America's Health Insurance Plans

Can accountable care drive precision analytics?AHIP 2017 presentation: The spirit of accountable care keeps providers’ focus on data-driven clinical solutions.
AHIP pilot program aims to improve doc directoriesAn accurate account of your provider roster is essential to driving value-based care, according to one expert.
Ignagni leaves AHIP, speculation on successor beginsAfter more than 20 years with America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) as president and CEO, Karen Ignagni is leaving the organization to become the CEO of New York-based EmblemHealth. She will replace Frank Branchini effective September 1. Branchini, who has served EmblemHealth and its predecessor GHI as president/CEO for 30 years, will continue as the Chair of the Board of Directors.
Medicare Advantage payment cuts coming?CMS says reductions will average 1.9%; insurance companies say cuts will be much larger
Curing the prior authorization headacheGetting upfront approvals for some procedures and prescriptions is an unavoidable fact of life for most primary care doctors, but they can take steps to minimize the cost and hassles involved.
The reimbursement race [graphic]
Personal ResponsibilityStakeholders must influence individuals to become more responsible for their choices.
Tobacco cessation benefit pays offA tobacco cessation benefit can reduce future medical costs.
Billing process continues to improveAccording to AHIP, more claims are being received by payers in electronic formats, and payers are processing those claims at a faster rate than before.