Tag: Health Plan Innovations

Innovations in Chronic Disease Treatment

Specialty drugs can offer promise for some patients managing chronic diseases, but their soaring price tags are putting them out of reach of the people who need them most. Recognizing this challenge, health plans are using a number of strategies to ensure access while holding down costs. Continue reading

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Health Plan Innovations: Ensuring Access to Effective Treatments

Health plans are working hard to hold down specialty drug costs, while ensuring patient access to vital treatments. They’re using real-world solutions to promote high-value, high-quality medical treatments, as highlighted in a recent AHIP issue brief. Continue reading

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What They Are Saying About the Value of Medicare Advantage

Last week, a panel of experts met to talk about how Medicare Advantage plans are making a real difference in lives of the 1.5 million Florida seniors who rely on MA coverage for high-quality, affordable care, and they had a lot to say. Here are some quotes from the panel discussion. Continue reading

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New Issue Brief on Specialty Drug Issues and Challenges

A new issue brief from AHIP delves deeper into the challenges posed by high specialty drug pricing, which continues to threaten the availability of affordable coverage options for patients across the country. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP Studies and Reports, Health Care Costs

Panel: Medicare Advantage plans deliver innovation, value to Florida seniors

Today, AHIP and the Tallahassee Senior Center hosted a panel discussion featuring experts from the FSU College of Medicine and Florida Blue, who discussed how Medicare Advantage health plans are providing greater value and better care for Florida seniors. As Dr. Ken Brummel-Smith of FSU explained, “Medicare Advantage makes health care more manageable” – a feature that’s important to more than 1.5 million Florida seniors currently enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan. Continue reading

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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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