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12:41 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Health insurance payments changing to boost reforms

Andy Hetzel says Blue Cross Blue Shield is trying to move hospital payments away from volume and toward value.
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For 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. A month ago, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan announced that 24 affiliated hospitals have agreed to launch or expand a different kind of reimbursement model.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:40 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Michigan Senate Approves Blue Cross Changes

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The Michigan Senate has given final approval to legislation to overhaul Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:12 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Blue Cross Overhaul Headed To House Floor Without Abortion Language

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A state House panel has decided not to add controversial abortion language to a proposed overhaul of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:47 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

State Senate Unanimously Passes Blue Cross Overhaul Without Abortion Language

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For the third time in four months, the state Senate has approved a plan to overhaul the state’s largest health insurer.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:14 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Michigan Senate Committee OKs Blue Cross Overhaul

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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.

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NewsRoom
6:19 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Approval Of Blue Cross Overhaul Not Quelling Debate Over Its Possible Effects

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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.   

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NewsRoom
4:25 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Schuette: Changes to Blue Cross Overhaul Bills Not Enough To Protect Seniors

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Michigan’s attorney general says state lawmakers must add more safeguards for seniors to legislation that would overhaul Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. 

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NewsRoom
6:17 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Blue Cross Officials Say Overhaul Must Pass Before End Of The Year

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan officials say time is running out for state lawmakers to pass a proposed overhaul of the company.   

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NewsRoom
7:17 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Senate Leader: Blue Cross Vote Eyed for Next Week

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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.

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NewsRoom
6:15 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Schuette Orders Audit of Blue Cross Assets

Hearings continued Thursday at the state Capitol on the future of Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Michigan.

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