Putting Patients At The Center Of Care

By Ryan Schuster The medical home model of care has been gaining steam in recent years for the promise it has shown in improving care coordination, bringing patients closer to their doctors and helping to improve the treatment of chronic conditions. Dr. Allan Korn, the chief medical officer and senior vice president for clinical affairs…
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Of North Dakota Employees Raise Funds For Diabetes Walk

By Denise Pinkney Last November, a family member of mine was diagnosed with diabetes. This year, I decided to take part in the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes event for the first time. I wasn’t the only person at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota to get involved. Employees formed six teams and…
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Exercise … At The Office?

By Ryan Schuster You don’t have to go to the gym or buy a treadmill to exercise. In fact, you don’t even have to leave the office to get moving. Office cubicle life can get a bit repetitive: Desk, chair, wall, repeat. But lately my office neighborhood has gotten a little more lively thanks to…
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Hoax Message On Medicare Rate Hike

So, in our last post, we did a little fact checking on the health insurance numbers used during the presidential debate. Today, we’ve got another tidbit for you – this one about an email titled “a Message from Blue Cross Blue Shield” that says Medicare Part B rates are going up considerably in 2014. It’s…
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A Look At Health Reform Statements From First Debate

From the beginning, there has been considerable confusion surrounding the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). That’s understandable. It is an incredibly detailed and complex law. So complex that politicians have been known to misstate key facts about the law. Such was the case during last week’s first presidential debate. President Barack Obama and…
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