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.
AHIP President Marilyn Tavenner reiterated health insurers' need for certainty on the future of the individual market as they determine their 2018 rates. The federal deadline to submit those rates is less than a month away.
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.
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act final rule released earlier this month includes funding to create and implement a core set of performance measures to be used by private and public insurers alike.
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...
The EpiPen controversy has injected new fuel into the policy and political debate over drug costs. But it also suggests drugmakers have been slow to adapt to an environment in which millions of Americans pay thousands of dollars out of pocket before their insurance kicks in.
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.
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.