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Empire Participating Physician Practices Become Patient Centered Medical Homes

July 8, 2011Tom Canty, VP and General Manager Empire BlueCross BlueShieldEmpire is pleased to announce that a growing number of our participating physicians have had their medical practices accredited by the National Committee on Quality Assurance (“NCQA”) as a “Patient Centered Medical Home.” In a patient centered medical home, the medical practice is organized around…

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What is an Occupational Disease?

June 21, 2011By Matthew A. Funk, Esq. Brecher Fishman Pasternack Walsh Tilker & Ziegler, P.C. Worker’s Compensation Corner Most of us know that Workers Compensation Law protects workers who become injured on the job. Under the law, workers can be compensated for accidental injuries, which often happen suddenly and traumatically at the work site. No…

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When Kids Are Overweight

June 15, 2011Tom Canty,Vice President & General Manager Empire BlueCross BlueShield Believe it or not, 40 percent of kindergartners through eighth-graders – or about half a million kids in New York City are too heavy. One in five kindergarten children is obese. This has to stop.  With overweight kids, it’s not just that they’re more…

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The Psychological Effects of Workplace Injuries

June 13, 2011 By Dr. Howard M. Rombom John Smith, a New York City subway conductor, was piloting his train into the station one day when a commuter leaped from the platform onto the tracks. After Smith witnessed the suicide, he followed all of the appropriate procedures as mandated by the New York City Transit…

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Vince Lombardi is Not Available

May 25, 2011Tom Canty, Vice President Sales, Empire BlueCross BlueShieldMost of us agree, there have been times when we’ve needed a coach. Our closets are a mess and our bank account, even more so. Marital bliss is far from effortless, and our own teenage angst was a walk in the park compared to what we’re…

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Myths About Worker’s Comp

May 19, 2011 Myth – I cannot afford an attorney, so how will I be able to represent myself at a hearing? Truth – Lawyers only get paid if they win. After Joe was injured on his construction job he asked his employer about workman’s compensation. He needed help to cover the medical bills for…

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These Regulations Save Lives and Jobs

April 29, 2011 By Joel Shufro Today, April 28th is Worker Memorial Day, a day on which we remember the millions of brothers and sisters, here and throughout the world, who have died as a result of a job related injuries or illnesses and when we recommit ourselves to fight for the human right of…

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New Tools Help You Get the Most from Your Health Benefits

April 21, 2011 By Tom Canty, VP & GM Sales, Empire BlueCross BlueShield What’s the difference between a co pay and co insurance? What does it mean if a doctor is ‘out of network’? How does a Health Savings Account work? Understanding your coverage and benefits should be a top priority. That’s why Empire BlueCross…

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