Premera Blue Cross

Finalists Announced for 5th Annual Benefitfocus Celebrate Community Awards | PR Newswire | 2/10/2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNFT ), a leading cloud-based benefits management platform and services provider, today announced the finalists for the 5 th annual Celebrate Community Awards. Thirty-three customers and partners were chosen in seven award categories, based on the results they have achieved while working with Benefitfocus. The winners are companies with a holistic benefits management approach spanning education and decision-enablement, data-driven plan design and …

2020-2021 Premera Blue Cross BROADWAY AT THE PARAMOUNT Season! | 2/7/2020

From the press release: SEATTLE, WA – The 2020/2021 Premera Blue Cross Broadway at The Paramount season brings another year of extraordinary entertainment to The Paramount Theatre, with a schedule of shows back by popular demand, as well as classics, and brand-new hit musicals direct from Broadway. Subscription renewals go on sale February 4 at 10am and new subscriptions will be available in late March. The season kicks off with …

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Premera hires former Mayor David Condon for VP role in Spokane - Thu, 06 Feb 2020 PST | 2/6/2020

Premera hires former Mayor David Condon for VP role in Spokane Thu., Feb. 6, 2020 Former Mayor Spokane Mayor David Condon, photographed in December, has has landed his first job since leaving office. He starts as Premera Blue Cross’ Vice President of Eastern Washington on Feb. 10. Dan Pelle/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review) By Arielle Dreher and Adam Shanks The Spokesman-Review Premera Blue Cross has …

Premera hires former Spokane Mayor David Condon to join leadership team | Globe Newswire | 2/6/2020

Spokane, Wash., As part of the company’s strong commitment to Eastern Washington, Premera Blue Cross today announced the hiring of the former Mayor of Spokane David Condon as its Vice President of Eastern Washington. Condon will serve as the leader of Premera’s Spokane campus, while driving strategy and representing the company across Eastern Washington. Based in Spokane, this position will report to Bill Akers, who leads Premera’s Washington market group …

Big insurers rack up billions in surpluses, now lawmakers may take a bite of the pie | 2/6/2020

… of Washingtonians,” said Sen. Christine Rolfes, the Democratic sponsor of the measure, at a recent public hearing for her legislation. Rolfes called it a “fairly straightforward” bill. But the nonprofit insurance companies – Regence BlueShield, Premera Blue Cross and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington – oppose it. “We’re a group of insurers here who are in the most volatile markets in Washington,” testified Carrie Tellefson, a lobbyist for Regence BlueShield. “We’re …

Former Spokane Mayor Condon joins Premera as Eastern Washington VP | News | khq.com | 2/6/2020

SPOKANE, Wash. - Just over a month removed from his tenure as Spokane Mayor, David Condon has landed a new gig with Premera Blue Cross as the Vice President of Eastern Washington. In his new role, Condon will lead Premera’s Spokane campus, driving strategy and representing the company across Eastern Washington. Condon will be reporting to Bill Akers, the leader of Premera’s Washington market group business. Condon will start his new …

Premera and LifeWise fined by insurance commissioner | 2/6/2020

Submitted by the Washington state Insurance Commissioner’s office Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler fined Premera Blue Cross $100,000 and its sister company, LifeWise Health Plan of Washington, $50,000 for multiple violations in 2018 and 2019 related to how they handled pre-authorizations for treatment and policyholders’ appeals. LifeWise is the only individual insurance company that covers San Juan County as of Jan. 1 of this year. Individual insurance is …

Mark you calendars: ‘Hamilton’ makes its long-awaited return to Seattle in Spring 2021 | 2/5/2020

Back by popular demand, the Tony-award winning musical sensation “Hamilton” will return for a six-week run in Seattle as part of Broadway at The Paramount’s 2020/2021 season. Just Announced! The Premera Blue Cross Broadway at The Paramount 2020/2021 season. BwaySEA pic.twitter.com/2DVkvJO9UX — Bway @ The Paramount (@BroadwaySeattle) February 4, 2020 The popular musical will be running from May 11 to June 30, 2021. Though tickets to the hit musical …

Seattle’s Broadway at the Paramount 2020/2021 Season Was Just Announced | 2/4/2020

Seattle’s Broadway at the Paramount 2020/2021 Season Was Just Announced Hamilton Is Coming Back, Jesus Christ Superstar and My Fair Lady Get Reboots, and More Tweet Broadway at the Paramount brings New York musical theater to one of our loveliest historic venues. The 2019/2020 season is underway now , but the 2020/2021 series lineup (presented by Premera Blue Cross, as they note in the press release) was just announced today, and …

Premera starts work on second Spokane health care clinic | 1/30/2020

Premera starts work on second Spokane health care clinic First Vivacity office opened this month on North Side Natasha Nellis January 30th, 2020 Mountlake Terrace, Washington-based Premera Blue Cross plans to open a new health care clinic later this year at 1601 N. Division, in a space near Gonzaga University that Einstein’s Bagels once occupied. The new clinic will operate under the name Vivacity Care Center. The health insurance …

Israeli team the force behind Microsoft virtual health assistant | The Times of Israel | 1/29/2020

A virtual medical assistant launched by Microsoft last year and used by healthcare providers and labs in the US was developed by the tech giant’s team in Israel. The Microsoft Healthcare bot, powered by artificial intelligence, aims to provide healthcare organizations with virtual health assistants to offer better service and enable patients to go to the doctor — if needed — armed with more information about their condition and where to seek …

