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Price transparency should start with insurers

Insurers, providers and some of their lobbying groups have issued new recommendations that give payers a leading role in advancing price transparency in healthcare.

CMS reverses course on Medicare Advantage cuts

Health insurers operating Medicare Advantage plans no longer have to fear impending cuts to the program. Not only did the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services not implement its proposed cuts, it actually increased rates for next year.

AHIP CEO presses for high-deductible exchange plans

Insurers should be allowed to sell high-deductible plans on all health insurance exchanges, says America's Health Insurance Plans President and CEO Karen Ignagni.

Obama administration postpones enrollment deadline for some

The Obama administration formally announced it will allow some people who have already begun the process of enrolling in the federal exchange more time to complete their sign up.

Member satisfaction soars for Medigap coverage

An overwhelming majority of Medigap members--94 percent--are satisfied with their coverage, according to a new survey from America's Health Insurance Plans. What's more, 91 percent would recommend similar coverage to a friend or relative.

AHIP urges Congress to add new coverage tier

Congress should consider adding a new tier of Affordable Care Act coverage that would be less comprehensive than what insurance plans are now required to offer, America's Insurance Plans President and CEO Karen Ignagni told  C-SPAN in an interview on Friday.

AHIP, MedPAC send mixed signals on Medicare Advantage cuts

The Medicare Advantage debate heats up as the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and insurers' corporate filings dispute claims AHIP made in recent ads about proposed payment cuts, according to USA TODAY.

Out-of-network coverage could send prices soaring

A proposal under consideratoin might require insurers in New York to provide out-of-network benefits for all plans they sell on the state's health insurance exchange. If New York implements that...

AHIP warns 5.9% payment cut will hit Medicare Advantage plans

Medicare Advantage organizations will see a 5.9 percent payment cut  in 2015 that would jeopardize their sustainability, claims a new report from America's Health Insurance Plans--much higher than federal estimates.

Payers combat Medicare Advantage cuts

Insurers aren't taking any chances with the latest round of potential cuts to Medicare Advantage, so their lobby group, America's Health Insurance Plans, is launching a multimillion-dollar campaign to urge federal officials to keep payment rates steady in 2015.