Excellus BlueCross BlueShield http://wrvo.org en Excellus health insurance launches new community campaign http://wrvo.org/post/excellus-health-insurance-launches-new-community-campaign <p>Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) is launching a new campaign to remind people of the importance of taking prescription medications as directed. In many hospitals, it’s called medication adherence, and it’s an issue that’s becoming a hot topic in the health world today.</p><p>BCBS Regional President Arthur Vercillo says statistics show 75 percent of patients don’t take their prescriptions as directed.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:21:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 51590 at http://wrvo.org Excellus health insurance launches new community campaign Health insurance enrollment deadline looms http://wrvo.org/post/health-insurance-enrollment-deadline-looms <p></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:19:22 +0000 Ellen Abbott 48741 at http://wrvo.org Three upstate NY regions have low Medicare costs http://wrvo.org/post/three-upstate-ny-regions-have-low-medicare-costs <p>Parts of upstate New York are spending less on Medicare than other regions of the U.S., according to a recent report by the Institute of Medicine.<br><br>The study analyzed health care spending, utilization and quality in more than 300 cities nationwide. Three upstate New York cities ranked among the lowest 20 spenders. Syracuse ranked 19th, while Buffalo ranked fourth. Rochester was found to have the lowest Medicare spending in the country. Its costs per beneficiary was $174 a month lower than the study's median.<br> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:57:08 +0000 Catherine Loper 41901 at http://wrvo.org