Cornerstone Health Care and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, the largest health insurer in the state, have partnered to form an accountable care organization that will tie reimbursement for care more closely to hitting quality measures.
BCBSNC captured the spirit of ACC basketball with a campaign that aimed beyond the arc and beyond the court. As Duke, NC State and North Carolina rallied for the Atlantic Coast Conference title, BCBSNC launched a two part contest which tallied their three-point shots and resulted in each of the Triangle teams’ selected charities receiving donations for an outstanding season.
“Even if you have good health insurance, the cost of a serious health crisis can mean prolonged stress and hardship for many families,” said Sean Kerns, vice president at Mosaic Group. “Supplemental insurance can help offset out-of-pocket costs, lost wages and day-to-day living expenses, allowing customers to focus on getting better.”
“This is a heartening example of the medical community and an insurance company working collaboratively so that patients benefit from the best possible treatment plans for cancer care,” said Don Bradley, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer for BCBSNC. “Plans like these can minimize testing and treatments that lack proven medical benefit, improve patients’ experience with the health care system, and in turn reduce medical costs for patients.”
“North Carolina businesses have shown their commitment to providing their employees with the support and tools to get fit,” said Sean Kerns, BCBSNC vice president of Specialty Markets. “Through the Get Fit Challenge, employees worked as a team to improve their fitness levels, get healthy and lose almost seven tons of weight. This effort has jump started new behaviors and habits that will help employees improve their quality of life and reduce their health care spending over time.”