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ND Blues reduce spiraling costs: State’s medical inflation reduced by nearly half

September 22, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Check out these health system vital signs: Fewer hospital admissions. Emergency room visits down significantly. Better diabetes control and coronary artery disease management. Continue Reading

ND Blues say yes to recess: Insurer wants to start fitness movement among elementary school classrooms

September 13, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota wants to start a fitness movement among children in elementary school classrooms across the state. Continue Reading

Blue Cross Blue Shield signs deal to pay based on patient outcomes

June 6, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota has signed contracts with two large health systems to begin paying providers based on rewarding better patient outcomes. Continue Reading

North Dakota attorney general warns of bogus Blue Cross surveys

February 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota residents have been receiving calls from people claiming falsely to be taking surveys of Blue Cross Blue Shield members, according to state Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem Friday. Continue Reading

LLOYD OMDAHL: Health crisis requires new restaurant chain

November 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Instead of the 10 percent discount now available only for seniors, every patron should be eligible for a 20 percent markdown. That will bring in the business, especially from seniors who will travel miles and eat at strange hours just to get that petty 10 percent break. They won’t be able to resist 20 percent. Continue Reading

LLOYD OMDAHL: New health rules — ‘Stop aging and eating’

September 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Sixty-four percent of North Dakotans are overweight or obese and the number is rapidly expanding. I am a few pounds over the edge myself, but it isn’t because I am fat I am half an inch too short. Continue Reading

Residents turn out for BCBSND forum

September 16, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

More than 50 community members were on hand when officials from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota stopped in Jamestown on Thursday night. Continue Reading

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Regulator: Blue Cross reserves OK

July 23, 2010 in INFORUM

BISMARCK Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota has maintained reasonable financial reserves since the state Insurance Department ordered the company to pay $26.5 million in refunds four years ago, Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm said Friday. Continue Reading