Creating sensory-friendly live entertainment everyone can enjoy | 1/22/2020

Seattle Theatre Group and Sensory Access are teaming up to create these special shows. Sponsored by Premera Blue Cross. Author: Joseph Suttner, 49 10:49 SEATTLE — Live theater is one of the most fun forms of entertainment out there. But if you’re living with a sensory issue, it can become overwhelming. That’s why Seattle Theatre Group and Sensory Access have teamed up to create special sensory-friendly performances. STG’s Marisol Sanchez …

Panel Discussion with EvergreenHealth and Premera Blue Cross | 1/17/2020

The experts follow up on how to have an emergency-room-free holiday season, and handling your HSA and FSA accounts. Author: Gracie Flowers (KING 5), Suzie Wiley, 10:15 04 EvergreenHealth’s Dr. Chad Bentsen and Jennifer Robertson of Premera Blue Cross sit down to share their medical and financial advice for Wellness Wednesday …

Yes! You should set up an HSA or FSA if you can. Find out why and how to maximize this benefit. | 1/17/2020

… the difference? Health Savings Accounts (HSA) “A Health Savings Account is basically a little pot of money that you can save and use to contribute towards your medical expenses,” said Jennifer Robertson, Marketing for Premera Blue Cross . It’s a tax-advantaged savings accounts for healthcare expenses like copays, doctor visits, prescription costs, glasses, over the counter medications, and other IRS-approved medical expenses . To contribute to an HSA, you must …

Vim Announces Expansion of National High-Value Care Guidance for Self-Funded Employers | Business Wire | 1/10/2020

SAN FRANCISCO- Today Vim announced an expansion of the company’s healthcare technology platform to support self-funded employers. The first stage of the expansion is in Washington state, where Vim has partnered with Premera Blue Cross to deliver the Premera Pulse platform and guide employees of their largest self-funded customer to high-value care destinations based on the personal needs and benefit design of each individual. The partnership is …

Cardinal Analytx Rebrands as Prealize to Reflect Power of Solution to Deliver Proactive Care by Turning Insights into Action | PR Newswire | 1/9/2020

… improved member experience.” Prealize’s evolution was fueled by a $22 million Series B round , which closed in May 2019 and was led by John Doerr , with GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, Blue Shield California and Premera Blue Cross as strategic investors. With this funding, Prealize was able to extend its lead in using innovative machine learning to help drive the healthcare industry from reactive to proactive care to support the growing …

Two Mountlake Terrace companies make business journal’s Book of Lists | 12/30/2019

… insurance company was tabbed as No. 2 in the PSBJ listing of Washington state health insurers and No. 5 in the listing of large company corporate philanthropists. In the listing of state health insurers, Premera Blue Cross was exceeded in size only by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington. While Premera holds 12.19% of the 2018 market share, Kaiser claims 13.52% of the market. In the PSBJ listing of large …

Top stories of 2019 | Part One | 12/25/2019

At the end of the year, the Islands’ Sounder takes a look at the biggest headlines of the past 12 months. We chose the top stories from our most-read online articles and events we feel impacted our communities. See next week for Part II. The following was compiled by Colleen Smith, Mandi Johnson, Laura Kussman and Heather Spaulding. No. 1 Camera mishap causes case dismissal A zooming camera resulted …

Top stories of 2019 | Part One - Islands’ Sounder | 12/25/2019

At the end of the year, the Islands’ Sounder takes a look at the biggest headlines of the past 12 months. We chose the top stories from our most-read online articles and events we feel impacted our communities. See next week for Part II. The following was compiled by Colleen Smith, Mandi Johnson, Laura Kussman and Heather Spaulding. No. 1 Camera mishap causes case dismissal A zooming camera resulted …

Alaska Rural Health Care Fund | 12/18/2019

Alaska Rural Health Care Fund Link Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, Rasmuson Foundation, The Alaska Community Foundation Deadlines Applications accepted on an ongoing basis Contact 907.334.6700 Purpose The Rural Health Care Fund provides grants that help to provide access to quality healthcare in rural Alaska communities as demonstrated by evidenced-based research. Preference will be given to projects that: Result in stronger outreach or programming to rural communities …

Population Health

2019 closes the year with 251 digital health fundings | MobiHealthNews | 12/31/2019

… allowing the tool to identify patients who are at higher risk of dropout or non-adherence. Q4 $24.00 Optum Ventures, Premera Blue Cross, Great Point Ventures, Sequoia Capital and Leverage Health Solutions The new funding … University spinout was founded with the goal of providing predictive population health insights. The company’s tool uses artificial intelligence to predict which patients will have high health spending in the future. It then sets its …

CB Insights - Digital Health 150: The Digital Health Startups Redefining The Healthcare Industry | 11/14/2019

… care platform that aims to facilitate everything from administrative tasks to tracking patient hospitalizations. Source: ClearCare Social determinants of health Population health has been generating a lot of buzz in healthcare. In particular, there’s a … B round in September, with participating investors including Optum Ventures, Premera Blue Cross, and Sequoia Capital, among others. Concierge medicine Concierge medicine startups, such as One Medical or Parsley Health , use a membership model to …

HIPAA

Over 38 Million Healthcare Records Exposed in Breaches Over 2019 | 11/26/2019

HIPAA Journal reports. While the figure is impressive compared to the past three years (more than three times the count registered in 2018 and more than seven times the records impacted in the previous year), it is far from being the largest. The undefeated record was logged in 2015, the year when the Anthem and Premera Blue Cross health insurers declared data breaches ( 1 , 2 ) that compromised personal information belonging …

Healthcare Breaches

Over 38 Million Healthcare Records Exposed in Breaches Over 2019 | 11/26/2019

Premera Blue Cross health insurers, accounting for 78.8 million and 11 million records, respectively. With a total of 52 recorded healthcare breaches, October of this year holds the record for the highest number breaches in a given month. 28 of the breaches involved unauthorized access or disclosure, 18 were the result of a hack of IT incident, while the remaining incidents involved loss (3), theft (2) and improper disposal (1 …

