What 6 health plan execs have to say about new payment, delivery models


As healthcare providers explore delivery and payment reform, health insurers also are moving toward new integrated delivery and payment models.

And health plan leaders have a lot to say about transforming the way Americans receive and pay for healthcare in today's consumer-oriented world.

So the editors at FierceHealthPayer combed through our exclusive interviews with health plan leaders to round up the most thought-provoking and memorable quotes about patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations and more.

Here are six of our favorite quotes from FierceHealthPayer interviews over the past 12 months:

1. "If you believe physicians and hospitals are the right people to manage the care process in a convenient, high-quality, low-cost way, then why wouldn't you share all the data that you possibly can to help them achieve that?"

Who said it: Charles Kennedy, CEO of Aetna's accountable care solutions, discussing the insurer's ACO strategy that empowers providers with unprecedented access to claims data.