Category: AHIP in the News

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

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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

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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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AHIP’s Coalition for Medicare Choices Expands

More than 15 million American seniors rely on Medicare Advantage (MA) for their health care needs, and now they have an even bigger voice to protect those critical benefits. The Coalition for Medicare Choices (CMC)—a grassroots network of 1.6 million seniors enrolled in MA—has just expanded its operation with new online resources and public events, serving to promote the value of the program throughout the year. Continue reading

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AHIP’s Durham: Facing a public health crisis, stakeholders have to act responsibly

“Why are prices for some specialty drugs so high and what if anything can be done about it?” AHIP’s Executive Vice President of Policy and Regulatory Affairs Dan Durham was interviewed about the challenge. Continue reading

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Ignagni USA Today Op-Ed: Don’t Harm Seniors in Medicare Advantage

A new USA Today op-ed by AHIP President and CEO Karen Ignagni warns that proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage will harm seniors in the program – repeating the significant disruption that occurred when the program was cut in the 1990s. Continue reading

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Ignagni Op-Ed in New York Times: We Must Keep Coverage Affordable

AHIP CEO Karen Ignagni recently wrote an op-ed for the New York Times on keeping coverage affordable. Continue reading

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Must See TV: AHIP’s Robert Zirkelbach Discusses Medicare Advantage Cuts

AHIP Spokesperson Robert Zirkelbach discusses the effect of cuts to Medicare Advantage on Fox Business. Continue reading

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Provider Consolidation: Rhetoric vs. Reality

An article in the New York Times says that increased provider consolidation may increase health care costs and impact consumers, as “bigger hospitals may lead to bigger bills for patients.” Continue reading

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NBC News: Health Care Costs ‘deterring factor’ for young and healthy

An article posted on NBC News’ First Read blog highlights the importance of broad participation in the new health insurance exchanges established by the health reform law. Continue reading

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