HIPAA Compliance Tips & Best Practices — Factors to Consider When Developing Effective Policies & Procedures | 10/29/2019

healthcare breaches make the headlines (Anthem, Premera Blue Cross, and Community Health Systems — among too many others), many more do not. Ponemon reported that nine in 10 healthcare organizations have experienced a data breach in the past two years, and 45 percent of them had more than five breaches in that time period. “While compliance doesn’t always equal security, it becomes pretty clear what HIPAA is trying to achieve in …

Care Networks

CB Insights - Digital Health 150: The Digital Health Startups Redefining The Healthcare Industry | 11/14/2019

… SDoH) to generate better health outcomes. An example here is Unite Us , a New York-based startup working to build care networks that integrate SDoH into how healthcare is delivered. Source: Unite Us Its approach … B round in September, with participating investors including Optum Ventures, Premera Blue Cross, and Sequoia Capital, among others. Concierge medicine Concierge medicine startups, such as One Medical or Parsley Health , use a membership model to …

Pacific Medical Centers Appoints HMA’s Lindsay Harris to Community Board | PR Newswire | 6/5/2019

… 11 AM PT on June 18 th : Dialysis, ESRD, and Chronic Kidney Disease . Prior to joining HMA, Harris held a variety of program management, program evaluation, and consulting positions. These included roles at Premera Blue Cross, Mathematica Policy Research, and the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington D.C. She serves on the organizing committee for the Self Insured Institute of America’s …

Rural Health

AK Health Groups Receive Grants for Rural Patient Access to Care | Patient Engagement HIT | 10/31/2019

AK Health Groups Receive Grants for Rural Patient Access to Care Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield aims to drive patient access to care in rural areas by supporting workforce education programs and other funding opportunities … term solutions to close the growing gap between urban and rural health care access.” Specifically, the UAA College of Health Sciences will receive a $1.77 million grant for expanding the university’s associates and bachelors programs …

Newscast – Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 | 10/31/2019

In this newscast: President Donald Trump takes to Twitter in support of Gov. Mike Dunleavy, the Alaska Federation of Natives contrasts with the Dunleavy administration on the urgency of climate change, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska announces a plan to provide $5.7 million to bolster rural health care, law enforcement says it busted a man trying to fly to Nome with $10,000 of heroin, a state judge prepares …

Mental Health

AK Health Groups Receive Grants for Rural Patient Access to Care | Patient Engagement HIT | 10/31/2019

AK Health Groups Receive Grants for Rural Patient Access to Care Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield aims to drive patient access to care in rural areas by supporting workforce education programs and other funding opportunities … there is not an adequate number of physicians, primary and mental health care providers and sufficient facilities. It is critical to invest in effective, long-term solutions to close the growing gap between urban and …

FullConTech 2019: Emphasizing Trust and Safety | 10/31/2019

Mental Health Counselors (LMHC) and Sr. Clinicians at Premera Blue Cross led invent session 5: Community Health Innovation – Creating Access to Behavioral Healthcare. Michelle and Janet raised our awareness with the challenge of creating programs and access to mental healthcare differently to improve outcomes for the business and person. The economic burden of mental depression is $210 billion. However, it’s not just financial but also impacts humanitarianism and opportunities. Mental …

Care Access

AK Health Groups Receive Grants for Rural Patient Access to Care | Patient Engagement HIT | 10/31/2019

AK Health Groups Receive Grants for Rural Patient Access to Care Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield aims to drive patient access to care in rural areas by supporting workforce education programs and other funding opportunities … to close the growing gap between urban and rural health care access.” Specifically, the UAA College of Health Sciences will receive a $1.77 million grant for expanding the university’s associates and bachelors programs in nursing …

Premera Blue Cross commits more than $5.7 million to rural health care access in Alaska | 10/31/2019

Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, a leading health plan in the state, announced today a $5.7 million investment to support access to rural health care in Alaska. These investments will be made over … to close the growing gap between urban and rural health care access.” According to a 2017 study from the National Rural Health Association, people living in rural areas suffer worse health outcomes than their urban …

Community Health

AK Health Groups Receive Grants for Rural Patient Access to Care | Patient Engagement HIT | 10/31/2019

AK Health Groups Receive Grants for Rural Patient Access to Care Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield aims to drive patient access to care in rural areas by supporting workforce education programs and other funding opportunities … the EDC will provide a home where all three Tribal Community Health Provider Programs can enjoy the benefits of learning together in a state-of-the-art facility,” explained Andy Teuber, chairman and president of …

FullConTech 2019: Emphasizing Trust and Safety | 10/31/2019

Premera Blue Cross led invent session 5: Community Health Innovation – Creating Access to Behavioral Healthcare. Michelle and Janet raised our awareness with the challenge of creating programs and access to mental healthcare differently to improve outcomes for the business and person. The economic burden of mental depression is $210 billion. However, it’s not just financial but also impacts humanitarianism and opportunities. Mental healthcare is as critical as physical healthcare. How …

AMCA

Judge Approves Quest Diagnostics $195K Settlement for 2016 Breach | HealthIT Security | 10/31/2019

… involved in another class-action lawsuit, stemming from a breach of its former third-party vendor American Medical Collection Agency. AMCA began notifying its vendors in May 2019 that its system was hacked for eight … US District Judge preliminarily approved a $74 million settlement with Premera Blue Cross over its 2014 data breach that impacted 10.6 million patients. Tagged …

Premera Blue Cross to pay $10M to 30 states over 2014 data breach | FierceHealthcare | 7/12/2019

