Health Care Innovation

Immediate Reaction to President Obama’s ACA Announcement

BREAKING NEWS: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan monitored today’s remarks by President Obama, but we will need to review and understand the substantive changes he is proposing in the ACA regulations before we are able to inform our customers Continue reading

How information technology is enhancing health care value

Information technology has an important role to play in health care payment and delivery reforms. Dr. George Kipa, BCBSM’s deputy corporate medical director, recently appeared on a panel at the annual meeting of the Office of the National Coordinator for … Continue reading

“Man Up!”: Blues, 100 Black Men of Greater Detroit to offer free health screenings, walk on Belle Isle

BCBSM is once again partnering with 100 Black Men of Greater Detroit Inc. to host the “Man Up! For Better Health” event, a series of free health screenings and other services to demonstrate how personal health vigilance can positively impact communities. … Continue reading

Patient-centered medical homes improving care through stronger doctor-patient relationships

To Dr. Jeffrey Huotari, the biggest factor distinguishing his patient-centered medical home practice from a conventional practice is the focus on building relationships with patients. “Our belief is relationship equals results,” says Huotari, a family medicine practitioner in Houghton who … Continue reading