Tag: Health Plan Innovations

Health Plans Focus on Affordability

Despite a full host of factors that increase premiums, health plans are working hard to keep coverage affordable. Continue reading

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Forum Highlights How Health Plans Deliver Value for Hispanic Communities in Florida

Today, members of Palm Beach’s Hispanic business community and health care leaders from across Florida had a roundtable discussion about the many ways health plans are delivering innovative care and value to Florida’s Hispanic and Latino communities. The discussion focused on how health plans are helping Florida residents navigate the health care system, access important benefits, and improve treatment for chronic conditions. Continue reading

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Bundled payments promote greater value and quality of cancer care

More than one in three Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, but rising treatment prices and unreliable care quality prevent patients from being able to access and afford the care they need. New payment structures and benefit designs give reason to hold out hope for lower costs and better value for oncology patients. Continue reading

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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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