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Health plans ramp up new IT efforts

In the midst of metropolitan Minneapolis-St. Paul, surrounded by the rich farmland of the Midwest, lurks a food desert, believed to be the fifth largest in the U.S. Metro residents lack access to adequate and inexpensive supplies of fresh fruit, vegetables and other “whole” foods. That leads to poor eating habits, particularly for those prone… Read More »

Health plans in the catbird seat for pushing provider interoperability

Health plans are in a central position to improve interoperability, especially through the use of payment models that require certain standards for how providers exchange data. The growing shift to value-based care can be the impetus for the push to data exchange, says Vindell Washington, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer of Blue… Read More »

Lyft eyes bigger role in nonemergency medical transport, MA plans

Brief Published Feb. 8, 2019 Dive Brief: With more flexible benefits in Medicare Advantage plans, rideshare platform Lyft has upgraded its Concierge product to better support the needs of medical facilities and patients. The upgrade, announced Thursday, comes as Lyft is expanding its collaborations with Blue Cross Blue Shield Institute and LogistiCare to bring provide nonemergency… Read More »