Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina’s value-based care program, Blue Premier, saved $197 million in 2020, according to an Aug. 25 release from the insurer. Specifically, Blue Cross NC says the program reduced unplanned hospital readmissions by 15% in its second year. Blue Cross NC is currently the largest insurer in North Carolina, serving 2,513,950 lives. About 34% of those members participate in Blue Premier.
Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans