, it was not surprising that BCBSM and its partners in the … Continue reading

‘Business Imperative’: Blues Chief Daniel J. Loepp touts collaboration in health-business magazine cover story

BCBSM President and Chief Executive Daniel J. Loepp is featured on the cover of the January edition of Managed Healthcare Executive magazine for a story about the Blues’ efforts to improve health care quality and contain costs by partnering with … Continue reading

Simple remedies could improve treatment of blocked arteries, quality-improvement study finds

Patients who undergo treatment for blocked leg arteries suffer fewer complications and require fewer repeat procedures when they quit smoking and take an aspirin and statins ahead of time, according to new research funded by BCBSM. But few patients make … Continue reading

Health Affairs article shows ‘fee for value’ model effective

You haven’t been feeling well, so you finally decide to call your primary care doctor.  That doctor runs a battery of tests, then refers you to a specialist to get specific treatment. “Great,” you’re thinking.  “They’re going to run the … Continue reading

Building Healthy Communities initiative funds childhood health programs in 20 Michigan elementary schools

This fall the Blues, in partnerships with the Center for School Health in the College of Education at Wayne State University and the Michigan Fitness Foundation, kicked off the latest round of the Building Healthy Communities school-based childhood obesity grants initiative. … Continue reading