Tag: Health Plan Innovations

Three Ways Health Plans Are Helping to Promote Value and Reduce Costs

Health plans are working to reduce the cost of health care by designing coverage options that encourage patients to make quality-driven medical choices when selecting physicians and hospitals. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP, AHIP Studies and Reports

Health Plan Innovations in Medication Therapy Management: Effective Practices for Diabetes Care and Other Chronic Conditions

Medication Therapy Management (MTM) has become an essential strategy to address some of the nation’s highest priorities in health care: improving health outcomes and lowering costs for people with diabetes and other chronic illnesses; protecting patient safety; promoting effective care transitions; and reducing preventable hospital admissions and readmissions. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP, AHIP Studies and Reports

New Report Highlights Health Plans’ Commitment to Health Literacy

A new report by AHIP looks at the health literacy programs of 30 member companies and describes their commitment to providing consumers with information on their health and benefits that can be easily understood and used to good advantage. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP, AHIP White Papers

Medicaid Health Plans: Supporting Patients and States

Recent media coverage has focused on the decision of states to turn to Medicaid health plans to help deliver quality care and achieve value. Continue reading

Posted in: Issue Alert

Health Plans Leading Efforts to Reduce and Prevent Obesity

With more than one-third of U.S. adults (over 72 million people) and 17% of U.S. children faced with the challenges associated with obesity, it is clear there is much work to do in halting and reversing the epidemic. Continue reading

Posted in: Issue Alert

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

Diabetes Alert Day: AHIP & CDC Partner to Prevent and Delay Diabetes

March 26 is Diabetes Alert Day, which is dedicated to raising awareness about type 2 diabetes, its risk factors, and its prevention. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP, Issue Alert

Health Plans’ Cultural and Linguistic Programs and Services to Improve Patient-Centered Care

Yesterday, the National Health Plan Collaborative (NHPC) presented at the DiversityRx Eighth National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP

Health Plans Reducing Unnecessary Hospital Admissions and Readmissions

A recent Associated Press article examined efforts by hospitals to reduce preventable hospital readmissions. The article did not mention efforts by health plans that have proven to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and readmissions. Continue reading

Posted in: Issue Alert

Washington Post: Insurers Help People with Disabilities Return to Work

The Washington Post looks at programs offered by insurers to help people with disabilities return to work. Continue reading

Posted in: Issue Alert