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2018 News Releases

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Supports Launch of New Rural Health Project with Texas A&M University

Nov. 13, 2018

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) and Texas A&M University Health Science Center (TAMHSC) today announced a new project to support collaborative care and healthy communities that will target identifying and implementing solutions to healthcare challenges facing rural and underserved communities in Texas. BCBSTX's commitment of $10 million to TAMHSC is part of the company's Affordability Cures endeavor aimed at accelerating efforts to reduce healthcare costs and improve outcomes, including by addressing health disparities and social determinants of health.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Announces Annual Justin F. Kimball Patient Protection Award

Oct. 17, 2018

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) honored Dr. Vivian Ho  last night with the first Justin F. Kimball Patient Protection Award. The new award is given to people with the same spirit and commitment to their community’s health as Blue Cross’ founding father Justin F. Kimball.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and Southwestern Health Resources Announce Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Agreement

Oct. 16, 2018

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) and Southwestern Health Resources have joined forces to provide access to high-quality and lower cost care. This includes services and enhanced coordination of care for more than 130,000 BCBSTX members across North Texas.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield Reports on America’s Maternal Health Crisis

Sep. 11, 2018

The U.S. now has the highest rate of maternal death among developed nations, and that rate is increasing rather than decreasing. About 700 women in the U.S. die annually from pregnancy-related complications, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A staggering 60% of those deaths could have been prevented, the CDC reported.

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Caring Foundation of Texas Rolls Out New Fleet to Continue Improving Health in Texas

Jun. 11, 2018

The stars of the show Friday at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) headquarters were five new Care Vans that will assist in the mission of improving the health of Texas one child at a time.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Opens 2018 Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® Grants Cycle

May 17, 2018

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Joins Walgreens to Expand Safe Medication Disposal Program in Texas

Apr. 30, 2018

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas joins Walgreens to Expand Safe Medication Disposal Program in Texas

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Launches Making the Health Care System Work

Apr. 10, 2018

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) has launched Making the Health Care System WorkSM , an online magazine that explores hot topics in health care around access, costs, innovation and improving health.

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Agreements Reached with Texas Health Resources

Apr. 02, 2018

Through determined efforts from both sides, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and Texas Health Resources agreed on new multi-year contracts that make sure all Texas Health Resources health care professionals and facilities will stay in our provider networks.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Baylor Scott & White Health Announce New Agreement That Will Expand Access to Care

Mar. 22, 2018

In a move to expand access to care for health care consumers in Central and North Texas, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) and Baylor Scott & White Health reached an agreement that makes sure our Blue Advantage HMOSM members have in-network access to the health system’s facilities and HealthTexas Provider Network doctors. This agreement goes into effect April 1, 2018.

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