Echoing industry concerns over "Medicare for all," providers warn that Medicaid buy-in proposals may drive more cost-shifting in the healthcare system.
Healthcare associations are trying to make their membership prices and structures more attractive by adding cheaper, a la carte membership options.
AHIP's four new members focus on Medicaid managed care and Medicare Advantage portfolios. They have joined the trade group as the industry faces bullish prospects for government business.
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.
America's Health Insurance Plans, an insurer trade association, is pushing for states to set up reinsurance programs and for Congress to kill the industry's loathed tax to help mitigate premium increases on the Obamacare exchanges in 2019.
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers introduced a bill to delay the health insurance tax until 2021. This would be the third delay of the Affordable Care Act taxes on the industry.
Professional services firm Aon announced Thursday it has partnered with two companies to help self-insured employers consider cost and quality of surgical procedures when they negotiate with providers.
Stakeholders bring the debate over third-party premium assistance for kidney patients to HHS Secretary Alex Azar as key California lawmakers prepare to vote on a bill that would severely limit the payments.
Modern Healthcare caught up with America's Health Insurance Plans' next CEO, Matt Eyles, to discuss the trade group's priorities, political moves to expand short-term plans, and the recent wave of proposed megamergers involving insurers.
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.
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.
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.