Content about Anthem

August 16, 2013

The American Lung Association in Virginia and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield are supporting smokers in Richmond, Va., in their efforts to quit for good through the “Quitter in You” smoking-cessation campaign, the companies announced Friday.

RICHMOND, Va. — The American Lung Association in Virginia and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield are supporting smokers in Richmond, Va., in their efforts to quit for good through the “Quitter in You” smoking-cessation campaign, the companies announced Friday. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield awarded the American Lung Association in Virginia $72,000 as part of a total $1.5 million donation to the American Lung Association by Anthem’s parent company in support of the program.

June 3, 2013

The state attorney general of New York is urging health insurers to let patients buy specialty drugs through retail pharmacies instead of having to use mail-order.

NEW YORK — The state attorney general of New York is urging health insurers to let patients buy specialty drugs through retail pharmacies instead of having to use mail-order.

May 31, 2013

Anthem Blue Cross patients with HIV can continue receiving their drugs through community specialty pharmacies under a settlement of a lawsuit filed against the healthcare company by an advocacy organization.

NEW YORK — Anthem Blue Cross patients with HIV can continue receiving their drugs through community specialty pharmacies under a settlement of a lawsuit filed against the healthcare company by an advocacy organization.

In mid-November, Anthem Blue Cross adopted a policy that would require specialty pharmacy patients in California, most of them HIV patients, to receive their drugs via mail order through CuraScript, pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts' in-house specialty pharmacy, in order to receive coverage.

February 19, 2013

Anthem Blue Cross will indefinitely suspend a policy that would require many specialty pharmacy patients in California, most of them HIV patients, to receive their drugs via mail order in order to receive coverage for them, drawing criticism from patients and retail pharmacies.

NEW YORK — Anthem Blue Cross will indefinitely suspend a policy that would require many specialty pharmacy patients in California, most of them HIV patients, to receive their drugs via mail order in order to receive coverage for them, drawing criticism from patients and retail pharmacies.

December 12, 2012

Thousands of patients in Los Angeles with serious, chronic diseases could soon find themselves unable to get their drugs from community pharmacies, advocates for the pharmacies said.

NEW YORK — Thousands of patients in Los Angeles with serious, chronic diseases could soon find themselves unable to get their drugs from community pharmacies, advocates for the pharmacies said.

May 30, 2012

Some health insurers are requiring patients to pay larger sums for specialty drugs, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — Some health insurers are requiring patients to pay larger sums for specialty drugs, according to published reports.

January 10, 2011

Aurora Health Care has appointed a Wisconsin state official as its SVP and CFO.

MILWAUKEE — Aurora Health Care has appointed a Wisconsin state official as its SVP and CFO.

The nonprofit health system, which runs Aurora Health Care Pharmacy in Wisconsin, announced the appointment of Gail Hanson to the two positions, replacing David Eager, who will continue with Aurora’s finance group under Hanson’s leadership.

October 21, 2010

The dramatic rise in the prevalence of diabetes over the next several decades is likely...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT The dramatic rise in the prevalence of diabetes over the next several decades is likely to place huge strains on the U.S. healthcare system, costing the country hundreds of billions of dollars every year. It also means the diabetes market will continue to be a hot bed for innovation for decades to come.

(THE NEWS: Diabetes prevalence among Americans may increase to 33%, CDC study finds. For the full story, click here)

October 14, 2010

A local Blue Cross chapter has gained national recognition for its pilot diabetes program....

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. A local Blue Cross chapter has gained national recognition for its pilot diabetes program.

Anthem Blue Cross' health equities pilot is 1-of-7 programs recognized this year with a Best of Blue Clinical Distinction Award, an award developed by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and the Harvard Medical School department of healthcare policy, Anthem Blue Cross said.

July 22, 2010

The news that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia is developing tools to...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT The news that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia is developing tools to help members throughout the state easily access information on lower-cost emergency room alternatives -- like retail-based health clinics -- is just one more indicator that the physician shortage and soaring healthcare costs are taking a major toll on Americans.

(THE NEWS: Local Blue Cross Blue Shield offers ER alternatives to members. For the full story, click here)

July 20, 2010

Looking to help inform consumers on how to best access emergency room alternatives and receive...

RICHMOND, Va. Looking to help inform consumers on how to best access emergency room alternatives and receive the same medical care with less out-of-pocket cost, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia has announced the creation of a Google Map that identifies all of the ER alternatives available to members throughout the state.