Health plans and government agencies are making “a good solid beginning” at dealing with the opioid crisis, a Blue Cross Blue Shield Association official said Sept. 13.

Medical directors from five state Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) plans talked to reporters about actions they are taking to help patients and families affected by opioid addiction. One example is Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey’s use of data to identify at-risk patients in Newark. Actions by health plans...