Healthways extends, expands work with Mid-Atlantic BlueCross plan

Franklin-based well-being services provider Healthways and CareFirst, the Maryland/D.C./Northern Virginia BlueCross BlueShield licensee, had a couple of news items to share Wednesday morning. First, the companies said they have extended their partnership to provide various disease management services to federal employees and their dependents. And secondly, they said their work together on CareFirst's patient-centered medical home program will grow and be extended by three years through 2016.

"This program focuses on the roughly 10% of CareFirst's membership who account for nearly 50 to 60 percent of all our claims cost." Burrell continued, "Expanding our work with Healthways is an important element of building upon the success we have already experienced in the first year of operating our PCMH model."