Tagged: arkansas blue cross & blue shield

‘Any Willing Provider' Bill Returns, This Time Without Wilson Off to Races

by Mark Friedman 3/31/2014 12:00 am

A bill that has occupied lawyers for a full decade might have been a mere blip in the state's long legislative history had Nick Wilson, the powerful and ultimately disgraced state senator from Pocahontas, not been so eager to get to the horse races on one particular day in February 1995.

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield's Reimbursement Rates Raise Concerns From Specialists

by Mark Friedman 12/16/2013 12:00 am

Starting Jan. 1, ABCBS will pay physician specialists 15 percent less for the same procedures done by non-specialists, such as family practice doctors, for patients who bought policies through the new health insurance exchange, she said. The new fees won't apply to the carrier's current commercial policies or group plans.

Insurance Companies Concerned About Health Care Website

by Mark Friedman 12/2/2013 12:00 am

Two months after the launch of the health insurance marketplace website, Arkansas insurance companies are still concerned about it.

Mark White on Who Wins, Who Loses With Obamacare

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/11/2013 12:00 am

Mark White first joined Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield as a staff accountant in 1970. He held various positions throughout his career before being named the company's president and CEO in 2009.

Premium Is On People At Blue Cross Blue Shield

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2013 12:00 am

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield exists to serve its customers, but the state's largest health insurer has made it a priority to take care of its employees too.

With Portions of Obamacare Set to Begin, Questions Remain

by Mark Friedman 9/2/2013 12:00 am

Oct. 1 will mark one of the biggest changes in the history of health insurance in the United States. On that day, open enrollment begins in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Several unanswered questions exist about the ACA.

Premium Still Rising for Health Insurers

by Mark Friedman 9/2/2013 12:00 am

2012 was a good year for nearly all the companies on this year's list of the largest health insurance companies. Eight of the top nine carriers on the list, which is ranked by premium written in Arkansas, saw their premium rise in 2012 over 2011 numbers.

Health Care Revenue Up Slightly in 2012

by Mark Friedman 5/20/2013 12:00 am

National reports of slowing growth in health care spending were reflected in Arkansas Business' list of the largest private companies.

Online Health Records for Patients Will Still Require Oversight

by Jan Cottingham 4/8/2013 12:00 am

The effort to digitize health care records has been underway for years, but it gained new momentum — and qualified health care providers gained financial incentives — with the 2009 passage by Congress of the Health Information Technology for Economic & Clinical Health Act, known as HITECH.

American Medical Association Criticizes Lack of Competition In Arkansas Health Insurance Market

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/3/2012 12:00 am

The American Medical Association has called out a number of states, including Arkansas, for a lack of competition among large health insurers.