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QE Report 2021: Examining the relationship between socioeconomic factors and preventable diabetes- and hypertension-related inpatient admissions

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As a certified national Qualified Entity (QE), BHI combines Medicare fee-for-service data with our own rich set of commercial claims data from more than 234 million individuals to research and report on the quality and delivery of care in the U.S. Our first QE report focuses on diabetes due to its increasing prevalence and ability to be effectively managed if …

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BHI Data Report: Using Data in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

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Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI®) examined breast cancer rates in women between 40 and 64 years of age using national commercial claims data from 2016 through 2019. The study looked at costs and trends over the four years with a brief look into how the pandemic affected breast cancer screening and diagnostic mammograms utilization in 2020.

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Cost of Care Snapshot: 3-Year Trends

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In this report, Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI®) presents a summary of recent healthcare trends using claims data from the most trusted commercial health plans. In looking across all this information, three trends continue to rise to the surface: Cost increases are outpacing healthcare utilization. Care settings continue to have a huge impact on costs. The prescription drug cost gap is still …

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The Impact of Caregiving on Mental and Physical Health

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In this Health of America report, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, in collaboration with Blue Health Intelligence, examines the role that caregivers play an important role in the U.S. healthcare system. The commitment of time, labor and emotional support this role requires can have a substantial impact on caregivers’ physical, behavioral and emotional well-being.

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Trends in Pregnancy and Childbirth Complications in the U.S.

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Millions of women give birth in the U.S. every year. A majority of these women have healthy pregnancies and deliveries. However, an analysis of Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Association in collaboration with Blue Health Intelligence data reveals an increasing number of women are experiencing pregnancy complications and childbirth complications.

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The Benefits of Regular Exercise

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In this Health of America report, the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Association, in collaboration with Blue Health Intelligence, examined the multi-year impacts of engagement in regular exercise through an employer-provided fitness benefit on health outcomes. Regular physical activity is shown to decrease the risk of conditions like diabetes and heart disease by 25% or more, and improve primary cardiovascular …

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Early-Onset Dementia and Alzheimer’s Rates Grow for Younger American Adults

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In this Health of America report, the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Association, in collaboration with Blue Health Intelligence, examined the overall health of Americans with early-onset dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. As early-onset dementia and Alzheimer’s disease continue to affect younger Americans, it is important to understand the impact of both forms of dementia on the health of Americans and …

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The Health Impact of Multiple Sclerosis

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In this Health of America report, the Blue Cross Blue Shield(BCBS) Association, in collaboration with Blue Health Intelligence, examined the overall health of American with MS. With more than half a million people living with MS, it is crucial to better understand the impact of this condition on the health, wellness and quality of life of Americans.

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The Health of Millennials

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In this Health of America report, the Blue Cross Blue Shield(BCBS) Association, in collaboration with Blue Health Intelligence, examined the overall health of the millennial generation, which will soon be the largest generation of Americans in the workforce.