Tag: ACOs

AHIP statement on Harvoni

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Spokesman Brendan Buck released the following statement today after Gilead Sciences announced its newly approved hepatitis C drug Harvoni will be priced at $94,500 for a course of treatment. Continue reading

Posted in: Cost Alert, Health Care Costs

New Analysis in Health Affairs Assesses Performance Measures Across Public, Private Sectors

A new study in Health Affairs authored by researchers at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) offers one of the first systematic assessments of health plans’ use of performance measures in payment and delivery models. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP, AHIP Press Releases, AHIP Studies and Reports

Health Plans Driving Delivery System Reform to Improve Care While Reducing Costs

A New York Times article examines one health care provider’s efforts to improve quality of care while reducing costs – a measure that will provide “less, but not worse, health care.” Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs

Health Plans Using Innovative Approaches to Control Costs

A Reuters article examines how health plans are controlling health costs through pay for performance initiatives. Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs

AHIP’s Ignagni on Politico Panel on the Role and Future of ACOs

AHIP CEO Karen Ignagni spoke at a Politico luncheon last week on a panel on the role and future of accountable care organizations and their impact on providers and patients. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP, Must See TV

New Analysis in Health Affairs Outlines Framework for Effective Public/Private Sector Collaboration in Payment and Delivery System Reform

A new analysis published in Health Affairs and conducted by researchers at the University of Southern California and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), outlines the optimal role of the government in helping to accelerate delivery system reform. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP, AHIP Studies and Reports, Health Care Costs

Health Plans Working to Improve Care Through New Provider Payment Models

A new Health Affairs blog post discusses the problems associated with medication non-adherence and the opportunities that exist to improve. Continue reading

Posted in: Issue Alert

When Working with ACOs, “Private Payers Allow for More Flexibility”

A report by Leavitt Partners examining the growth in accountable care organizations (ACOs) found that those run in conjunction with private insurers accounted for much of the increase in numbers. Continue reading

Posted in: ACA

Senate HELP Committee Hearing on Delivery System Reform

A Senate HELP Committee hearing earlier today, “Identifying Opportunities for Health Care Delivery System Reform: Lessons from the Front Lines,” addressed ways in which health plans are already implementing delivery reform to great success, as well as areas for continued advancement. Continue reading

Posted in: Issue Alert, On The Hill

Will ACOs Replace Health Insurers?

Ever since Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have come into existence some have speculated that these entities could eventually replace health insurers altogether. What often gets overlooked in these discussions is the critical role that health plans play in the delivery system and how the programs and support they provide are essential to making ACOs and other new payment models work. Continue reading

Posted in: ACA, AHIP, Fact Check, Issue Alert