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AHIP: Payers team up to reduce administrative waste

At the America's Health Insurance Plans AHIP Institute, executives from three of the nation's largest payers discussed how their individual efforts to modernize business processes led them to work with the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare to set standards that the rest of the industry could adopt.

At AHIP Institute, collaboration is the name of the game

Many relationships in healthcare can best be described as adversarial. Patients often distrust payers and don't understand how the healthcare system or their own provider organization works....

AHIP: Bill Clinton calls for cooperative approach to healthcare reform

Former President Bill Clinton called for an inclusive and collaborative approach to healthcare reform in his closing keynote address for the America's Health Insurance Plans AHIP Institute.

AHIP: Romney defends Massachusetts healthcare reform, to a point

Former Massachusetts Governor and 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney defended his landmark universal healthcare reform in a keynote at America's Health Insurance Plans AHIP Institute conference. However, he said that what worked in the Bay State should not have been applied on a national level.

AHIP: Use predictive analytics to drive decisions, control costs

For health plans, the case for robust analytics comes down to the numbers.  Medication to treat hepatitis C costs $1,000 a dose, and patients who miss a dose need to start over,  Dan Walczak, assistant director of healthcare informatics at Minnesota-based UCare, noted at the America's Health Insurance Plans AHIP Institute conference.

AHIP Institute begins with emphasis on innovation to help consumers

America's Health Insurance Plans kicked off its annual AHIP Institute with a call for innovation and a surprise appearance from outgoing President and CEO Karen Ignagni. The panel also included David Holmberg, president and CEO of Highmark Health, who said organizations cannot simply innovate for innovation's sake. 

AHIP Institute agenda filled with familiar themes

Later this week I head to Nashville for the annual America's Health Insurance Plans AHIP Institute conference. In the midst of relentlessly checking the weather--I've been told the...

6 trends that took the spotlight at AHIP Institute 14

A lot of activity went on at this year's AHIP Institute in Seattle, and  FierceHealthPayer  editors were there to cover it all. After sitting in on sessions, interviewing experts, chatting with attendees and analyzing our experience, the  FierceHealthPayer  editors noticed several trends that took the spotlight during the annual conference--namely, that insurers should emulate the retail industry, become even more consumer focused and work to guarantee that information is integrated. Meanwhile, other topics of interest included care delivery, healthcare costs and value-based payments. Here's a summary of the six topics that took center stage at AHIP Institute.

Cambia Health invests in consumer-focused healthcare

Looking to create a more economically stable and person-centered healthcare system, Cambia Health, which includes Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, is setting its sights on new investments to make this transformation happen.

Lessons in Medicare Advantage innovation

Attendees at the AHIP Institute in Seattle got a "fast and furious crash course" on innovating Medicare Advantage benefit design. They learned that insurers have to be creative with meeting the needs of MA beneficiaries to drive member engagement.