BlueCross Wins Best Of Blue Awards

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee brought home two Best of Blue awards during the BlueCross BlueShield Association’s annual Blue National Summit conference.

The awards recognize the Tennessee Plan’s excellence in inter-plan solutions and internal audit from among 37 Blue Plans across the Association’s nationwide network.

The Best of Blue for inter-plan solutions award honored BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s new work collection and distribution software application. The app reduced the amount of systems and reports used by the company to manage claims on a daily basis.

The Best of Blue internal audit award recognized the Tennessee Plan’s program that measures audit readiness by simulating an actual Health Insurance and Portability Accountability Act audit scenario that would be conducted by the Office for Civil Rights. While a HIPAA audit is a task that any insurance company is likely to undergo, the simulation provided additional assurance that BlueCross’ member data is secure.

Additionally, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee was a finalist for a Best of Blue Clinical Distinction award. The award recognizes Blue Plans that take leadership in medical informatics areas such as improving care quality and engaging providers, consumers and communities.




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