BCBSRI finds that 40% of its covered emergency visits unnecessary

PROVIDENCE — An internal task force at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has identified 40 percent of emergency department visits it covers, about $90 million in care in 2018, is unnecessary, and eliminated $4.5 million of that waste, BCBSRI announced Thursday. Since its creation this year, BCBSRI’s Emergency Department Task Force’s efforts…

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