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Blue Cross NC estimates $590M+ impact from coronavirus pandemic. Are premiums set to rise?
| News Story | Triangle Business Journal

Blue Cross NC estimates $590M+ impact from coronavirus pandemic. Are premiums set to rise?

North Carolina's largest health insurer currently estimates it will see a $593 million impact related to Covid-19, but its leadership says whether or not that affects premiums for its 3.8 million customers depends on the length of the pandemic and the resurgence of deferred medical procedures. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has been working throughout the pandemic alongside hospital systems and state officials to prepare for potential surge of Covid-19 patients, rolling out multiple reimbursement policies, initiatives and investments.
BCBS helps providers through COVID-19 crisis
| News Story | Carteret County News-Times

BCBS helps providers through COVID-19 crisis

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina announced it will speed up payments to providers as they deal with potential short-term cash flow challenges from COVID-19. According to a Friday release, the company said it is also fast-tracking proactive steps to support hospitals, physicians, nurses and thousands of other health care providers across North Carolina as they mount a response to COVID-19.
Blue Cross NC to waive customer costs for COVID-19 treatment
| News Story | WNCT

Blue Cross NC to waive customer costs for COVID-19 treatment

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) announced it is waiving member cost-sharing – including deductibles, co-payments, and coinsurance – for treatments related to COVID-19 if a member is diagnosed with the virus.
Blue Cross Blue Shield adds over phone doctor visits during coronavirus outbreak
| News Story | WFMY News 2

Blue Cross Blue Shield adds over phone doctor visits during coronavirus outbreak

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina is encouraging members to call their doctor and ask for a virtual visit to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Virtual doctor visits can be held by phone or video to allow more people to access care from home, Blue Cross NC announced in a news release.

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