Premera Blue Cross, the largest health insurance company in the Pacific Northwest, has agreed to pay $10 million to 30 states following an investigation into a data breach that exposed confidential information on more than … Attorney General’s Office. RELATED: Third medical testing company impacted by AMCA breach as Congress seeks answers For years prior to the breach, cybersecurity experts and the company’s own auditors repeatedly warned Premera about the vulnerabilities …

Department of Health and Human Services

HIPAA Compliance Tips & Best Practices — Factors to Consider When Developing Effective Policies & Procedures | 10/29/2019

… practices. 1. Know the fundamentals of an effective HIPAA compliance program. “The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a compliance training guide and established ‘The … a large number of healthcare breaches make the headlines (Anthem, Premera Blue Cross, and Community Health Systems — among too many others), many more do not. Ponemon reported that nine in 10 healthcare organizations have experienced …

Factbox: Biggest U.S. data breach settlements before Equifax | Yahoo News | 7/22/2019

Department of Health and Human Services and the Office for Civil Rights in 2018 to settle potential violations of HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy and Security Rules, an HHS statement said. A series of cyberattacks exposed the health information of almost 79 million people. 5) Premera Earlier this month, health insurance company Premera Blue Cross agreed to pay $10 million to 30 U.S. states for allegedly …

Cardinal Analytx

Cardinal Analytx Rebrands as Prealize to Reflect Power of Solution to Deliver Proactive Care by Turning Insights into Action | PR Newswire | 1/9/2020

Cardinal Analytx Rebrands as Prealize to Reflect Power of Solution to Deliver Proactive Care by Turning Insights into Action Prealize Named “Vendor to Watch” by Chilmark Research News provided by Jan 09, 2020, 13:18 ET … Doerr , with GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, Blue Shield California and Premera Blue Cross as strategic investors. With this funding, Prealize was able to extend its lead in using innovative machine learning to help drive the …

Cardinal Analytx Rebrands as Prealize to Reflect Power of Solution to Deliver Proactive Care by Turning Insights into Action | BioSpace | 1/9/2020

PALO ALTO, Calif. , Jan. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Cardinal Analytx Solutions, an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled health insights company, today announced that it has rebranded as Prealize . The name change reflects the transformation into a company … Doerr , with GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, Blue Shield California and Premera Blue Cross as strategic investors. With this funding, Prealize was able to extend its lead in using innovative machine learning to help drive the …

Optum

Optum’s 6 key technology acquisitions, investments in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/27/2019

Print Email Optum revenues surpassed $100 billion for the first time in 2018, and the company spent the past year making key acquisitions and investments. In addition to its $4.3 million DaVita Medical Group acquisition … has more than 275,000 enrolled users. Vim : Optum Ventures and Premera Blue Cross were co-leaders in a $24 million series B financing round for Vim in September. Vim’s platform aims to foster collaboration between …

Health tech funding snapshot | 10/17/2019

Optum Ventures and Premera Blue Cross. The funding round was joined by earlier backers Great Point Ventures and Sequoia Capital. Vim will use the investment to fuel rapid expansion across new U.S. markets, and accelerate product development and hiring initiatives. The company, which launched in 2015, has raised $37 million to date. Vim’s platform helps to match patients with top healthcare providers using a combination of online booking and referral …

UnitedHealth

Optum’s 6 key technology acquisitions, investments in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/27/2019

… based Geisinger and Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Advent Health. UPMC was an early investor along with Ascension’s venture arm. Equian : UnitedHealth Group confirmed acquiring Equian, which is now part of Optum, in September for $3.2 … has more than 275,000 enrolled users. Vim : Optum Ventures and Premera Blue Cross were co-leaders in a $24 million series B financing round for Vim in September. Vim’s platform aims to foster collaboration between …

Optum leads $24M funding for health tech startup aligning payers, providers | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/9/2019

Optum Ventures, the investment arm of UnitedHealth Group’s Optum, led the Series B financing round for Vim, a San Francisco-based platform fostering collaboration between healthcare providers and payers. Other participants in the $24 million fundraise include Premera Blue Cross, Great Point Ventures and Sequoia Capital. Vim will use the funding to accelerate hiring and product development and expand into new markets across the U.S. Vim’s platform aligns payer and …

Quest Diagnostics

New Jersey Amps Up Focus on Privacy and Cybersecurity | 11/18/2019

… consumers. New Jersey was also one of 30 states to resolve data breach and consumer privacy claims against health insurer Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield. Premera’s network had exposed the Social Security and sensitive health … implicates patient data from approximately 20 million people related to Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp. Legislative Focus on Privacy Following the national trend, New Jersey’s lawmakers have shown a consistent interest in increased regulation of data …

Judge Approves Quest Diagnostics $195K Settlement for 2016 Breach | HealthIT Security | 10/31/2019

HIPAA and Compliance News Judge Approves Quest Diagnostics $195K Settlement for 2016 Breach A hacker accessed and stole personal and health data from 34,000 patients in a cyberattack on Quest Diagnostics in 2016; a judge … US District Judge preliminarily approved a $74 million settlement with Premera Blue Cross over its 2014 data breach that impacted 10.6 million patients. Tagged …

Rite Aid

Better Buy: Walgreens Boots Alliance vs. Rite Aid | The Motley Fool | 11/17/2019

… device, and pharmacy benefits management industries. Follow @keithspeights You might think choosing between buying Walgreens Boots Alliance ( NASDAQ:WBA ) or Rite Aid ( NYSE:RAD ) stocks is an easy decision. Walgreens is bigger and profitable, while … Sapphire Digital and ValueOptions and as chief marketing officer at Premera Blue Cross. She led each of these organizations to deliver solid revenue and earnings growth. The demographic trends that should benefit Walgreens should be …

