Vice President of Pharmacy at Independent Health Martin Burruano addresses the rising cost of drugs in a recent op-ed. To increase transparency, the health plan uses a pricing model where employers know the exact cost of their prescriptions. Burruano also emphasizes the need for federal support to curtail prices and calls for legislative action.
Independent Health Foundation and Major League Eaters joined to host 2017 Kale Yeah! The World’s Healthiest Eating Championship. The event was part of the Foundation’s Healthy Options program, which helps people throughout Western New York make informed decisions about healthy eating. The first Kale Yeah! healthy eating competition took place in 2016.
Shared Mobility, Inc. and Independent Health celebrated the first full year of the Reddy bikeshare program. Milestones for the first full year of operation include more than 4,000 total riders, more than 40,000 total miles traveled and more than 1.6 million calories burned.
Independent Health created Evolve Practice Partners, a company that will aid primary care physicians in achieving best patient outcomes. “We have been on this path for 20 years working with physicians as partners to help revitalize and grow primary care, sharing information with them to define what excellence looks like,” said Michael W. Cropp, M.D.,Read more »
CMS announced the selection of the Greater Buffalo region to participate in CMS’ Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) Initiative. Independent Health and BCBS of Western New York will collaborate to strengthen primary care and support improved care, better population health and lower health costs.