Tag: Health Plan Innovations

Behavioral Health Care: Health Plans Promoting Personalized Care and Innovative Programs

Improving the mental health care system is a serious issue that requires many stakeholders working together toward a solution. And health plans are part of the solution, devoting significant resources to get patients the quality care they need to manage their conditions. Continue reading

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TEDMED: Tackling the Challenges of Accessibility and Affordability in Health Care

AHIP’s VP for Policy Greg Gierer today joined a group of experts to discuss health care pricing and sustainability. They tackled the question of how to make innovative treatments more accessible to patients while reining in the high cost of care. Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs

Health plans engage patients inside and outside of the health care system

Health plans are going above and beyond to engage patients and improve the health of their communities. A new article in Hospitals & Health Networks Daily offers first-hand examples of Kaiser Permanente, Humana, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan doing just that. Continue reading

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AHIP and the EPA Collaborate to Improve Asthma Management Through Health Plan Innovation

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) will collaborate with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to identify and promote health plan best practices that align with the National Institute of Health’s EPR-3 asthma guidelines and that take into account the role of environmental triggers that affect asthma. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP Press Releases, Issue Alert

3 examples of health plans driving high-value health care

While helping consumers choose the right coverage, health plans also are working to make coverage as affordable as possible by driving health care delivery reforms. Let’s look at a few health plan innovations that are successfully promoting affordability and quality. Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs, Issue Alert

Payment reform innovation: 4 years strong and still improving

Health plans are leading the way to higher-quality, affordable health care with new payment structures that reduce spending and improve care quality. Just look an independent study released yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine, which shows how Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts’ Alternative Quality Contract has achieved lower costs and better care for its members. Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs, Issue Alert

Health Care Value In Three Simple Words

Affordability. Stability. Quality. These are three simple words that every consumer has in mind when considering their choices for health care. While system-wide obstacles such as provider consolidation and rising specialty drug prices jeopardize all three of these critical goals, health plans are working harder than ever to advance new innovations that deliver better outcomes for consumers. Continue reading

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Ignagni: Health plan-provider partnership is the secret to sustainable, affordable care

As the U.S. health care industry undergoes tremendous transformation, partnerships and interdependence among all health care organizations will drive affordability and quality. That was a major theme today at the National Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health in Washington, D.C. – and a message that America’s Health Insurance Plans President and CEO Karen Ignagni drove home in a keynote address. Continue reading

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Ignagni: Challenging the status quo with health plan innovation

This week at the State Issues Conference in Washington, D.C., AHIP President and CEO Karen Ignagni delivered remarks on how health plans are bringing innovation to the delivery system as well how the regulatory and legislative environments could undermine their innovative solutions. Continue reading

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Health plans and the quest for value

“The quest for value dominates contemporary health policy,” and health plans play a pivotal role in that process, notes a recent Health Affairs blog post. Continue reading

Posted in: Fact Check