Swedish has been elected to serve as board chairman for America's Health Insurance Plans, the leading lobbying group for the nation's health insurers, effective in January 2017. He will succeed Mark Ganz, president and CEO of Cambia Health Solutions. Tyson will take over as board chair in 2018.
As Aetna and Anthem fend off flak over their pending mergers, they'll battle criticism from shareholders this week who say they don't divulge the full extent of their political sway.
Data Points for the week of April 11, 2016, covered the following topics: healthcare lobbying, spending on political candidates.
Implementing physician payment reform, dealing with changes in drug prices and adapting to alternative payment models will be on the agenda next week when America's Health Insurance Plans hosts its annual health policy conference in Washington, D.C.
Congress' decision to suspend the Affordable Care Act's tax on health insurers for one year will cost the government $13.9 billion, funding that normally would go to cover subsidies for low-income enrollees and other functions of the law.
America's Health Insurance Plans, the primary lobbyist for the health insurance industry, is funding a “seven-figure” ad campaign that targets Medicare Advantage and aims to put pressure on the Obama administration to stabilize funding for the private version of Medicare.
Amerinet announced Wednesday that it has a new name as it adds supply chain management and consulting to its group purchasing business.
Big insurance mergers, the evolution of the nation's delivery systems, the direction of drug and device regulation—these are some of the more important issues we'll be covering this year, and they drove our decisions on which people to watch in 2016.
Aetna's departure from AHIP months after UnitedHealth Group bolted is further evidence that the large national insurers are increasingly happy to fight their own battles on Capitol Hill, such as shepherding their pending mega-mergers and negotiating changes to the ACA marketplaces.
Banner Health, Dignity Health, HonorHealth and Tenet Healthcare have formed the Health System Alliance of Arizona, an advocacy group that will represent their legislative interests. The organizations previously severed ties with the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association.
The Alliance of Community Health Plans, a trade group that represents some of the largest not-for-profit health insurers in the country, has named Ceci Connolly as its next CEO.
Aetna is determined to nab government approval of its $37 billion acquisition of Humana. And the health insurance titan has bulked up its roster of hired guns to meet that goal.