Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama wins award

Published 9:11 am Tuesday, May 30, 2023

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama won the K2 Peak Award for innovation in provider-payer collaboration at the KLAS K2 Summit.

Secure Exchange Solutions and Innova Primary Care also shared the honor with Blue Shield and Blue Cross of Alabama, receiving SES and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama earning a KLAS Points of  Light award that highlights the program to engage primary care physicians for a 50% decrease in hospital readmissions and a 46% decrease in provider costs.

“Our team at Innova appreciates the leadership of Blue  Cross Blue Shield of Alabama to provide this critical patient information in a timely manner so that we  are able to promptly follow up with our patients and aid them in navigating the healthcare system,” said Dr. Brooke  Uptagrafft, President of Innova Primary Care.

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The Care Alerts program assists with greater connectivity to local hospitals, representing 73% of the short-term acute care hospital beds in the state. Clinician onboarding into the program is  seamless through self-service enrollment.

“I am extremely proud of the adoption and growth of the Care Alerts  program. We now serve more than 30% of the region’s primary care providers statewide, and our  unique provider education cultivates provider engagement and enthusiasm,” said Royce Bradley,  Operations Manager Healthcare Networks, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. “We continue to  drive future program innovation and healthcare improvement for our members.”