Tag: Waste Fraud and Abuse

Denver Post: New Database Will Shine a Harsh Spotlight on Health Price Differences

The Denver Post has an article out spotlighting the lack of cost transparency in hospital systems. Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs

NYT: “When it Comes to Medical Care, Many Patients and Doctors Believe More is Better”

The New York Times’ Well blog has a post up discussing the harms associated with overtreatment. Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs, 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

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Robert Samuelson: “Controlling Spending on Medical Advances Isn’t Easy”

An op-ed in the Washington Post by Robert Samuelson focuses on how advances in medical technology, while groundbreaking in terms of patient care, are also prone to misuse and overuse, driving health care costs upward. Continue reading

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

AHIP Statement on New National Public-Private Partnership to Reduce Health Care Fraud

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) President and CEO Karen Ignagni today released the following statement on a new national public-private partnership to fight health care fraud announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Continue reading

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AHIP Submits Recommendations on Combating Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Medicare and Medicaid

AHIP submitted recommendations to the Senate Finance Committee on combating waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid. Continue reading

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Health Care Costs in the News

Several recent articles have spotlighted the rising costs of health care in the United States. Continue reading

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Addressing the Issue of Health Care Waste

An article in The Atlantic addresses a very real problem with the health care system—health care waste. Continue reading

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Health Plans Leading the Effort to Fight Health Care Fraud

Over the past 25 years, America’s health insurers have taken an active and aggressive role in combating fraud. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP, AHIP Studies and Reports, Fact Check, Issue Alert

The Higher Costs of Self-Referrals

NPR’s Shots blog reports on a new study highlighting the higher costs associated with providers who use self-referrals to boost their bottom lines. Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs