Our top priorities, explained.
Why does healthcare cost so much? The price of medical care is the single biggest factor, accounting for 90 percent of spending.
BCBS companies are addressing the opioid crisis in communities around the country, ensuring patients get the right care in the right setting.
As prescription drug prices climb, we are working to ensure BCBS members get the medication they need at a price they can afford.
Healthcare should be available to everyone, no matter who they are or where they live. This starts with improving the individual market.
BCBS companies provide coordinated, patient-centered care for millions of Medicare beneficiaries and are making sure it continues to modernize.
BCBS companies provide access to critical health services for millions of adults and children through Medicaid, and are addressing the unique health challenges they face.
Leading voices in healthcare share their ideas.
By Campbell Rogers, M.D., F.A.C.C., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer , HeartFlow
Heart disease is the leading cause of death—every 37 seconds someone in the U.S. dies from cardiovascular disease. Despite the incidence and seriousness of this disease, diagnostic strategies have not changed much over the past 30 years. Most patients with suspected disease typically undergo stress testing, including treadmill stress tests, an ultrasound of the heart or a nuclear imaging study. Multiple clinical trials have demonstrated how inaccurate and inefficient these tests are, failing to identify critical disease on some, leading to either more tests or sending patients who don’t have significant disease for invasive evaluation in the cardiac catheterization lab (cath lab). A recent study found that invasive treatment, guided by stress testing, did not improve rates of death or heart attack compared to medical therapy alone.