Announcement of Public Workshop, "Examining Health Care Competition" ("Health Care Workshop") Project No. P13-1207 #00039

Submission Number:
00039
Commenter:
Joel Slackman
Organization:
BlueCross BlueShield Association
State:
District of Columbia
Initiative Name:
Announcement of Public Workshop, "Examining Health Care Competition" ("Health Care Workshop") Project No. P13-1207
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) -- a national federation of 37 independent, community-based, and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans ("Plans") that collectively provide health care coverage for 100 million Americans -- intends to offer written comments in response to the FTC's notice and workshop discussions by April 30, 2014. However, to be considered for the workshop, some Plans wish to offer the attached comments concerning advancements in health care technology (i.e., health information technology or HIT).