Author Archives: AHIP Coverage

Policymakers Address Health Savings Accounts and Zika Virus Response

Congress has had its hands full on various pieces of legislation, including a response to the Zika Virus, cost-saving programs for Medicare, and the expansion of health savings accounts, to name a few. Continue reading

Posted in: On The Hill

Ask the AHIP Experts: Why Provider Networks are Important

Health plans use high-value provider networks to reduce premiums and promote more affordable coverage for consumers. We asked two of AHIP’s policy leads, Vice Presidents Greg Gierer and Crystal Kuntz, to explain why health plans are turning to high-value provider networks designed to reward quality and effectiveness. Continue reading

Posted in: Fact Check, Uncategorized

Health Plans Leading the Way in Asthma Care

Health plans are recognized yearly by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through its National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management for pioneering innovative strategies and programs to help consumers better manage their asthma. Their work in providing access to asthma care services is important, as asthma affects more than 25 million Americans each year, including nearly 7 million children. Continue reading

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Mental Health to Medicaid: Here is the Latest Health Care-Related Legislation

Congress picked up where it left off prior to the holiday recess, introducing several pieces of legislation relating to health care in the House and Senate. Continue reading

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A Holistic, Person-centered Approach to Medicaid Managed Care

Recognizing health care is not one-size-fits-all, Medicaid health plans tailor benefits and programs to the specific needs of patient populations. A key component of what makes Medicaid health plans successful is their ability to develop patient-centered programs based on critical input from beneficiaries and providers. Continue reading

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Meaningful use, medication adherence, and other health care bills brought before Congress this week

In their last act before heading into recess until Jan. 4, members of Congress introduced several pieces of legislation in the House and Senate relating to health care. Continue reading

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Social Security to Occupational Safety: Read the Latest Health Care-Related Legislation

Before heading home for the holidays, Congress introduced several pieces of legislation addressing health care – not to mention approving a $1.1 trillion spending bill. Continue reading

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Ask the AHIP Experts: The value of Medicaid managed care

AHIP’s Medicaid policy leads, Mark Hamelburg, senior vice president of Federal Programs; Howard Weiss, vice president of Public Programs Policy; and Randy Desonia, executive director of Medicaid Policy, weighed in on the current state of Medicaid managed care and the value of the program for beneficiaries. Continue reading

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Public Health to Medicare Advantage: Here’s the Latest Health Care-Related Legislation

We’re hitting the home stretch in 2016 and Congress is hard at work wrapping up business on Capitol Hill. Check out this week’s health care bills introduced in the House and Senate. Continue reading

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Telehealth to Enrollment Data: Read the Latest Health Care-Related Legislation

This week the House and Senate saw the introduction of 10 pieces of health care legislation. Continue reading

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