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CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

May 17, 2023

‘Well-being is for everyone’: CareFirst adds range of emotional and mental health tools

Maryland insurance provider CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield added Los WellSet, a digital holistic health studio that offers various emotional and mental health tools.

Mar 7, 2023

CareFirst joins with Aledade to reduce health care costs

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and Aledade Inc., a Bethesda-based public benefit corporation, announced the formation of a strategic alliance.

Jan 24, 2023

Curation Health, UMMS, CareFirst enter into value-based medicine partnership

Annapolis-based Curation Health will partner with University of Maryland Medical System and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to improve population health and wellness through value-based care programs.

Oct 26, 2022

Johns Hopkins Medicine, CareFirst reach new contract agreement, reversing planned split

Johns Hopkins Medicine and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield announced an agreement on a new multiyear contract.

Jan 25, 2022

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield recommits to Maryland headquarters

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the largest health care company in the Mid-Atlantic region, announced a renewed 15-year lease for its Maryland headquarters.

Aug 16, 2021

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to require workforce to get vaccinated

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield announced it will make COVID-19 vaccinations a requirement for its workforce, Boards of Directors and guests.

Dec 20, 2019

CareFirst acquires Medicaid plans in Maryland, Washington

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has purchased Medicaid  managed care organization plans in Maryland and Washington as the region’s dominant health insurer adds Medicaid plans to its portfolio for the first time in decades, the insurer announced Friday. The nonprofit insurer bought University of Maryland Health Partners, owned by the University of Maryland Medical System, and Washington, [&hellip[...]

Jun 5, 2019

CareFirst and LifeBridge team up on startup competition, other efforts

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and LifeBridge Health hope that combining to fund innovative health startups can suggest ways to cut costs and find efficiencies across the payer-provider relationship. The effort started Wednesday morning with a pitch competition where the insurer and the hospital also announced plans for an innovation center set to open late this year […]

Apr 3, 2019

Hopkins says Pugh sought to sell it ‘Holly’ books

An employee of Johns Hopkins Health System was approached by then-Sen. Catherine Pugh about buying her “Health Holly” children’s books but declined, a system spokeswoman said Wednesday. At the time, Pugh sat on the Senate Finance Committee, the panel responsible for legislation affecting hospitals. Johns Hopkins University and the health system each have no record […]

Jan 2, 2019

CareFirst sees some members take advantage of less-expensive plans

More than 1,600 CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield members on the individual market heeded the insurer’s call to switch plans for 2019, potentially tapping into hundreds of dollars a month in savings. While preparing its rates for 2019, CareFirst realized that thousands of its members in PPO plans were paying more for the same services they could […]

Nov 29, 2018

Baltimore sues drugmaker as pharmaceutical spending rises

Frustration over the rising cost of prescription drugs may be reaching a tipping point for Maryland stakeholders. Last week, Baltimore, which runs a self-funded health plan for its employees, filed a federal lawsuit alleging a pharmaceutical company had engaged in anti-competitive practices that kept a generic version of one of its products from coming to […]

Nov 26, 2018

CareFirst considers offering Medicare and Medicaid products

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield may make a play to enter the Medicare Advantage and managed Medicaid markets, Brian Pieninck, the insurer’s president and CEO, said. Pieninck took over as CareFirst’s president and CEO over the summer. CareFirst has not been in the Medicare Advantage market in nearly two decades, but Pieninck sees the market as an […]

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