Tag: Health Plan Innovations

Health Plans Protect Against Diabetes

Today is Diabetes Alert Day, an important day because awareness is the first step in preventing this serious condition that strikes nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States. Awareness is critical because more than 7 million people with diabetes don’t even know they have it. Continue reading

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Ignagni in the AJMC: Innovation in Plain Sight

The American Journal of Managed Care published a special guest commentary by AHIP CEO Karen Ignagni highlighting the health insurance industry’s long-standing efforts to enhance the value of care for patients. Continue reading

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Communicating and connecting with members on their health needs

Language barriers can affect consumers’ ability to obtain, understand, and use health information. To remove those barriers and improve the health care experience for non-English speakers, Humana has added a Spanish-language version of its mobile app, Healthcare Payer News reported. Continue reading

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National Nutrition Month: Celebrating Healthy Lifestyles All Year Long

March is national nutrition month. So what better time to highlight how health plans are developing and implementing innovative programs to encourage healthy nutrition and wellness. Continue reading

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Better Care: “The Hallmark of Medicare Advantage”

At AHIP’s National Health Policy Conference, HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell discussed why health insurance is so important. It provides health security, financial security, and peace of mind to individuals and families. A great example of that in action is Medicare Advantage. Continue reading

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AHIP Builds Lab to Drive Health Care Innovation

Health plans recognize that you can’t have innovation without collaboration. Enter the AHIP Innovation Lab in Chicago. Continue reading

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Health plan payment models aim to send fee-for-service packing

The move away from fee-for-service health care delivery has been picking up steam. The Boston Globe recently reported that health care in Massachusetts may be in its last days of paying doctors for every visit, test, and procedure. Continue reading

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Health Plans Help Patients Understand

As Kaiser Health News reported, considering whether to see a particular provider while navigating the health care system can be confusing for consumers. That’s why health plans are working hard to give consumers the information and resources they need to make the best choices about their health care. Continue reading

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On the Hill: Driving Transformation and Protecting Innovation in Medicare Advantage

Several health care leaders gathered on Capitol Hill today to give a real world look at the many ways Medicare Advantage is leading efforts to provide innovative, coordinated care for beneficiaries. The briefing, hosted by AHIP, also focused on how payment cuts could inhibit that transformation and the importance of funding stability for the program. Continue reading

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More Value, Better Care in Action

The health insurance industry continues to lead in delivering more value and better care to health care consumers. It’s not just the numbers and outcomes that matter, but more importantly, it’s the real-life benefits health insurance coverage has for real-life people. Continue reading

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