Change Healthcare Product Enhancement Helps Capital BlueCross Customers Find the Right Healthcare Provider for the Right Price
Brentwood, Tenn. (May 6, 2015) – Capital BlueCross customers have greater access to healthcare provider information thanks to an expanded partnership with Change Healthcare, a market leader in healthcare consumer engagement and cost and quality transparency.
The partnership allows Capital BlueCross to leverage the advanced and expanding functionality of the Change Healthcare Engagement Platform, including a tailored search-by-provider feature with enhanced provider reviews. The addition of this functionality, developed in response to market demand, supports and enhances Change Healthcare’s ability to meet the needs of Capital BlueCross customers, whether they are accessing the platform through Change Healthcare’s core application or an application programming interface (API).
“In this new age of healthcare consumerism, health plans, in particular, need to provide a more integrated transparency experience to accommodate the needs of existing members – both individual and group – as well as attract new members shopping on the exchanges. Access to decision-support tools that create a positive member experience is a must,” said Doug Ghertner, president of Change Healthcare, which serves a diverse client base comprised of large national employers, Blue Cross Blue Shield plans and independent health plans.
“Our expanded partnership with Change Healthcare comes at a time when we are intently focused on further enhancing the consumer experience,” said Gary D. St. Hilaire, president and CEO of Capital BlueCross. “Our customers are looking for more information to make informed healthcare decisions, and they want it to be easily and quickly accessible. This provider functionality eliminates many of the questions people had about finding a provider, while offering reviews that help them to feel better about the choices they make. We are excited to deliver exactly what our customers not only need, but are asking for from us.”
As part of its ongoing effort to enable healthcare consumerism for its customers, Capital BlueCross plans to implement search by provider through Change Healthcare this fall. The organization already offers its members several Change Healthcare consumer engagement solutions, including Cost Lookup, which enables individuals to search for a prescription, medical, dental or vision service and determine the price they would pay at a specific provider, based on their individual plan, network and location; Ways to Save Alerts, email and text alerts that notify users of opportunities to save on their most common and recurring medical, dental and prescription purchases; and Healthcare University, an interactive and engaging education program that utilizes videos, quizzes, interactive games and gamification to teach users the basics of health insurance and how to shop for high-quality, cost-effective care.
To learn more about Change Healthcare, visit www.changehealthcare.com.
To learn more about Capital BlueCross, visit www.capbluecross.com.
About Change Healthcare
Established in 2007, Change Healthcare is on a mission to transform the way Americans purchase and utilize healthcare services by driving sustainable engagement at the individual level. With a national customer base of health plans and employers, and more than 10 million lives under contract, Change Healthcare is a premier national provider of healthcare consumer engagement and cost and quality transparency solutions, enabling consumers to: better understand and utilize their healthcare benefits; make informed healthcare purchasing decisions based on quality, cost and convenience; and manage higher out-of-pocket responsibility and realize savings. This, in turn, helps both health plans and employers: control their healthcare costs; successfully migrate to more cost-effective plans; optimize existing wellness programs; and improve employee satisfaction and retention. For more information, visit www.changehealthcare.com.
About Capital BlueCross
Capital BlueCross, headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa., is the leading health insurer in central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. For more than 75 years, the company has provided products and services to individuals, families and employers that provide peace of mind and promote good health. Today, Capital BlueCross continues to evolve, innovating new ways to create an even healthier future for customers with more choice, greater convenience, and better quality of care. Among the company’s innovations is Capital Blue, a one-of-a-kind health and wellness retail store, where consumers can go for in-person service, health and nutrition consultations, fitness classes and other services that inspire healthy living. Capital BlueCross is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association.