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Data show this flu season is bad for New York state and Upstate New York

leva doyle - Monday, February 10, 2020
  Data show this flu season is bad for New York state and Upstate New York   Syracuse, N.Y.  ̶  There are more confirmed cases of flu in New York state so far this flu season than there were at this same time during the last flu season, according to a review of health tracking data by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. As of February 1, the New York State Department of...

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield makes $115,000 in Community Health Awards available in upstate New...

leva doyle - Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield makes $115,000 in Community Health Awards available in upstate New York Nonprofit organizations in the Central New York region are invited to apply for grants SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Nonprofit organizations in upstate New York can apply for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Award grants totaling $115,000 to help fund the health and wellness...

Eye-opening facts about a lack of shuteye

leva doyle - Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  Eye-opening facts about a lack of shuteye   SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Four in 10 upstate New York adults are not getting enough sleep, according to a survey commissioned by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. The upcoming time change from daylight saving to standard time at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 3, likely will compound this issue, according to the health insurer. Sleep experts...

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,...