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New Availity and Regence white paper details challenges and opportunities for improving the pre-authorization process

Availity, the nation’s largest real-time health information network, and Regence, a family of regional health plans serving members in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Utah, announced today the results of their collaboration to improve the pre-authorization process through the implementation of new tools that allow for real-time, electronic and automated pre-authorization.
November 19, 2020 All Markets
Celebrating its second year serving Deschutes County with Medicare coverage, Regence visits local Oregon podcast to discuss 2021 plans and benefits

Celebrating its second year serving Deschutes County with Medicare coverage, Regence visits local Oregon podcast to discuss 2021 plans and benefits

Dara Smith, who oversees Regence’s Medicare product and sales, recently visited with Bancorp Insurance in Deschutes County, Ore., to talk about 2021 Regence Medicare offerings. The ‘Insurance Talk’ podcast explores high-quality, cost-effective benefits that help Regence members maintain and improve their health
November 17, 2020 Oregon
Election 2020: What we know today

Election 2020: What we know today

This was an historic election with record-setting voter turnout. In fact, more Americans voted in 2020 – and voted by mail – than in any other election in U.S. history. Former Vice President Joe Biden emerged the winner and his running mate, California Senator Kamala Harris, will become the first woman, first African American, and first Indian American to serve as vice president – another historic first.
November 16, 2020 All Markets
Honoring veterans in 2020: Virtual employee celebration and serving those who served our nation

Honoring veterans in 2020: Virtual employee celebration and serving those who served our nation

As part of a larger effort to stay safe and slow the spread of COVID-19 this winter, Regence employees celebrated Veterans Day a little differently in 2020. Traditionally, the company’s Military Community Employee Resource Group hosts its annual Veterans Day Tribute with in-person gatherings where employees can also join virtually. This year veterans and their loved ones were honored with a completely virtual event—though certainly with as much passion and emotion as years past.
November 11, 2020 All Markets
When health care works: A story of caregiving and hope

When health care works: A story of caregiving and hope

Imagine waking up one morning unable to move your toes due to an unexpected health condition. Overnight your life has changed dramatically, as has your spouse or another loved one who steps up to help. Regence member Saeed and his wife, Mojgan, experienced this very real situation. The numbness Saeed originally felt in his toes eventually spread through his body—the symptoms of a rare neurological disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome, where the body’s immune system attacks the nervous system. Over time the condition progressed to the point Saeed was fully paralyzed and put on a ventilator. “And then came the worst thing that could have happened to me—my silence,” said Saeed. “I couldn’t talk.”
November 04, 2020 All Markets
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