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2020
February
14,
2020
| 07:01 PM America/New_York
By Kevin Conlin If ever there were an argument for competition, look no further than the generic drug market. According to Health of America research, the average cost-per-script for single-source generic drugs, i.e. drugs with no competiti...
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February
11,
2020
| 06:46 PM America/New_York
By building a robust payer-provider relationship, payers can better ascertain the right quality measures to mobilize pediatric quality measures in value-based care. If value-based care in pediatric healthcare truly is the future of value-based...
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January
24,
2020
| 10:46 PM America/New_York
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) joined 17 other Blue Cross Blue Shield plans across the country to announce a collaborative partnership with Civica to create a new subsidiary dedicated to lowering the cost of selecte...
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January
24,
2020
| 10:45 PM America/New_York
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and 18 independent and locally-operated BCBS companies are partnering with Civica Rx to lower the cost of generic prescription drugs. The 18 BCBS companies will provide $55 million to help create a Civica...
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January
06,
2020
| 09:31 PM America/New_York
The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey has long strived to empower and sustain African American businesses across the state through entrepreneurship and capitalistic initiatives. That mission, coupled with our goal of ensuring equ...
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2019
November
26,
2019
| 06:17 PM America/New_York
Last fall, in his first public statements as the chairman, CEO and president of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Kevin Conlin played it close the vest. He was thoughtful and deliberate, as is his way. And nothing he told ROI-NJ on th...
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November
26,
2019
| 06:12 PM America/New_York
In a move that will dramatically change the corporate status and corporate actions of the state’s largest health insurer, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, legislation was introduced Monday that would make it possible for the company ...
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October
18,
2019
| 10:16 PM America/New_York
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey announced Monday that it has been named the exclusive medical carrier for the state of New Jersey’s public employee health programs, the State Health Benefits Program and the School Employees’ Health B...
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October
18,
2019
| 10:14 PM America/New_York
Opioid addiction has led to thousands of deaths nationwide, with 68% of the United States’ 70,000 fatal overdoses occurring in 2017 being attributed to a prescription or illicit opioid. Recently, Oxycontin manufacturer Purdue Pharma, agreed to a ...
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October
18,
2019
| 10:07 PM America/New_York
The Garden's State's largest health network is investing $1 million dollars in a comprehensive strategy to combat vaping among middle school and high school students. "The statistics that are out there now are really only the tip of the iceber...
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September
11,
2019
| 10:19 PM America/New_York
State officials along with insurance and healthcare providers in New Jersey are joining forces to address the glaring racial disparities in the state’s maternal and infant care. They are part of a unique seven-state coalition focused on reducing ...
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September
11,
2019
| 10:14 PM America/New_York
In a first-of-its kind partnership that brings together New Jersey’s State Medicaid agency, its largest health insurer and biggest health care system, the Garden State has been selected to become a laboratory for innovating solutions to reverse m...
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September
11,
2019
| 09:48 PM America/New_York
In a partnership that brings together New Jersey’s State Medicaid agency, its largest health insurer and biggest health care system, the Garden State has been selected to become a laboratory for innovating solutions to reverse maternal and infant...
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September
11,
2019
| 09:44 PM America/New_York
In the first known partnership of its kind, a major insurer and health system in New Jersey are partnering with the state's Medicaid agency to test innovative solutions to reduce health disparities and maternal and infant mortality rates. Thei...
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July
11,
2019
| 03:47 PM America/New_York
  Kevin Conlin, President & CEO of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ) was recently interviewed for New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute's Take Five series.  Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has been a memb...
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June
12,
2019
| 07:04 PM America/New_York
Horizon Healthcare Services Inc., New Jersey’s largest health insurer, is leveraging near real-time data analytics to identify high-risk members and implement targeted formulary and drug adherence interventions to improve outcomes. Partnering with...
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June
04,
2019
| 11:38 PM America/New_York
As healthcare continues to change, it is up to the chief transformation officer to keep tabs on the innovations and how they are forging the new landscape of the industry. The role is meant to help reshape the delivery of care.  Divya Paliwal,...
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June
04,
2019
| 11:33 PM America/New_York
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey saw claims savings of $8,000 per practice per month plus improvements in several quality measures when it implemented a “secret shopper” study that evaluated the care given by its primary care provider...
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May
22,
2019
| 05:03 PM America/New_York
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) announced on Tuesday it is distributing free drug disposal packets to 55,000 members. Horizon will also partner with law enforcement and community organizations to distribute an add...
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May
21,
2019
| 08:41 PM America/New_York
As part of its value-based transformation initiative and ongoing work to proactively collaborate with providers and members, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (HBCBSNJ) developed the Clinical Advisory Council of Nurses. Similar to i...
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May
01,
2019
| 09:00 PM America/New_York
Julie Shannon Monday, April 29, 2019   The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey was named among 20 organizations by South Jersey Biz Magazine as having "made it their mission to give back to the communities they serve." Read more from So...
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April
15,
2019
| 06:54 PM America/New_York
Primary care physicians (PCPs) are often among the first to spot behavioral problems in patients. To help make the process of finding the right behavioral health professional more seamless, Horizon BCBSNJ has teamed up with Quartet Health. Through Qu...
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April
05,
2019
| 06:58 PM America/New_York
Nineteen New Jersey companies received perfect scores in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2019 Corporate Equality Index, used to judge how employers meet the needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community with policies an...
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March
27,
2019
| 06:08 PM America/New_York
The director for noninfectious diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rita Noonan, says the first wave of the opioid epidemic was due to over-prescription. “We are literally talking about the public health epidemic of our ...
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March
27,
2019
| 06:02 PM America/New_York
It’s an epidemic that claimed more than 3,000 lives in New Jersey last year and another 500 in the first three months of this year. And now state and federal officials say it’s time to join forces to combat the public health epidemic of our lifeti...
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February
25,
2019
| 07:14 PM America/New_York
Addressing the social determinants of health requires that payers and providers get into the communities they serve.   That’s the driving factor behind the success Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has found in its project in Newark—and...
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February
13,
2019
| 02:28 PM America/New_York
In an effort to reach more children in need, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is doubling funding for its Kids Oral Health Program.    Read more at NJBIZ. ...
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January
28,
2019
| 02:50 PM America/New_York
NJTV's Tragedy's Trauma and Treatment Series Features Horizon/RWJBH's Collaborative Social Determinants of Care Effort. https://www.njtvonline.org/news/collection/traumas-tragedy-and-treatment/ ...
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January
09,
2019
| 05:47 PM America/New_York
The state's largest insurer, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, needs women for a big national study of breast cancer... Read more at northjersey.com. ...
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January
08,
2019
| 08:08 PM America/New_York
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is covering the cost for 5,000 of its members to participate in a five-year study designed to improve screening guidelines for mammograms. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is covering the cost ...
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