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Editorial: Don't shed tears for health insurers

Editorial: Don't shed tears for health insurers

By Merrill Goozner  |  July 23, 2016

A superficial reading of the latest headlines about the health insurance industry suggests it is facing serious problems, but the steady drumbeat of bad news for insurers is showing up everywhere except in the finances of the major carriers.

Three leaders on the future of healthcare jobs

Three leaders on the future of healthcare jobs

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 09, 2016

Virginia Mason Health System CEO Dr. Gary Kaplan, Jefferson College of Population Health Dean Dr. David Nash and Women's Hospital CEO Christina Ryan say the healthcare jobs of the future will be shaped by the demands of quality and safety, work-life balance and managing population health.

Three leaders on the future of healthcare technology

Three leaders on the future of healthcare technology

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 09, 2016

ONC head Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Castlight Health CEO Dr. Giovanni Colella and Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove hold out hope that innovation can overcome hurdles like poor interoperability and the limits of clinical science to make healthcare better and less expensive for patients and consumers.

Three leaders on the future of healthcare delivery

Three leaders on the future of healthcare delivery

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 09, 2016

American Hospital Association CEO Rick Pollack, Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO Dr. James Weinstein and National Patient Safety Foundation CEO Dr. Tejal Gandhi lay out the changes and challenges ahead for healthcare providers in the coming decades.

'Turnaround was job one. Now we are moving forward'

'Turnaround was job one. Now we are moving forward'

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 09, 2016

Last fall, Karen Ignagni took over as CEO of EmblemHealth—a financially troubled New York insurer with 3.2 million covered lives—after 22 years at the helm of America's Health Insurance Plans. She recently discussed the challenges she faces in her new position.

Anthem, WellCare, AHIP lobby FCC to clarify rule on contacting consumers

By Virgil Dickson  |  March 08, 2016

Insurers Anthem, WellCare and their industry's lobbying group are asking the Federal Communications Commission to create guidance they hope will clarify whether they can reach out to their members via phone and text without getting hit by fines and litigation.

Drug costs, doc payments on AHIP conference agenda

By Shannon Muchmore  |  March 05, 2016

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.

The hard work ahead on adopting uniform quality measures

The hard work ahead on adopting uniform quality measures

By Melanie Evans  |  February 18, 2016

For more than a year, top officials from Medicare, health plans, medical societies and employer and consumer groups hammered away at a dreadful task: getting everyone to agree to use identical quality measures for the treatment of common diseases and healthcare conditions. Now the real negotiations...

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