Tag: Admin Costs

Myth vs. Fact: Administrative Costs in Medicare & Private Health Plans

It’s a familiar refrain, one we’ve blogged about multiple times – comparing Medicare’s administrative costs to those of private health plans is inaccurate. Continue reading

Posted in: Fact Check, Health Care Costs

Quick Facts about Health Care Reform and Premiums

Given recent attention on the impact of health care reform on health care costs and premiums, we wanted to share the following facts. Continue reading

Posted in: ACA, Health Care Costs

Health Affairs Blog: “Variation in Medicare Costs Suggests Inefficiencies That Might Be Corrected Through More Administrative Spending”

Administrative costs have often been a focal point of health care cost discussions, even though the data are very clear that soaring medical costs – not health plans’ administrative costs – are driving health care cost growth. A new Health Affairs blog post looks at Medicare administrative costs in comparison to private insurers, finding that “…the large variation in Medicare costs suggests inefficiencies that might be corrected through more administrative spending.” Continue reading

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Fact Check on Administrative Costs

There is broad recognition that health care costs continue to rise at an unsustainable rate. But the data are very clear that soaring medical costs – not health plans’ administrative costs – are driving health care cost growth. Continue reading

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New Report Ignores Health Plans’ Efforts to Improve Patient Care

A new report released today by the Commonwealth Fund examining what health plans spent on quality improvement activities in 2011 is based on medical loss ratio (MLR) data that ignores a variety of programs and services health plans have implemented to improve care for patients. Continue reading

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AHIP Launches New Health Care Spending iPad App

How much is the country projected to spend on health care in 2020? What are the biggest drivers of health care spending growth? Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP, AHIP Press Releases, Health Care Costs

WSJ Op-Ed Ignores Critical Role of Health Plans in Delivery System Reform

An Op-Ed that ran in the Wall Street Journal today on efforts to reform Medicare and Medicaid repeats outdated criticisms of the health insurance industry and ignores the critical role that health plans play in improving the quality and safety of patient care while helping to bring down the soaring cost of medical care. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP, Fact Check, Health Care Costs

Medical Loss Ratio – What You Need to Know

Health plans support the important role that brokers play for individuals, working families and small employers. Continue reading

Posted in: ACA, Health Care Costs

TAHU’s President: “…administrative costs are not the real issue in the rising premium levels.”

TAHU President says MLR rebates show that administrative costs are not the real issue in rising premium levels. Continue reading

Posted in: ACA, Issue Alert

AHIP Media Clips on MLR Rebates

View highlights of media coverage that include AHIP’s response to recent news on prospective rebates to consumers and employers as a result of the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) regulation. Continue reading

Posted in: ACA, AHIP, AHIP in the News