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'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...

CMS and AHIP's quest to tame the wilds of healthcare quality measures

CMS and AHIP's quest to tame the wilds of healthcare quality measures

By Melanie Evans  |  February 16, 2016

The Obama administration and health insurers took a step Tuesday toward standardizing and improving the measures that are intended to gauge the quality of healthcare but are widely criticized as too burdensome for providers and too numerous or irrelevant to be much help to consumers.

AHIP starts early with Medicare Advantage political pressure

AHIP starts early with Medicare Advantage political pressure

By Bob Herman  |  January 28, 2016

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.

Q&A: Marilyn Tavenner on AHIP's way forward

Q&A: Marilyn Tavenner on AHIP's way forward

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 23, 2016

Former CMS chief Marilyn Tavenner discusses her move to head up America's Health Insurance Plans and the challenges faced by the group's members, which have struggled in the fledgling insurance marketplaces created under the ACA.

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