Blue Cross http://wkar.org en Health insurance payments changing to boost reforms http://wkar.org/post/health-insurance-payments-changing-boost-reforms <p>F<span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">or several years, Michigan hospitals and physicians have been implementing reforms aimed at cutting costs and improving patient care. Similar reforms are taking effect due to the Federal Affordable Care Act.</span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> A month ago, <a href="http://www.bcbsm.com/">Blue Cross Blue Shield</a> of Michigan announced that 24 affiliated hospitals have agreed to launch or expand a different kind of reimbursement model. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:41:08 +0000 Current State 50888 at http://wkar.org Health insurance payments changing to boost reforms Michigan Senate Approves Blue Cross Changes http://wkar.org/post/michigan-senate-approves-blue-cross-changes <p>The Michigan Senate has given final approval to legislation to overhaul Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 22:40:00 +0000 The Associated Press 32186 at http://wkar.org Michigan Senate Approves Blue Cross Changes Blue Cross Overhaul Headed To House Floor Without Abortion Language http://wkar.org/post/blue-cross-overhaul-headed-house-floor-without-abortion-language <p>A state House panel has decided not to add controversial abortion language to a proposed overhaul of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:12:33 +0000 Jake Neher 31566 at http://wkar.org Blue Cross Overhaul Headed To House Floor Without Abortion Language State Senate Unanimously Passes Blue Cross Overhaul Without Abortion Language http://wkar.org/post/state-senate-unanimously-passes-blue-cross-overhaul-without-abortion-language <p>For the third time in four months, the state Senate has approved a plan to overhaul the state’s largest health insurer.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:47:11 +0000 Jake Neher 30419 at http://wkar.org State Senate Unanimously Passes Blue Cross Overhaul Without Abortion Language Michigan Senate Committee OKs Blue Cross Overhaul http://wkar.org/post/michigan-senate-committee-oks-blue-cross-overhaul <p>A legislative committee has approved bills to overhaul Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan that don't include abortion provisions that led Republican Gov. Rick Snyder to veto the measure in December.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 22:14:23 +0000 The Associated Press 30291 at http://wkar.org Michigan Senate Committee OKs Blue Cross Overhaul Approval Of Blue Cross Overhaul Not Quelling Debate Over Its Possible Effects http://wkar.org/post/approval-blue-cross-overhaul-not-quelling-debate-over-its-possible-effects <p>Supporters of a plan to overhaul Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan are praising state lawmakers for passing the measure. Some critics say more work needs to be done.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:19:25 +0000 Jake Neher 28009 at http://wkar.org Approval Of Blue Cross Overhaul Not Quelling Debate Over Its Possible Effects Schuette: Changes to Blue Cross Overhaul Bills Not Enough To Protect Seniors http://wkar.org/post/schuette-changes-blue-cross-overhaul-bills-not-enough-protect-seniors <p>Michigan’s attorney general says state lawmakers must add more safeguards for seniors to legislation that would overhaul Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 21:25:13 +0000 Jake Neher 27161 at http://wkar.org Schuette: Changes to Blue Cross Overhaul Bills Not Enough To Protect Seniors Blue Cross Officials Say Overhaul Must Pass Before End Of The Year http://wkar.org/post/blue-cross-officials-say-overhaul-must-pass-end-year <p>Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan officials say time is running out for state lawmakers to pass a proposed overhaul of the company.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 23:17:35 +0000 Jake Neher 26884 at http://wkar.org Blue Cross Officials Say Overhaul Must Pass Before End Of The Year Senate Leader: Blue Cross Vote Eyed for Next Week http://wkar.org/post/senate-leader-blue-cross-vote-eyed-next-week <p>Senate Majority Randy Richardville says the proposed overhaul of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan could be taken up next week during the chamber's last session until after the election.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 23:17:55 +0000 The Associated Press 25265 at http://wkar.org Senate Leader: Blue Cross Vote Eyed for Next Week Schuette Orders Audit of Blue Cross Assets http://wkar.org/post/schuette-orders-audit-blue-cross-assets <p>Hearings continued Thursday at the state Capitol on the future of Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Michigan.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 22:15:26 +0000 Rick Pluta 24603 at http://wkar.org Schuette Orders Audit of Blue Cross Assets