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About Marcia Cady

As media relations manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, Marcia is also the Managing Editor of the Newsroom. She is a former journalist and member of the Nebraska Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, the Omaha Press Club and QUAD.

Returning to the work, Jennifer Cintani wanted more than a job

Jennifer Cintani didn’t want to work just anywhere. After taking time off from her career to spend time with her family, getting back into the workforce meant finding a higher calling. Jennifer has found that calling as director of Government Programs Compliance and Medicare Advantage Compliance Officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska.

By |2019-10-08T10:01:48-05:00October 14th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Returning to the work, Jennifer Cintani wanted more than a job

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska expands Medicare Advantage coverage to 11 new counties

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has expanded Medicare Advantage coverage to 11 additional counties in Nebraska. “This expansion allows us to reach even more Nebraskans with a full portfolio of health insurance options for individuals who are Medicare eligible,” Tom Gilsdorf, director, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska said. The new

By |2019-10-10T09:22:39-05:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: News Releases, Stories, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska expands Medicare Advantage coverage to 11 new counties

Fewer MS cases diagnosed in Nebraska

Nebraskans are experiencing fewer diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) than the national average according to a new Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Health of America study. MS cases between 2015 and 2018 in the state were fairly flat with 2.8 claimants per 1,000 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members. “We don’t

By |2019-10-08T14:09:22-05:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Fewer MS cases diagnosed in Nebraska

Medicare seminar strives to clarify insurance options

When Mike and Lori Gordon sat down at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) recent Medicare seminar for employees and their family members, they weren’t there for themselves. With another decade in the workforce, Lori - a BCBSNE technical analyst- wanted to know more about Medicare options for Mike’s father. “This is my

By |2019-10-04T08:20:40-05:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Medicare seminar strives to clarify insurance options

Cutting through the noise of health care billing

We all agree, health care can be complicated. Especially when you move between doctors and health care systems. They need to talk with each other to share your basic health care information. This is called interoperability, when different information systems, devices or applications connect or coordinate to optimize health care. The National Academy of Medicine

By |2019-09-03T09:51:44-05:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Cutting through the noise of health care billing

Surprise billing changes can protect consumers

As many as 15% of patients have received a surprise bill after a hospital stay. We’re working with lawmakers to find solutions and are recommending specific changes that can better protect consumers. Congress is considering two different ways to resolve payment disputes involving surprise bills. Here we take a look at the facts and the

By |2019-08-16T13:43:50-05:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Surprise billing changes can protect consumers

Protect consumers from surprise medical bills with benchmarked-based rates

One of the first things you likely ask in deciding where to seek medical treatment is whether the doctor and hospital is in your health plan’s network, so you can get the quality care you need at the most affordable price. Yet, even when you’ve carefully selected a medical facility that is in your network,

By |2019-08-23T13:33:55-05:00August 25th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Protect consumers from surprise medical bills with benchmarked-based rates

Data can lower health care costs

Data is everywhere in health care - the results of a lab test, immunization records and cholesterol levels are considered data. What if some of that same data could be used not just to treat but to predict future health conditions like diabetes? It’s already happening. Data in the hands of providers and their staffs

By |2019-07-15T13:42:19-05:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Data can lower health care costs

Lincoln communal garden growing

Squash, bamboo, cucumbers, mushrooms and eggplants are being tended with care by Karen refugees in a first of its kind communal garden in Lincoln. The Karen culture supports the sharing of plots of land and labor for the use of all. “For those who worked in agriculture before immigrating, it builds a comforting connection between

By |2019-07-09T08:53:30-05:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Lincoln communal garden growing

Coping with summer allergies

Take it from an allergy sufferer, it’s no fun sniffling through the summer months. Any change in the weather can bring about itchy eyes, a running nose and constant sneezes. Bad weather, high humidity and dry air can also set off asthma. So, what can you do to lower your risk of an allergy or

By |2019-06-18T08:43:23-05:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Coping with summer allergies