Tag: Health Plan Innovations

Medicaid Health Plans: Coordination, Innovation, Personalization

At the 2015 AHIP Institute in Nashville last week, two Medicaid health plan executives shared how their plans are providing access to better care, better health outcomes, and better value for their low-income beneficiaries. Continue reading

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AHIP Institute 2015 Highlights

It’s been a great week in Nashville. Thank you to all who attended Institute 2015 and who are helping to make health care work better. Continue reading

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AHIP’s Institute 2015: It’s all about the consumer

AHIP’s 2015 Institute is in full swing. During his welcome address, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee CEO Bill Gracey touched on an important theme of the conference and the health insurance industry, saying, “It’s about the consumer, it’s about the member, it’s about the patient.” Continue reading

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Chronic care management: Getting patients the care they need

A new study by the RAND Corporation and AHIP Foundation looks at the growing burden of chronic disease and health plans’ efforts to help chronically ill patients. Roughly one in two Americans will suffer from a chronic disease by 2030, according to the study. And with each additional chronic condition, patients face higher costs and greater difficulty in managing their health. Continue reading

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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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