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Opioid prescriptions decrease nearly 20 percent in Nebraska

The number of opioid medications filled by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members declined 19 percent from 2014 to 2017.  “There has been a lot more attention given by providers to their patients who may be misusing the drugs, filling too frequently, filling before they’ve run out, or maybe having symptoms

By |2018-07-12T11:18:51+00:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Opioid prescriptions decrease nearly 20 percent in Nebraska

Depression diagnosis in Blue Cross members has risen dramatically

Depression diagnosis rates are increasing in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members – up 18.9 percent since 2014. Young people had the most dramatic rise, a 37.3 percent increase for members ages 15 to 20 and a 40 percent increases for members ages 21 to 30. “The Blue Cross and Blue Shield

By |2018-05-14T14:24:41+00:00May 10th, 2018|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Depression diagnosis in Blue Cross members has risen dramatically