Tag: Health Plan Innovations

Better Outcomes: It’s in the numbers

Payment and delivery reforms promote better coordination and they end with better outcomes. The proof is in the numbers. Continue reading

Posted in: Issue Alert

More Value, Better Care Starts With Better Coordination

As early adopters of value-based innovations, health plans’ care coordination has played a big role in efforts to ensure more value and better care for patients. Continue reading

Posted in: Issue Alert

Health Plans Move Beyond Fee-for-Service

The misaligned fee-for-service health care delivery system is fading, thanks largely to health plans’ role in driving payment reform. Continue reading

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Top Health Care Resolutions for the New Year

It’s almost a brand-new year. And that means it’s time for New Year’s resolutions. The health plan community has some important goals for the year ahead. Continue reading

Posted in: Fact Check

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