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.
David Merritt has been named executive VP of public affairs and strategic initiatives at America's Health Insurance Plans.
Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt, Cambia Health Solutions CEO Mark Ganz and AHIP CEO Marilynn Tavenner say consumerism, teamwork and value will transform healthcare payment.
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.
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.
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.
The comment period closed this week on the Obama administration's bold proposal to rewire how Medicare pays for outpatient drugs, and the CMS is under intense pressure to scrap it.
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.
The health insurance industry is calling for a more organized, cooperative approach to build on the Affordable Care Act. But large barriers stand in the way of getting to any kind of kumbaya moment.
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.
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.
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...