Tag: Delivery System Reform

Provider consolidation holds back value-based care

So what is the impact of provider consolidation on the U.S. health care system? Higher costs and less choice for consumers and employers, as stated in a recent amicus brief filed by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Continue reading

Posted in: Fact Check, Issue Alert, Uncategorized

Health Plans Leading the Way on Affordability

We all want more affordable health coverage, but to achieve it, every sector of the health care industry must do its part – including health plans. Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs, Issue Alert

Ignagni: Changing the Game to Deliver a 21st Century Health System for Patients

This morning at the 2014 Health Datapalooza, AHIP President and CEO Karen Ignagni delivered remarks on the ways health plans are using data to fundamentally change the game, putting patients in the driver’s seat of decision making. Continue reading

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10 Policy Recommendations to Transform the Health Care System and Promote Value

As noted in yesterday’s blog post, states are uniquely situated to implement health care reforms that improve quality while reducing costs. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP, AHIP Studies and Reports

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

AHIP Board of Directors Outlines Strategies for Reducing Health Care Costs, Implementing Payment Innovations

A new statement from America’s Health Insurance Plans’ (AHIP) Board of Directors recommends a series of strategies to bring down costs and make health care coverage more affordable. Continue reading

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

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

Rise in Electronic Claims Submission Speeds Up Receipt, Processing Time

Health insurance plans processed 93 percent of claims within 14 days of receipt, and 98 percent of all claims within 30 days, according to the latest survey released by America’s Health Insurance Plans. Continue reading

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

ICYMI: New York Times Economix Blog Highlights Higher Quality Care Medicare Advantage Plans Provide

Princeton economist Uwe Reinhardt recently wrote a blog post on the New York Times Economix blog highlighting research showing that beneficiaries in Medicare Advantage plans receive higher quality care compared to those in the fee-for-service (FFS) part of Medicare. Continue reading

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