Press Releases

Breast cancer screening data show that upstate New York women make getting a mammogram a priority

leva doyle - Thursday, October 17, 2019
  Breast cancer screening data show that upstate New York women make getting a mammogram a priority   SYRACUSE, N.Y.  ̶  Upstate New York women between the ages of 50 and 74 are beating the national breast cancer screening goal, but two in 10 still do not get their recommended mammograms, according to a review of data issued today by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield...

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association report finds Syracuse has the highest multiple sclerosis...

leva doyle - Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association report finds Syracuse has the highest multiple sclerosis diagnosis rate in the country   SYRACUSE, N.Y.  ̶  The multiple sclerosis diagnosis rate in the Syracuse area is higher than anywhere else in the country, according to a new study of medical claims by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.   In examining medical claims...

Upstate New York and Statewide Uninsured Rates Reach Best Levels Ever Recorded

leva doyle - Thursday, September 26, 2019
Upstate New York and Statewide Uninsured Rates Reach Best Levels Ever Recorded   Upstate New York’s health insurance uninsured rate fell to 3.5 percent, the lowest ever recorded, according to Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 American Community Survey issued today. The upstate New York rate compares favorably to a new best...

Upstate New York Surgeons Work with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield to Establish Post-Surgery Opiate...

leva doyle - Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Upstate New York Surgeons Work with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield to Establish Post-Surgery Opiate Prescription Guidelines that Reduce Number of Unused Pills SYRACUSE, N.Y.  ̶  Surgeons from 18 upstate New York hospitals and health centers, including Oswego Health, St. Joseph’s Health and Upstate University Hospital (two sites), are collaborating with each other and with...

Adults with diabetes are getting better at managing their disease Compliance with care...

leva doyle - Tuesday, June 11, 2019
    Adults with diabetes are getting better at managing their disease Compliance with care recommendations is on the rise   SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Upstate New York adults who have diabetes are better at managing their disease than they were just a few years ago, according to a review of self-reported patient data by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.   More...

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield now offers Medicaid managed care products in Onondaga County

leva doyle - Monday, June 10, 2019
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield now offers Medicaid managed care products in Onondaga County SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is pleased to announce that it has received approval from the New York State Department of Health to offer its HMOBlue Option and Blue Option Plus Medicaid managed care products to residents of Onondaga County.   HMOBlue Option provides no-...

Growing Awareness, Use and Acceptance of Telemedicine Options Seen in Upstate New York

leva doyle - Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Growing Awareness, Use and Acceptance of Telemedicine Options Seen in Upstate New York   Health care visits delivered via telemedicine nearly tripled over the past two years in upstate New York, as awareness and financial support of the option has expanded, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield announced today.   According to a claims-based review of health care services delivered,...

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield selects eight Central New York nonprofits to receive its Spring 2019...

leva doyle - Wednesday, May 8, 2019
  Excellus BlueCross BlueShield selects eight Central New York nonprofits to receive its Spring 2019 Community Health Awards SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has chosen eight organizations from among more than 30 Central New York nonprofits that submitted applications to receive the Community Health Awards it made available in upstate New York earlier this year....

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Awards Hospitals $25.7 Million for Quality Improvements

leva doyle - Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Awards Hospitals $25.7 Million for Quality Improvements Thirty-six upstate New York hospitals and health centers last year earned $25.7 million in quality improvement payments from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield as part of the nonprofit health insurer’s performance incentive program. Since 2005, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s program has paid out more...

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield makes $100,000 in Community Health Awards available to nonprofits in...

leva doyle - Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield makes $100,000 in Community Health Awards available to nonprofits in upstate New York Nonprofit organizations in the Central New York region are invited to apply for grants Nonprofit organizations in upstate New York can apply for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Award grants that add up to a total of $100,000, which the company is offering to help...