Online Care Anywhere
This innovative care option gives consumers the ability to talk immediately with a physician who is able to review clinical information, ask and answer questions, make diagnoses and prescribe medications – doing all of it from wherever they are, at any time using the web or a phone.
This program features the largest network of facilities in the state, offering monthly credit for members who regularly commit to an exercise program.
Retail clinic coverage
Nationally, we were the first health plan to cover retail clinic visits and offer waived copayments for these visits.
The program achieved a six-month stop-smoking quit rate of 39 percent in 2012, more than six times higher than the overall national quit rate of 6.2 percent.
A unique tool that provides cost and quality information for common procedures at network facilities, both locally and nationwide, giving members information about their health care spending.
Recognizing Excellence(SM) program
The Recognizing Excellence(SM) program rewards physician provider groups who meet defined evidence-based clinical outcomes and preventive measures. It motivates providers to continually improve care and patient outcomes.
Health care quality improvement
Blue Cross is a sponsor of significant quality initiatives in Minnesota. These include the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI), MN Community Measurement, Blue Distinction® centers for excellence and the Minnesota Health Information Exchange (MN HIE).
Blue Cross Foundation
Since 1986, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation has awarded more than $30 million to create healthier communities around Minnesota.
The Center for Prevention has committed more than $55 million since 2006 to tackling the leading root causes of preventable death and disease, including tobacco use, lack of physical activity and unhealthy eating.