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Blue KC Awards Annual Healthcare Innovation Prize

By Blue KC | May 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Last year, Blue KC partnered with the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) to launch the first-ever Healthcare Innovation Prize, a competition designed to encourage the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs to share how they believe we…

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Six Facts About Spira Care

By Blue KC | Apr 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Over the past year, Spira Care has opened five locations across Kansas and Missouri to serve its growing member base.  Our integrated primary care model is built on the promise of a stress-free member experience that enables stronger relationships with primary care providers. As our members begin or continue to use Spira Care, we have…

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Innovating Healthcare from the Inside Out, Starting in Kansas City

By Blue KC | May 17, 2018 | 3 Comments

Healthcare today is at a crossroads – as other industries move toward on-demand, simplified user experiences, we must do the same. No longer can our mindset be, “this is how it’s done.” We must look beyond existing systems, operations and roadblocks to deliver better, smarter care. Where do we begin? Getting started can sometimes be…

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Bringing Spira Care to Life

By Blue KC | Mar 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

When the idea that would evolve into Spira Care first came to mind in early 2016, we had no concept of what was to come. We at Blue KC constantly strive to provide a better healthcare experience for our members, so we wanted to know what it would be like if we could recreate it…

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Spira Care: A Step Towards the Future of Care Delivery

By Blue KC | Nov 8, 2017 | 4 Comments

Disruptions are currently taking place across all industries that are completely changing how consumers engage with companies. From Amazon and online shopping to Uber and transportation, traditional delivery models are evolving at the speed of light. Healthcare is no different; we know change is necessary to better meet your needs and move the industry toward…

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Blue KC Listens

By Blue KC | Aug 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

What you think matters. Your opinions provide insight on what’s important to you. Blue KC Listens is an online panel where Blue KC members can share their opinions and offer suggestions about how Blue KC can better serve you. Blue KC Listens panel members are sent an email with a link to a short survey.…

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Seeing Your Doctor from Your Home

By Blue KC | Jun 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) is constantly looking for ways to improve access to care by utilizing the newest and most innovative treatment options available. With American Well (Amwell)*, we’re bringing you the option of getting care from the comfort and convenience of home. Amwell allows you to schedule and…

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CPC+: Leading Patient Care Innovation, Starting in Kansas City

By Blue KC | Mar 24, 2017 | 8 Comments

The healthcare landscape is shifting– beginning with how we approach care delivery. To create a patient-focused, comprehensive healthcare experience requires an industry environment that promotes collaboration and innovation. Blue KC is continually exploring innovative approaches to achieve high-quality, affordable healthcare for our members. We’ve also collaborated with other payers, providers and federal agencies to embrace…

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Lowering Prescription Drug Costs

By Blue KC | Feb 21, 2017 | 4 Comments

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) is partnering with Rx Savings Solutions to provide Blue KC members with state-of-the art healthcare software to help them save money on prescription drugs. Founded by pharmacist, Michael Rea, Rx Savings Solutions is revolutionizing healthcare by simplifying pharmacy. A few years ago, Michael helped an employee of a local…

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