Independence Blue Cross, the dominant health insurer for workers in the Philadelphia area, is establishing a nonprofit foundation designed to raise the insurer’s profile as a donor to health-related programs.
New Integrated Provider Performance Incentive program encourages doctors, hospitals and medical health professionals to give better care and reduce costs.
Indpendence Blue Cross and the Jefferson Health System agreed on a new contract that can be identified as framework for other regional health systems.
Under the current payment system, doctors get paid for patient visits, but not much of the related administrative work.
Subscribers of the adultBasic plan received a surprising 96% increase in their rates as imposed by the state of Pennsylvania
The replacement plans will be more expensive, and provide less coverage.
The buyout was offered 840 employees.
The Times-Tribune calls for a statewide health insurance plan for public school teachers, while the CEO of IBC says that the federal government’s health care reform plans should build on the existing system.
The filed for the changes to take effect on July 1.