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AHIP 2018 discussion dominated by social determinants of health

AHIP 2018 discussion dominated by social determinants of health

By Shelby Livingston  |  June 22, 2018

AHIP's focus on issues like food, housing and transportation—factors experts say have a profound impact on a patient's health—showed insurers are beginning to pay attention to what happens outside of the hospital, even if returns are still hard to measure.

AHIP urges CMS to fix Medicare Advantage payment formula

AHIP urges CMS to fix Medicare Advantage payment formula

By Shelby Livingston  |  March 16, 2018

The insurance industry's dominant lobbying group said a change to the way the CMS calculates Medicare Advantage payment rates would boost insurer payments and allow plans to enhance patient benefits.

AHIP names new CEO as Tavenner announces retirement

AHIP names new CEO as Tavenner announces retirement

By Shelby Livingston  |  March 14, 2018

Insurance industry lobbying group America's Health Insurance Plans is swapping Marilyn Tavenner for Matt Eyles as its president and CEO. Tavenner is retiring after three years managing the trade group during a period of major industry uncertainty.

Humana officially leaves AHIP

Humana officially leaves AHIP

By Susannah Luthi  |  January 10, 2018

Humana officially ended its membership in America's Health Insurance Plans just before the start of 2018. The insurer was inactive in America's Health Insurance Plans for most of 2017.

Insurers asking for major changes in ACA repeal bill

Insurers asking for major changes in ACA repeal bill

By Shelby Livingston  |  March 09, 2017

The head of the largest insurance lobbying group urged House Republicans Wednesday to rethink several central features of their new ACA repeal bill, including age-based tax credits and proposed changes to Medicaid funding.

HHS investigating possible data breach, and other briefs

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 08, 2016

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy sent an email last week to members of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps warning them that unauthenticated visitors to a computer site could have accessed their names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers. Investigators are still trying to...

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