ACR, seven medical societies warn BlueCross BlueShield against new in-office treatment policy

The American College of Rheumatology this week joined seven other medical societies representing specialists in ophthalmology, dermatology, gastroenterology and urology in warning BlueCross BlueShield against a recent insurance trend that requires providers to obtain physician-administered drugs through mail-order specialty pharmacies.In a letter to BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, the organizations argued that the mail-order mandate adds additional layers of bureaucracy that will delay necessary care, increase costs for patients, increase drug waste, and reduce the ability of providers toRead More

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