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Kids' COVID-19 Vaccinations

Dr. Robert Sadowski, Pediatric Specialist and Medical Director for CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield (CareFirst), recently discussed frequently asked questions parents, guardians and caregivers may have about COVID-19 vaccines for young children.

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CareFirst Launches Blue High Performance NetworkSM Offering and Advances Value-based Care Partnerships

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CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) champions the importance of transitioning to a value-based care system and is committed to bringing affordable, high-quality healthcare to all its members. That’s why we introduced the Blue High Performance NetworkSM (BlueHPNSM).

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Data and Social Determinants in Support of Better Health Outcomes

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CareFirst's Vice President of Community Health and Social Impact Dr. Destiny-Simone Ramjohn and Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tich Changamire recently spoke with Health Leader's Media on the importance of addressing social determinants of health and how alternative data can be used to create solutions.

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How to Bolster Mental Health Defenses

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Oleg Tarkovsky, Director of Behavioral Health Services, CareFirst, recently authored an article detailing the symptoms of depression and how to address changes in your mental health to bolster defenses.

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Depression vs. Languishing

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Oleg Tarkovsky, Director of Behavioral Health Services, CareFirst, recently spoke with WBAL TV for National Depression Awareness month to discuss the difference between clinical depression and simply feeling down or languishing.

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Mental Health in the Workplace

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Stacia Cohen, R.N., MBA, Executive Vice President of Health Services for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, recently shared insights with the Business Journal on workplace mental health and how we apply the lessons we learned from the pandemic to prioritize mental health in the workplace.

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The Surprising Reasons Behind Vaccine Hesitancy

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As COVID-19 continues making its presence known worldwide, politicians and public health officials are perplexed by the increased resistance to vaccine safety and efficacy. In searching for a reason to explain this resistance, psychology and, more specifically, cognitive biases research have a lot to offer.

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What will be the Pandemic's Mental Health Legacy?

CareFirst's Executive Vice President of Health Services, Stacia A. Cohen, R.N., MBA, joined the panel during MedCity INVEST to discuss mental healthcare disparities and the pandemic's broader effect on mental health.

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Meeting Member Needs Through Medicaid

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Vickie Cosby, Senior Vice President, Medicaid and Medicare Programs, CareFirst and Cindy Nanasi, VP, Segment Integration, CareFirst, recently spoke with Oliver Wyman Health about CareFirst’s entry into Medicaid.

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How Plans Are Supporting Providers on Their Value-Based Care Journey

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World Congress recently hosted a panel discussion highlighting the importance of applying a phased approach to meet providers where they are at to accelerate success in value-based care arrangements.

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Vaccines Are the Way to End This Pandemic

CareFirst’s Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Daniel Winn, recently shared important information with the Baltimore Sun on COVID-19 vaccines, myths tied to vaccines in general, accessibility and post-vaccination measures.

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Helping Members Manage Diabetes from the Comfort and Safety of Home

A new virtual program from CareFirst and leading diabetes management company, Onduo, ensures high-risk members get the care they need, especially during COVID.

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As Childhood Vaccinations Decline, Concern Grows

There has been a steep drop in the rate of pediatric vaccinations since the start of the pandemic. See how CareFirst is course-correcting this distressing development.

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Removing Barriers to Diabetes Care

Most people who have prediabetes don’t even know they have it. The U.S. is experiencing a silent national epidemic.

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