Medicaid Health Plans Ensure Quality, Coordinated Care

Medicaid health plans are at the forefront of implementing systems and programs that promote high-quality, coordinated care for millions of low-income beneficiaries across the country. Continue reading

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Here we go again: Another day, another six-figure drug price

Instead of acknowledging the growing consumer concern and outrage over soaring prices for medical services, media reports today show drugmakers are still turning a blind eye, slapping more six-figure price tags on critical treatments. Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs

Medicare Advantage Plans Closing the Gap in Health Care Disparities and Access

Medicare Advantage plans in the western United States are proving it’s possible to reduce and ultimately erase racial disparities in health care, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Continue reading

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What They Are Saying About Plans Supporting Consumers Through Open Enrollment: News Headlines

The health plan community’s efforts to support consumers during the enrollment and renewal process have made headlines across the country. Continue reading

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The Price Is High and Stays There

The price of tests and scans continue to increase, although the equipment used to perform the procedures has become less expensive. Continue reading

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FTC Chairwoman: Why Provider Consolidation is So Worrisome

Health care providers, policymakers, and patients should be worried about the provider consolidation trend because more consolidation means less competition, Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine. Continue reading

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Proposed Efforts to Support Consumers During the Enrollment and Renewal Process

Health plans are taking proactive steps to help mitigate any confusion or disruption to consumers during this period. Continue reading

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AHIP Statement on Mental and Behavioral Health Coverage

AHIP President and CEO Karen Ignagni released the following statement on mental and behavioral health coverage … Continue reading

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Behavioral Health Care: Health Plans Promoting Personalized Care and Innovative Programs

Improving the mental health care system is a serious issue that requires many stakeholders working together toward a solution. And health plans are part of the solution, devoting significant resources to get patients the quality care they need to manage their conditions. Continue reading

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The Latest Health Care-Related Legislation

Check out the latest health care-related legislation introduced in the House and Senate. Continue reading

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