March 11, 2024
Payers | Tea Leaves
  • The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association will lead an effort to improve maternity care in about 600 acute care and pediatric hospitals across the nation, including a push to address racial and ethnic disparities. Health equity in maternal care will be added to the list of conditions that the insurer’s Blue Distinction Centers focus on, the company said in an announcement. The effectiveness of that care will be measured against industry standards. Blue Distinction Centers are comprised of hospitals and other providers that the insurer deems to deliver high-quality care. (Article here)