Tag: Delivery System Reform

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

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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

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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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AHIP, Health Plans Working to Implement National Diabetes Prevention Program

November is National Diabetes Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2010, nearly 26 million individuals in the United States had diabetes; and an estimated 79 million adults had prediabetes, a condition of elevated blood sugar that often leads to type 2 diabetes within a few years. Continue reading

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NYT Article Ignores Critical Role of Health Plans in Reducing Hospital Readmissions

Today’s New York Times/Kaiser Health News article highlighting efforts by hospitals to reduce readmissions ignores the critical role of health plans in helping patients get the care they need and avoid unnecessary, preventable readmissions. Health plans have prioritized this issue and have put in place programs to help patients get appropriate follow-up care when they are discharged from the hospital. Continue reading

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Inside Health Policy Reports on AHIP’s Partnership with the CDC to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in People with Prediabetes

An article from Inside Health Policy reports on AHIP’s recently announced partnership with the CDC to prevent type 2 diabetes in individuals who have prediabetes. Continue reading

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