Category: AHIP

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

New Data Brief on Networks Ensuring Affordable, Accessible Specialty Care

For patients managing complex health conditions, health plans’ networks include a broad range of specialty provider and hospital groups that have a proven track-record of delivering high-quality care, according to a new AHIP data brief. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP Studies and Reports

New Issue Brief on Specialty Drug Issues and Challenges

A new issue brief from AHIP delves deeper into the challenges posed by high specialty drug pricing, which continues to threaten the availability of affordable coverage options for patients across the country. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP Studies and Reports, Health Care Costs

Durham Op-Ed: “The Great Threat of Rising Health Care Costs”

Today’s Morning Consult features an op-ed by AHIP Interim CEO Dan Durham, in which he states now is the time to focus on ensuring health care accessibility, affordability, and quality. However, Durham highlights underlying challenges that all stakeholders need to confront in order to move the health system forward. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP in the News, Cost Alert

Striking down weak patents protects patients

In some cases, explosive drug prices are the result of drugmakers’ patent schemes that financially distress consumers and limit their treatment options. That is why a recent proposal to exempt pharmaceutical companies from a key consumer protection would leave families across the country even more hostage to egregious pharmaceutical prices. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP Letters, Cost Alert

New Data Brief on Hospital Consolidation and Premiums

The growing body of evidence that hospital consolidation and higher premiums go hand-in-hand has yet another entry. A new AHIP data brief finds that as hospital consolidation increases, so too do premiums. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP Studies and Reports, Health Care Costs

Don’t Mess with the IPR

When pharmaceutical companies artificially prolong drug patents to avoid competition from generics, consumers end up with fewer treatment options and higher costs. These latest patent abuses demonstrate the need for strong oversight of drugmakers’ monopoly pricing schemes. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP Letters, Issue Alert

Networks Offer Patients More Choice and More Value

Consumer choice plays a vital role in health care, which is why health plans provide a range of network size options as well as a broad array of physicians and hospitals in their provider networks. Consumers have even greater choice this year with more than 1,000 new networks introduced, a recent McKinsey report concluded. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP Studies and Reports

Health plans are ready and waiting for ICD-10

This morning, AHIP’s Carmella Bocchino will offer testimony on health plans’ preparation and readiness for the ICD-10 system. As noted in her remarks, health plans strongly support implementation of ICD-10 without further delay. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP Testimony, On The Hill

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

Posted in: AHIP in the News, Issue Alert