Tag: Patient Safety

What it takes to deliver innovative treatments and cures

This morning, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing on its updated draft of the 21st Century Cures initiative. Our industry welcomes efforts to encourage new and innovative treatments for patients, and this latest draft takes important steps to ensure millions have access to safe, effective, and affordable care. Continue reading

Posted in: On The Hill

WGBH News Looks at Complex Billing Procedures and Administrative Simplification

An article from WBGH News examines complex billing procedures and the need to simplify administrative processes. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP, AHIP in the News, Issue Alert

Washington Post: Inappropriate Procedures Are Expensive and Risky

An article in the Washington Post examines questionably prescribed cardiac procedures—procedures that are expensive, risky and sometimes unnecessary. Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs

New Study Examines Why Patients May Be Getting Unnecessary Stress Tests

Reuters examines a new JAMA study that says heart patients may be exposed to unnecessary stress tests. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP, AHIP White Papers, Health Care Costs

New Dartmouth Atlas Study Highlights Preventable Readmissions

The Dartmouth Atlas has released its latest report — this one focused on variation in readmission rates for Medicare patients. The report shows the need for the entire health care system to utilize health plans’ innovative tools to help reduce readmissions and improve patient safety and outcomes. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP, AHIP Studies and Reports, In Case You Missed It

AHIP Statement on Million Heart Initiative

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced a major new initiative in the nation’s fight against heart disease which is strongly supported by health plans and their tools. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP, AHIP Press Releases, AHIP Studies and Reports

Kaiser Health News Story Highlights Growing Concerns About Overtesting of Elderly

Kaiser Health News in conjunction with The Washington Post reports on the growing concern amongst health care policy experts and doctors about the number of tests that the elderly are receiving. Continue reading

Posted in: In Case You Missed It

A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words

This infographic paints a compelling picture about the potential costs associated with hospital stays. Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs

National Journal: Insurers Say Rewards, Education Can Prevent Pricey Errors

National Journal article focuses on health plans’ efforts to improve patient safety and decrease readmissions. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP, AHIP Studies and Reports, In Case You Missed It

New AHIP Publication Highlights Health Plan Initiatives to Improve Patient Safety

A new publication released today by America’s Health Insurance Plans, Innovations in Patient Safety, highlights 16 health plans’ efforts to prevent health care-acquired conditions, help patients transition smoothly from hospital to home, and manage chronic conditions effectively to avoid complications and preventable readmissions. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP, AHIP Studies and Reports