Tag: Health Plan Innovations

Health Plan-Bio Collaboration Drives Patient-Centered Care

A recent blog post in Health Affairs shows that collaboration in the health care system is needed to deliver high-value, patient-centered care. We are seeing this in action with two health care organizations that are working together to foster a value-based approach to medical innovation. Continue reading

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How BCBSMA is Improving End-of-life Care

As the health care system focuses on improving end-of-life care, health plans like Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts are stepping up to the challenge. Continue reading

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Health Plans Leading the Way in Asthma Care

Health plans are recognized yearly by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through its National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management for pioneering innovative strategies and programs to help consumers better manage their asthma. Their work in providing access to asthma care services is important, as asthma affects more than 25 million Americans each year, including nearly 7 million children. Continue reading

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Putting Patients First

Across the industry, innovators are driving change within the health care system to improve the health of the communities we serve. To me, this means putting patients at the center of the care model. Continue reading

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3 Tips For a Healthy Life in the New Year

Weight loss, exercising and smoking cessation are among the top New Year’s resolutions, according to the Washington Post. Preventive care is key to maintaining these healthy habits all year-round. Taking advantage of preventive care coverage can lead to better overall health and well-being and lower medical costs. Continue reading

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A Holistic, Person-centered Approach to Medicaid Managed Care

Recognizing health care is not one-size-fits-all, Medicaid health plans tailor benefits and programs to the specific needs of patient populations. A key component of what makes Medicaid health plans successful is their ability to develop patient-centered programs based on critical input from beneficiaries and providers. Continue reading

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Marilyn Tavenner: How We’re Making a Health Care Holiday Wish List into Reality

Instead of getting caught up in the frenzy of shopping and presents, let’s focus on what it takes for our health care system to provide the high-quality, affordable care that consumers truly deserve. Continue reading

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Health Plans Take on Telehealth

As health plans evolve to better serve consumers, telehealth will play a large part. Consumers want health care and coverage that is more accessible, regardless of where they are and what time of day it is. Health plans have heard this plea and are responding accordingly. Continue reading

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Ask the AHIP Experts: The value of Medicaid managed care

AHIP’s Medicaid policy leads, Mark Hamelburg, senior vice president of Federal Programs; Howard Weiss, vice president of Public Programs Policy; and Randy Desonia, executive director of Medicaid Policy, weighed in on the current state of Medicaid managed care and the value of the program for beneficiaries. Continue reading

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Thankful for the Work and Care that Make A Difference

As Thanksgiving approaches, I am reminded of the many things I am grateful for, particularly the daily progress that is made to improve care for individuals and families across the country. This is work that cannot be achieved by one industry on its own, but rather takes the commitment on behalf of all stakeholders to focus on evidence-based care delivery that’s coordinated and patient-centered. Continue reading

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