Making Quality Measures Work

Developing and aligning quality measures is essential to transitioning from the fee-for-service reimbursement to a health care system that truly rewards value. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP in the News

INFOGRAPHIC: Improved Patient Care, Cost Savings with Medicaid Managed Care

Medicaid turns 50 today, and as the nation reflects on its legacy of delivering valuable coverage to low-income individuals,  it’s important to look at the role Medicaid managed care plans have played in making quality care more accessible than ever. Medicaid health plans now serve more than 43.5 million low income individuals – nearly 66 percent of total Medicaid enrollment - and a growing body of research finds the tools and techniques they use show great promise in achieving better outcomes [...]

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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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Pricey Hep C Drugs to Blame for Higher Health Care Spending

Gilead’s Solvaldi and Harvoni – which ring in price tags at $1,000 or more per pill – were leading culprits behind the 12.6 percent prescription drug spending increase in 2014. 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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Medicare seniors better off with Part D benefits

In celebrating 50 years of Medicare this week, let’s take a look at prescription drug insurance through Medicare Part D, which continues to provide millions of seniors and people with disabilities access to appropriate, cost-effective medicines. Continue reading

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Health Plan Innovations: Ensuring Access to Effective Treatments

Health plans are working hard to hold down specialty drug costs, while ensuring patient access to vital treatments. They’re using real-world solutions to promote high-value, high-quality medical treatments, as highlighted in a recent AHIP issue brief. 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

Posted in: On The Hill

The Latest Health Care-Related Legislation

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

Posted in: On The Hill

Everyone knows drug prices are a problem … except pharma

Health care experts, physicians, researchers, health plans, policymakers, Medicaid directors, patients – they all recognize how dangerous dramatic drug price increases are becoming for our patients and our health care system. As this week’s news coverage showed, pharmaceutical companies are still oblivious to how their six-figure price tags affect patients who need lifesaving treatments. Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs, What They Are Saying