Category Archive: AHIP

AHIP elects Joseph Swedish to lead board of directors in 2017

America’s Health Insurance Plans has elected Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish as the chairman of its board of directors effective January 2017. Bernard Tyson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, will replace Swedish in 2018. 

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3 strategies Oscar employs to reach and retain enrollees

In its ongoing effort to attract and retain enrollees, health insurance startup Oscar relies on technology and hands-on member engagement strategies, CEO Mario Schlosser writes a blog post for America’s Health Insurance Plans.

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AHIP: Case studies show insurers breaking ground in behavioral health coverage

A new report from America’s Health Insurance Plans touts the “pioneering innovative programs” that insurers have deployed to meet patients’ behavioral health needs.

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When Record-Breaking Isn’t Always That Great

For the second year in a row, prescription drug spending rose by double digits to reach $425 billion, according to the latest IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics report. Continue reading

Q&A: Overuse and Quality Improvement Efforts

Together the American College of Physicians (ACP) and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) conducted a study to illustrate the magnitude and trends in potential overuse of three health care services. Continue reading

Introducing AHIP’s Young Professionals Network: Empower, Lead, Achieve

We want the youngest and brightest members in health insurance to take the most advantage of AHIP’s resources and networks as we empower with them to shape our industry for the better. Continue reading

Medical Privacy to Clinical Research: Here’s The Latest Health Care-Related Legislation

Variety was slim for Congress this week as the majority of the health care bills brought forth focused on amendments to the Public Health Service Act. Continue reading

Health Care Trifecta: Shifting Toward Value-Based Care

What do a health plan, a hospital network, and a primary care provider have in common? Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI), nonprofit health system Lifespan, and primary care group practice Coastal Medical are proof that collaboration is alive and well in the health care space. Continue reading

Setting the story straight on Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage plans are able to provide financial protections via out-of-pocket caps and supplemental benefits on top of traditional Medicare benefits not because of “current rules” that favor them, but because Medicare Advantage plans can deliver more cost effective care by virtue of high-value networks of providers, extensive oversight and accountability on quality measures and other elements, and programs that ensure access to care for vulnerable beneficiaries. Continue reading

The Power of Partnerships

Health plans are increasingly turning to partnerships with stakeholders across the health system in an effort to help transform the health of the communities they serve. Continue reading

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