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Oral Health Initiative Sparks Solutions for Healthier Smiles in North Carolina
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Oral Health Initiative Sparks Solutions for Healthier Smiles in North Carolina

“Dental health and dental education lay the necessary foundation for overall health,” said Don Bradley, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer for BCBSNC. “Medical research indicates a link between poor oral health and major health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and stroke2. That makes this an issue we can’t ignore.”
BCBSNC Announces Rate Information for Individual ACA Health Plans
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BCBSNC Announces Rate Information for Individual ACA Health Plans

“Health reform is complicated, and it affects everyone differently. We want to help North Carolina consumers understand how they will be affected and provide information to support them in making the best decision for their personal situation,” said Barbara Morales Burke, BCBSNC vice president of health policy and chief compliance officer.
BCBSNC, UNC School of Medicine Collaborate to Benefit Veterans and Tackle Health Care Professional Shortage
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BCBSNC, UNC School of Medicine Collaborate to Benefit Veterans and Tackle Health Care Professional Shortage

“Collaborating on creative approaches like this program will help us tackle the challenges our health care system is facing,” said Brad Wilson, BCBSNC president and CEO. “It’s a simple equation: we need more physician assistants in North Carolina, and our veterans want the jobs. When these medics return home, they’ll have the opportunity to take their experience in the field and use it to advance their careers and continue to care for patients.”
BCBSNC and Wilmington Health Launch ACO to Benefit Southeastern North Carolina Patients
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BCBSNC and Wilmington Health Launch ACO to Benefit Southeastern North Carolina Patients

“We’re on our way to a health care system in North Carolina that rewards doctors and hospitals for quality, not quantity of services. Organizations like these are an important step as we continue down this path.” said Dr. Don Bradley, BCBSNC chief medical officer. “Wilmington Health has already shown leadership in improving quality through collaboration and teamwork. Together we can achieve our shared goals of improving efficiency and health outcomes while ultimately lowering health care costs for our customers.”
BCBSNC Announces the 2012 Health Innovation Challenge Finalists
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BCBSNC Announces the 2012 Health Innovation Challenge Finalists

“We received a great response to our call for innovative ideas, which we hope will help improve the overall health of North Carolinians and reduce the obesity rate in North Carolina,” said Sean Kerns, BCBSNC vice president of Diversified Markets. “This challenge gave us the opportunity to tap into the vast depth of knowledge of individuals across our state to influence and impact change.”
BCBSNC Announces the 2012 Health Innovation Challenge
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BCBSNC Announces the 2012 Health Innovation Challenge

“This challenge is not only a great opportunity for us to help impact the overall health of North Carolinians and reduce the obesity rate in North Carolina, but it also supports local companies, entrepreneurs and our economy,” said Sean Kerns, BCBSNC vice president of diversified markets. “BCBSNC supports improving the health and wellness of our state, and we are excited to collaborate with Bull City Forward, Queen City Forward and the Institute for Emerging Issues to offer this challenge.”

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