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.
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....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.