With 3 New Growth Catalysts, Is Rite Aid Stock Finally a Buy? | Yahoo News | 9/6/2019

If you take a glance at the chart of Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD ) stock, it is mostly downhill — going from $15 to $6.60. But this is nothing new. Keep in mind that, during the past … positions at companies like ValueOptions (a behavioral health improvement company), Premera Blue Cross and Cigna Healthcare (NYSE: CI ). All in all, Donigan has broad experience in both traditional and digital healthcare — which seems to be …

Ardina

Cardinal Analytx rakes in $22M for machine learning predictive insights system | MedCity News | 5/27/2019

Startups Cardinal Analytx rakes in $22M for machine learning predictive insights system The startup leverages machine learning to help predict which people are likely to become high-cost members before a high-cost health event … John Doerr. GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, Blue Shield California and Premera Blue Cross participated in the round as well. The company also announced that Doerr, who serves as chairman of Kleiner Perkins, will join its …

MedCitizens: StartUPDATE | MedCity News | 5/25/2019

… Cardinal Analytx Solutions this week closed a $22 million Series B round led by John Doerr, who will also join the Cardinal Analytx board of directors along with founder Nigam Shah. Joining the round were strategic investors GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, Blue Shield California and Premera Blue Cross. The funds will be used to rapidly extend Cardinal’s lead in the innovative use of machine learning to drive proactive healthcare through …

Evolent Health

Evolent Health, Inc. (EVH) CEO Frank Williams on Q1 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 5/8/2019

Evolent Health, Inc. (NYSE: EVH ) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference Call May 7, 2019 5:00 PM ET Company Participants Frank Williams - Co-Founder, CEO & Chairman Nicholas McGrane - CFO Conference Call Participants Ryan Daniels - William Blair & Company … that end, I’m excited to announce a new partnership with Premera Blue Cross, a not-for-profit independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association that serves 2 million customers. Evolent will provide Premera …

Evolent Health Announces First Quarter 2019 Results | PR Newswire | 5/7/2019

WASHINGTON Evolent Health, Inc. (NYSE: EVH ), a company providing an integrated value-based care platform to the nation’s leading physician and payer organizations, today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019. Highlights … 3.4 million, an increase of 20.8% New partnership agreement with Premera Blue Cross, a not-for-profit independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Evolent will provide health plan operations services—including claims …

New Century Health

Evolent Health, Inc. (EVH) CEO Frank Williams on Q1 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 5/8/2019

… this segment is targeting specialty care specifically, which addresses the pressing need for both payers and providers. Over 15 years, New Century Health has served both providers and payers in managing cardiovascular and oncology care … that end, I’m excited to announce a new partnership with Premera Blue Cross, a not-for-profit independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association that serves 2 million customers. Evolent will provide Premera …

Evolent Health Announces First Quarter 2019 Results | PR Newswire | 5/7/2019

… Adjusted EBITDA of $(14.8) million Lives on platform of approximately 3.4 million, an increase of 20.8% New partnership agreement with Premera Blue Cross, a not-for-profit independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield … Most recently, Mr. Johnson served as the acting CFO of New Century Health post-merger and previously served as Evolent’s SVP of Corporate Performance. Mr. Williams added, “I am also delighted John will be succeeding …

InterSystems

Case Study Outlines Premera Blue Cross Data Solution | 4/17/2019

Case Study Outlines Premera Blue Cross Data Solution from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2XeNZZw on April 17, 2019 at 09:57PM A new case study sponsored by InterSystems outlines how Premera Blue Cross’s data solution combines claims and clinical data to bolster health care and overall business performance. “Forward looking health plans need a near real-time view into the health and care of their members, and …

Optum Ventures

Optum’s 6 key technology acquisitions, investments in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/27/2019

… that insurers can hire to recover payments on inaccurate claims. It serves nine of the 10 largest payers. Kaia Health : Optum Ventures led the $8 million funding round in September for Kaia Health, which is … has more than 275,000 enrolled users. Vim : Optum Ventures and Premera Blue Cross were co-leaders in a $24 million series B financing round for Vim in September. Vim’s platform aims to foster collaboration between …

CB Insights - Digital Health 150: The Digital Health Startups Redefining The Healthcare Industry | 11/14/2019

… Optum Ventures, Premera Blue Cross, and Sequoia Capital, among others. Concierge medicine Concierge medicine startups, such as One Medical or Parsley Health , use a membership model to help offer patients an elevated healthcare services experience. The approach aims to offer faster health visits with providers and more predictable associated costs. Source: Galileo Health Recently, Galileo Health — started by the founder of One Medical — launched an app-based concierge medicine platform …

Sequoia Capital

Health tech funding snapshot | 10/17/2019

… Premera Blue Cross. The funding round was joined by earlier backers Great Point Ventures and Sequoia Capital. Vim will use the investment to fuel rapid expansion across new U.S. markets, and accelerate product development and hiring initiatives. The company, which launched in 2015, has raised $37 million to date. Vim’s platform helps to match patients with top healthcare providers using a combination of online booking and referral coordination. AI for …

Health tech funding snapshot—Capsule lands $200M, Optum Ventures joins $24M round in Vim and more | FierceHealthcare | 10/4/2019

… Premera Blue Cross. The funding round was joined by earlier backers Great Point Ventures and Sequoia Capital. Vim will use the investment to fuel rapid expansion across new U.S. markets, and accelerate product development and hiring initiatives. The company, which launched in 2015, has raised $37 million to date. Vim’s platform helps to match patients with top healthcare providers using a combination of online booking and referral coordination. AI for …

