Tag: Quality

Medicare Advantage and value added

We’ve long known the benefits of Medicare Advantage for millions of seniors. Today, a new blog post from The New York Times sheds more light on the fact that Medicare Advantage delivers superior quality to beneficiaries. Continue reading

Posted in: Fact Check

Health Plans’ Cultural and Linguistic Programs and Services to Improve Patient-Centered Care

Yesterday, the National Health Plan Collaborative (NHPC) presented at the DiversityRx Eighth National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP

Medicare Advantage: Providing Quality Care to More than 14 Million Beneficiaries

Private health plans have a strong track record of providing quality to the more than 14 million seniors and people with disabilities enrolled in Medicare Advantage. Beneficiaries have chosen to enroll in Medicare Advantage because they value the improved quality of care, additional benefits, and innovative services health plans provide. Continue reading

Posted in: ACA, Issue Alert

Health Plans Take Lead on Reducing Racial, Ethnic Disparities in Access to Quality Care

Health plans convened today in Washington, D.C. to collaborate on innovative ways to reduce health care disparities among diverse racial and ethnic groups. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP

AHIP Comment Letters on ACA Regulations

AHIP recently submitted comment letters on several proposed ACA regulations released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Continue reading

Posted in: ACA, AHIP, AHIP Letters

WSJ Op-Ed Ignores Critical Role of Health Plans in Delivery System Reform

An Op-Ed that ran in the Wall Street Journal today on efforts to reform Medicare and Medicaid repeats outdated criticisms of the health insurance industry and ignores the critical role that health plans play in improving the quality and safety of patient care while helping to bring down the soaring cost of medical care. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP, Fact Check, Health Care Costs

Asthma Care Advances

One in twelve Americans has asthma, a disease that disproportionately affects children, females, racial and ethnic groups, and low-income individuals. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP, AHIP Studies and Reports

Kaiser Health News: Doctors and Insurers Are Key to Fighting Obesity

An article in Kaiser Health News produced in collaboration with The Washington Post says that new approaches by doctors and health insurance companies can be key to identifying and reducing obesity. Continue reading

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

Health Plans Work to Reduce Obesity

With the recent CDC study predicting that obesity rates in the U.S. will reach up to 42% by 2030 and account for over half a trillion dollars in health care spending, it is clear there is much work to do in halting and reversing the obesity epidemic. Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs, Issue Alert

Will ACOs Replace Health Insurers?

Ever since Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have come into existence some have speculated that these entities could eventually replace health insurers altogether. What often gets overlooked in these discussions is the critical role that health plans play in the delivery system and how the programs and support they provide are essential to making ACOs and other new payment models work. Continue reading

Posted in: ACA, AHIP, Fact Check, Issue Alert