Category: In Case You Missed It

FTC Cracks Down on Anticompetitive Provider Mergers

Hospital consolidation in concentrated markets harms patients, leaving them with higher health care costs and fewer choices. That’s why the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is working to block anticompetitive hospital mergers to promote affordability and quality for patients across the country. Continue reading

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A Look Back at Health Care in 2015

What health care issues did readers find most important in 2015? To find out, we’ve compiled a list of the most-read posts on the AHIP Coverage blog. Prescription drug pricing and Medicaid managed care took the top spots this year. Continue reading

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At HHS Forum, Stakeholders Talk Innovative Medical Cures and Affordability

On Friday, AHIP participated in a pharmaceutical forum hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where consumers, providers, employers, and insurers discussed ways to enable the U.S. health care system to deliver the most affordable, highest-quality medicines. Continue reading

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Video: High Drug Prices, Angry Consumers

They say actions speak louder than words and in the case of escalating prescription drug prices that certainly rings true. Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs, In Case You Missed It

How Two Innovative Health Plans Are Transforming Care

At a recent congressional briefing hosted by the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, top health care leaders showcased how health plans are bringing innovation to the delivery system, whether through value-based payments, international collaboration, or retail centers. Continue reading

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Drug Companies Pay Big for Drug Review Shortcut

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal details the burgeoning, lucrative market for priority review vouchers that get pharmaceutical products to market faster. Continue reading

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The dangers of off-label drug use

Ensuring patients are receiving safe, effective, and efficient care is paramount to health plans. But a new article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that is rarely the case when it comes to off-label use of prescription drugs. Continue reading

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#TBT – Lawmakers Make Their Voices Heard on House Floor to #RepealtheHIT

More members of Congress have taken to the floor of the House of Representatives to discuss the harm caused by the health insurance tax. Continue reading

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Highlights and Takeaways from Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum

One thing was clear at AHIP’s Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum as hundreds of health care professionals converged in Chicago: Technology is becoming increasingly important to how consumers and employers interact with their health and health care. Continue reading

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4 Things We Learned at the Medicare and Medicaid Conferences and Dual Eligbles Summit

Thought leaders, policymakers, and health plan executives gathered in Washington, D.C., to discuss how plans are serving their Medicare, Medicaid, and dually eligible populations as well as new opportunities and challenges ahead. Continue reading

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