Serent Capital

Serent backs The Professional Companies | PE Hub | 6/3/2019

Serent backs The Professional Companies June 3, 2019 Serent Capital has made an investment in The Professional Companies , a provider of home healthcare benefits management services. No financial terms were disclosed. Also, TPC has named … Brian held various executive positions at Blue Cross of California, Premera Blue Cross, and Transamerica Occidental Life. “It is a privilege to join TPC as its CEO,” said Sassi. “TPC is a leader in the …

The Professional Companies (TPC), a Leading Provider of Home Healthcare Benefits Management Services, announces new CEO and investment from Serent Capital | PR Newswire | 6/3/2019

… leading provider of home healthcare benefits management services has hired Brian Sassi as its Chief Executive Officer and partnered with Serent Capital, a San Francisco -based private equity firm focused on investing in fast-growing … Brian held various executive positions at Blue Cross of California , Premera Blue Cross, and Transamerica Occidental Life. “It is a privilege to join TPC as its CEO,” said Sassi. “TPC is a leader in the …

Cardinal Partners

Cardinal Analytx raises $22M for its predictive population health insights platform | MobiHealthNews | 5/23/2019

… population health insights platform John Doerr led the round with participation from GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, Blue Shield California and Premera Blue Cross. May 23, 2019 Share This morning predictive analytics company Cardinal Analytx announced … the company had a $6 million funding round led by Cardinal Partners with participation and Premera Blue Cross. WHAT IT’S FOR The money will be invested in new employees and technology that will help the …

Cardinal Analytx raises $22 million to predict high-cost health plan members | VentureBeat | 5/23/2019

… led by Kleiner Perkins chair John Doerr, with participation from strategic investors GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, Blue Shield California, and Premera Blue Cross. The capital infusion follows a $6.1 million series A round in 2017 … Stanford professors Arnie Milstein and Nigam Shah in partnership with Cardinal Partners, sells a system called Cost Bloom that taps AI and machine learning to identify high-cost members of health networks before they experience …

Kaiser Permanente

2019 closes the year with 251 digital health fundings | MobiHealthNews | 12/31/2019

… and women’s health. Q2 N/A $73 Wellington Management Company, Cigna Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, U.S. Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Sanofi Ventures, Civilization Ventures and Providence Ventures The funding will help ongoing … risk of dropout or non-adherence. Q4 $24.00 Optum Ventures, Premera Blue Cross, Great Point Ventures, Sequoia Capital and Leverage Health Solutions The new funding will support the company’s growth as it enters new markets …

Legal Office Assistant 2 - Prosecutor’s - Spokane, WA, , USA #jobs #Spokane pls RT | 11/5/2019

Premera Blue Cross (PPO) and Kaiser Permanente (HMO). Spokane County pays 95% of the premium for full-time employees and 90% of the premiums for spouses and dependents. Premiums are deducted each pay period (pay periods: 15th and last day of the month).2019 Rates:PremeraEmployee Only: $17.18 per pay periodEmployee & Spouse: $67.55 per pay periodEmployee & Family: $94.70 per pay periodEmployee & Child(ren): $61.52 per pay periodKaiser:Employee: $16.23 per …

HCA

5 Things Washington: HCA budget “asks,” Universal Care Work Group, Sen. Lisa Murkowski | 10/10/2019

… Century Cures Act. This week, we bring you a Q&A with Colt Courtright , Director of Corporate Data & Analytics at Premera Blue Cross, for an expansive dive into the details of an HHS proposed rule … still a lot of work to be done.” 2. Reviewing HCA budget “asks” The Office of Financial Management has made available the state agency “Decision Packages” submitted for consideration in the 2020 supplemental budget. These …

Premera Blue Cross to pay $10M to 30 states over 2014 data breach | FierceHealthcare | 7/12/2019

Premera Blue Cross, the largest health insurance company in the Pacific Northwest, has agreed to pay $10 million to 30 states following an investigation into a data breach that exposed confidential information on more than … state residents. Free Daily Newsletter Like this story? Subscribe to FierceHealthcare! The healthcare sector remains in flux as policy, regulation, technology and trends shape the market. FierceHealthcare subscribers rely on our suite of newsletters as …

UW Medicine

Premera Blue Cross investment to improve integration of mental health in rural areas | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 9/24/2019

Mountlake Terrace, Wash., Sept. 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Premera Blue Cross, a leading health plan in the Pacific Northwest, today announced a $10 million investment, including an initial grant of $2.8 million for administrative and technical assistance, in the UW Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science’s AIMS Center to support the integration of mental health services in primary care clinics across rural areas of Washington and Alaska. “As the …

Providence St. Joseph Health

Opinion: Seattle homelessness crisis requires a stable solution | The Business Journals | 6/14/2019

Premera Blue Cross and Providence St. Joseph Health — see homelessness through the lens of health. We know that homelessness is a community health issue at its core. Improving the long-term health of our community requires real investment in services that enable people to live their healthiest lives, and a critical component of that care is stable and secure housing. As leaders of local health organizations, we are acutely aware …

Plymouth Housing Announces $75 Million PROOF Campaign to Build 800 Homes for the Homeless | The Wapakoneta Daily News | 6/11/2019

Providence St. Joseph Health, Premera Blue Cross, Swedish Health Services, and Wyncote Foundation NW. The PROOF campaign will raise an additional $26.2 million through all levels of public donations to realize the $75 million goal, which will leverage upwards of $250 million in public funds to construct these eight new apartment buildings. Dollars raised through this campaign will allow Plymouth to increase its total number of properties by more than …

St. Joseph Health

Opinion: Seattle homelessness crisis requires a stable solution | The Business Journals | 6/14/2019

