News Releases for Regence BlueShield of Idaho

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June 28, 2016

Regence Invests Locally to Create a Healthier Region

Regence Invests Locally to Create a Healthier Region
Regional health plans devoted $7 million benefiting more than 2,000 nonprofits while its employees volunteered more than 7,400 hours to charitable causes across four-state footprint.
April 13, 2016

First Year Data Confirms Hospital Readmissions Decrease as Consumers Embrace Regence’s Palliative Care Benefit

First Year Data Confirms Hospital Readmissions Decrease as Consumers Embrace Regence’s Palliative Care Benefit
In support of National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16, Regence is unveiling inaugural palliative care program results. These showcase how critical this program is and the increased demand for this personalized level of support.
March 01, 2016

Regence BlueShield of Idaho paid $369.9 million for members’ health care in 2015

Regence BlueShield of Idaho paid $369.9 million for members’ health care in 2015
Regence BlueShield of Idaho paid $369.9 million in medical care for its fully insured members in 2015, or $3,469 per member, according to unaudited figures filed March 1 with the Idaho Department of Insurance.
February 25, 2016

Value-Based Health Care Payment Model Takes Root in Southwest Idaho

Value-Based Health Care Payment Model Takes Root in Southwest Idaho
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise and Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa work with Regence BlueShield of Idaho to implement “value-based” reimbursement model
January 15, 2016

Quality-focused Payment Model Expands in Idaho Health Care Community

Quality-focused Payment Model Expands in Idaho Health Care Community
POCATELLO, Idaho – Statewide efforts to improve patient care and better manage health care costs are getting a major boost now that Portneuf Medical Center has agreed to fully embrace a new reimbursement approach with Regence BlueShield of Idaho....
January 05, 2016

Eastern Idaho’s Largest Hospital Joins Shift to Pay for Performance

Eastern Idaho’s Largest Hospital Joins Shift to Pay for Performance
Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center partners with Regence BlueShield of Idaho to base its reimbursements on performance against leading national quality standards
November 16, 2015

Regence BlueShield of Idaho Releases Findings on the Importance of a Holistic Approach to Palliative Care

Regence BlueShield of Idaho Releases Findings on the Importance of a Holistic Approach to Palliative Care
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and Regence BlueShield of Idaho is doing its part to help educate and inform its members and the community about this much needed, yet little understood type of specialized care.
October 08, 2015

Regence’s Medicare plan in Idaho earns CMS 4 Stars quality and performance rating

Regence’s Medicare plan in Idaho earns CMS 4 Stars quality and performance rating
Regence BlueShield of Idaho is pleased to announce its Medicare Advantage PPO plan received 4 out of 5 Stars* from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
September 22, 2015

Regence Supports the National Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse, Invites Idaho Community to Join, Support “Drug Take-Back Day”

Regence Supports the National Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse, Invites Idaho Community to Join, Support “Drug Take-Back Day”
To help protect our families and communities -- and clear our homes of potentially dangerous, unused and unwanted prescription drugs -- Regence BlueShield of Idaho supports ‘Drug Take-Back Day’ organized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Idaho residents can drop off their unwanted or expired prescriptions at more than 27 locations statewide.
August 17, 2015

Leading Southeast Idaho Health Care Group Adopts New Care Management Model

Leading Southeast Idaho Health Care Group Adopts New Care Management Model
Portneuf Quality Alliance partners with Regence BlueShield of Idaho to improve care, control costs
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