Tag: Quality

Roundtable round-up: Protecting Medicare Advantage

The Coalition for Medicare Choices recently held 10 roundtable discussions with members of Congress who have previously worked to protect Medicare Advantage. Here are some highlights of those important discussions that focused on the continued need to protect seniors from harmful cuts to the program. Continue reading

Posted in: Issue Alert

The serious consequences of hospital consolidation

Everyone agrees on the need to lower health care costs and improve the quality of care delivered. And as Martin Gaynor, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics, said in a recent interview with Politico Pro, the industry can reach those goals without hospital consolidation. Continue reading

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What’s wrong with the U.S. health care system, and what health plans are doing about it

Over at Vox, reporter Sarah Kliff has compiled a list of eight facts that show what’s wrong with the U.S. health care system. On that list you’ll see that health plan profits aren’t to blame for the rise in national health care spending. Continue reading

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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