Premera Blue Cross and Providence St. Joseph Health — see homelessness through the lens of health. We know that homelessness is a community health issue at its core. Improving the long-term health of our community requires real investment in services that enable people to live their healthiest lives, and a critical component of that care is stable and secure housing. As leaders of local health organizations, we are acutely aware …

Plymouth Housing Announces $75 Million PROOF Campaign to Build 800 Homes for the Homeless | The Wapakoneta Daily News | 6/11/2019

St. Joseph Health, Premera Blue Cross, Swedish Health Services, and Wyncote Foundation NW. The PROOF campaign will raise an additional $26.2 million through all levels of public donations to realize the $75 million goal, which will leverage upwards of $250 million in public funds to construct these eight new apartment buildings. Dollars raised through this campaign will allow Plymouth to increase its total number of properties by more than 50 …

Aetna

Q3 2019 sees 66 digital health funding deals totaling $1.55B | MobiHealthNews | 10/4/2019

… products and services so that provider, biopharma or other healthcare organizations can more easily manage their data. $24.00 Optum Ventures, Premera Blue Cross, Great Point Ventures, Sequoia Capital and Leverage Health Solutions The new funding … Loveman, the former CEO of Caesar and division president of Aetna While the startup didn’t spell out its exact intentions for the money in the future, it did indicate that it would be working with …

Premera Reaches $10M Settlement with 30 States Over 2014 Data Breach | HealthIT Security | 7/12/2019

… 2014 Data Breach After reaching a $74 million settlement with the 10.4 million patients impacted by its 10-month hack, Premera Blue Cross signed an agreement with 30 states requiring the insurer to bolster its … when it did not address known cybersecurity vulnerabilities Dig Deeper Aetna Reaches Settlement with California Over 2017 Privacy Breach According to Ferguson, Premera ignored repeat warnings from cybersecurity leaders and its own auditors about its …

Anthem Blue Cross

Serent backs The Professional Companies | PE Hub | 6/3/2019

Anthem Blue Cross of California, the largest Blue Cross health plan in the nation. Earlier in his career, Brian held various executive positions at Blue Cross of California, Premera Blue Cross, and Transamerica Occidental Life. “It is a privilege to join TPC as its CEO,” said Sassi. “TPC is a leader in the home healthcare benefits management market with proven value delivered to its health plan clients, superior outcomes to …

The Professional Companies (TPC), a Leading Provider of Home Healthcare Benefits Management Services, announces new CEO and investment from Serent Capital | PR Newswire | 6/3/2019

Anthem Blue Cross of California , the largest Blue Cross health plan in the nation. Earlier in his career, Brian held various executive positions at Blue Cross of California , Premera Blue Cross, and Transamerica Occidental Life. “It is a privilege to join TPC as its CEO,” said Sassi. “TPC is a leader in the home healthcare benefits management market with proven value delivered to its health plan clients, superior outcomes to …

Passport Health Plan

Evolent Health, Inc. (EVH) CEO Frank Williams on Q1 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 5/8/2019

… has helped payers meaningfully engage providers and improved outcomes. To that end, I’m excited to announce a new partnership with Premera Blue Cross, a not-for-profit independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield … of our other important focus areas is helping to stabilize Passport Health Plan. As many of you are aware, Passport, a provider on Medicaid plan based in Louisville, has experienced significant financial pressure based on …

Evolent Health Announces First Quarter 2019 Results | PR Newswire | 5/7/2019

… Adjusted EBITDA of $(14.8) million Lives on platform of approximately 3.4 million, an increase of 20.8% New partnership agreement with Premera Blue Cross, a not-for-profit independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield … relating to expected future revenues from and our relationship with Passport Health Plan (“Passport”), including as a result of ongoing litigation pertaining to rate adjustments and Passport’s ability to remain solvent, which among other things …

New Mexico Health Connections

Evolent Health, Inc. (EVH) CEO Frank Williams on Q1 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 5/8/2019

… has helped payers meaningfully engage providers and improved outcomes. To that end, I’m excited to announce a new partnership with Premera Blue Cross, a not-for-profit independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield … True Health segment from the previously-announced reinsurance agreement with New Mexico Health Connections. Adjusted EBITDA decreased to $22.7 million year-over-year to negative $14.8 million. Adjusted loss available for Class A and Class …

Evolent Health Announces First Quarter 2019 Results | PR Newswire | 5/7/2019

… Adjusted EBITDA of $(14.8) million Lives on platform of approximately 3.4 million, an increase of 20.8% New partnership agreement with Premera Blue Cross, a not-for-profit independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield … the pending partnership with GlobalHealth, the acquisition of assets from New Mexico Health Connections (“NMHC”) and the acquisitions of Valence Health, Inc., excluding Cicerone Health Solutions, Inc. (“Valence Health”), Aldera Holdings, Inc. (“Aldera”) and NCIS …

Linda T. Hand

Cardinal Analytx Rebrands as Prealize to Reflect Power of Solution to Deliver Proactive Care by Turning Insights into Action | PR Newswire | 1/9/2020

… with early customers, we realized that our value could extend well beyond simply identifying new rising risk,” said Prealize CEO Linda T. Hand . “Our new name recognizes the broader capabilities we have developed by leveraging … Doerr , with GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, Blue Shield California and Premera Blue Cross as strategic investors. With this funding, Prealize was able to extend its lead in using innovative machine learning to help drive the …

Cardinal Analytx Rebrands as Prealize to Reflect Power of Solution to Deliver Proactive Care by Turning Insights into Action | BioSpace | 1/9/2020

