Category: Issue Alert

Better Outcomes: It’s in the numbers

Payment and delivery reforms promote better coordination and they end with better outcomes. The proof is in the numbers. Continue reading

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More Value, Better Care Starts With Better Coordination

As early adopters of value-based innovations, health plans’ care coordination has played a big role in efforts to ensure more value and better care for patients. Continue reading

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What providers have to say about Medicare Advantage

You’ve seen the benefits of Medicare Advantage from the patient perspective. Here’s what providers are saying about the important program that roughly 16 million seniors rely on for superior care. Continue reading

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Why we need biosimilars

The introduction of biosimilars is sorely needed to bring competition to the biologics space, which includes some of the world’s most expensive medications. Continue reading

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Health Plans Move Beyond Fee-for-Service

The misaligned fee-for-service health care delivery system is fading, thanks largely to health plans’ role in driving payment reform. Continue reading

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Medicare Advantage: Where collaboration gives patients the right care, at the right time

Medicare Advantage is a total win for patients, according to an article from HealthLeaders Media. The program is an example of the type of collaboration and care coordination – otherwise absent in traditional fee-for-service Medicare – that leads to better quality, improved population health results, and lower costs for seniors. Continue reading

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Easing the Financial and Health Burdens of Chronic Conditions

More than 133 million Americans have at least one chronic condition, a number expected to grow as the population ages. But without health insurance, a patient could have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for a year’s worth of prescriptions for one specialty drug to treat a chronic condition. Continue reading

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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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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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