… with early customers, we realized that our value could extend well beyond simply identifying new rising risk,” said Prealize CEO Linda T. Hand . “Our new name recognizes the broader capabilities we have developed by leveraging … Doerr , with GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, Blue Shield California and Premera Blue Cross as strategic investors. With this funding, Prealize was able to extend its lead in using innovative machine learning to help drive the …

Bob Ferguson

Premera Blue Cross to pay $10M to 30 states over 2014 data breach | FierceHealthcare | 7/12/2019

Premera Blue Cross, the largest health insurance company in the Pacific Northwest, has agreed to pay $10 million to 30 states following an investigation into a data breach that exposed confidential information on more than 10 million people across the country. The $10 million settlement was negotiated with the Washington attorney general’s office and filed in state court Thursday. Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson led a coalition of 30 …

John Doerr

We got a look at the pitch deck that buzzy AI startup Cardinal Analytx used to raise a $22 million round led by famed investor John Doerr | Business Insider | 6/18/2019

… valued at nearly $60 million, and recently raised $22 million in a Series B round led by famed venture capitalist John Doerr. CEO Linda Hand explains the company’s mission as like “peeking around the corner … cost patients would be. The team partnered with health insurer Premera Blue Cross to try out machine learning algorithms, and the Silicon Valley start-up Cardinal Analytx was born. It spun out of a Stanford …

Cardinal Analytx rakes in $22M for machine learning predictive insights system | MedCity News | 5/27/2019

John Doerr. GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, Blue Shield California and Premera Blue Cross participated in the round as well. The company also announced that Doerr, who serves as chairman of Kleiner Perkins, will join its board of directors. The $22 million will be used to support hiring efforts and continued innovation. Cardinal Analytx leverages machine learning to help predict which people are likely to become high-cost members before a …

Nigam Shah

We got a look at the pitch deck that buzzy AI startup Cardinal Analytx used to raise a $22 million round led by famed investor John Doerr | Business Insider | 6/18/2019

Nigam Shah devised a statistical model that could better predict who those future high-cost patients would be. The team partnered with health insurer Premera Blue Cross to try out machine learning algorithms, and the Silicon Valley start-up Cardinal Analytx was born. It spun out of a Stanford accelerator in 2017. Cardinal Analytx uses machine learning models in an effort to control rising healthcare costs for health plans and …

Cardinal Analytx rakes in $22M for machine learning predictive insights system | MedCity News | 5/27/2019

… 22 million Series B funding round led by venture capitalist John Doerr. GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, Blue Shield California and Premera Blue Cross participated in the round as well. The company also announced that Doerr … startup was founded by two Stanford professors: Arnie Milstein and Nigam Shah. Its main office is in Palo Alto, but it also has an office in San Francisco. Earlier this year, the company partnered with …

Brian Sassi

Serent backs The Professional Companies | PE Hub | 6/3/2019

… The Professional Companies , a provider of home healthcare benefits management services. No financial terms were disclosed. Also, TPC has named Brian Sassi as CEO. PRESS RELEASE PHOENIX, June 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Professional Companies (TPC … Brian held various executive positions at Blue Cross of California, Premera Blue Cross, and Transamerica Occidental Life. “It is a privilege to join TPC as its CEO,” said Sassi. “TPC is a leader in the …

The Professional Companies (TPC), a Leading Provider of Home Healthcare Benefits Management Services, announces new CEO and investment from Serent Capital | PR Newswire | 6/3/2019

PHOENIX , June 3, The Professional Companies (TPC), the leading provider of home healthcare benefits management services has hired Brian Sassi as its Chief Executive Officer and partnered with Serent Capital, a San Francisco -based private … Brian held various executive positions at Blue Cross of California , Premera Blue Cross, and Transamerica Occidental Life. “It is a privilege to join TPC as its CEO,” said Sassi. “TPC is a leader in the …

Arnie Milstein

Cardinal Analytx rakes in $22M for machine learning predictive insights system | MedCity News | 5/27/2019

… 22 million Series B funding round led by venture capitalist John Doerr. GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, Blue Shield California and Premera Blue Cross participated in the round as well. The company also announced that Doerr … actionable insights.” The startup was founded by two Stanford professors: Arnie Milstein and Nigam Shah. Its main office is in Palo Alto, but it also has an office in San Francisco. Earlier this year, the …

Stanford Spinout Cardinal Analytx Lands $22M for AI-Enabled Health Insights | HIT Consultant | 5/24/2019

… in Series B funding round led by John Doerr including participation from GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, Blue Shield California and Premera Blue Cross. Getting Ahead of High Cost Events Health insurers, accountable healthcare providers and … Taking to Predictions to Actions Founded by Stanford professors Drs. Arnie Milstein and Nigam Shain in 2017, Cardinal Analytx integrates predictive insights with meaningful actions, identifying people at high risk of rising cost and worsening …

Frank Williams

Evolent Health, Inc. (EVH) CEO Frank Williams on Q1 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 5/8/2019

Evolent Health, Inc. (NYSE: EVH ) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference Call May 7, 2019 5:00 PM ET Company Participants Frank Williams - Co-Founder, CEO & Chairman Nicholas McGrane - CFO Conference Call Participants Ryan Daniels - William Blair & Company … that end, I’m excited to announce a new partnership with Premera Blue Cross, a not-for-profit independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association that serves 2 million customers. Evolent will provide Premera …

Evolent Health Announces First Quarter 2019 Results | PR Newswire | 5/7/2019

Premera Blue Cross, a not-for-profit independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Evolent will provide health plan operations services—including claims adjudication, utilization management and care management services—and the Identifi SM value-based technology platform to help serve approximately 70,000 exchange lives in Washington and Alaska . Frank Williams , chief executive officer of Evolent Health, Inc., commented, “Overall, we are pleased with our top-line results …