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Blog Post April 16, 2018
Three Takeaways from the Medicare Advantage Leadership Innovations Conference
150 health plan executives, industry experts and vendors gathered in Phoenix, Arizona over two days April 10 and 11th to share experiences and ideas for succes…
Blog Post April 02, 2018
How 3 Health Plans Took Unique Approaches to Lowering Administration Costs
Administration costs attributable to outdated technology and manual processes result in one of the biggest sunken costs in healthcare. For example, in 2016 the…
Blog Post March 15, 2018
Value-Based Reimbursements: A Progress Report
The U.S. healthcare system continues its transformation from a fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement (VBR) model, and the majority of states are now buy…
Blog Post March 01, 2018
Driving Transformation in the Health Insurance Industry
Today, more than ever, health plans are under continued pressure to stay competitive in the face of constantly changing market dynamics. In fact, according …
Blog Post August 08, 2017
Insights with Andy Slavitt
In a recent interview with HealthEdge, Andy Slavitt, former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the Obama administr…
Blog Post April 20, 2017
Update: The Undeniable Rise of Value-Based Models
As we discussed in our first post, the proliferation of value-based models is upon us, and the topic is now making its way out of industy circles and into the&…
Blog Post February 27, 2017
Collaborative Design: A Recipe for Being Proactive
For the past two months, I have been interviewing many recent User Experience graduates and asking them one question in particular: “What is more importan…
Blog Post November 01, 2016
Key Takeaways from AHIP’s National Conferences on Medicare, Medicaid and Duals
Government programs are the fastest growing segment of the healthcare market.  According to CMS, Medicare has 57 million members, up 10% since 2013, …
Blog Post September 28, 2016
Health Plans Must Communicate Differently With Members - Part I
There is widespread evidence that health plan members are expecting a delightful consumer experience from their health insurers. With the advent of more a…
Blog Post July 25, 2016
Exploring Implications of the MACRA Rule with Health Plan Executives
In June, a select group of health plan executives and other healthcare leaders gathered for a roundtable discussion to share their perspectives on MACRA, the M…
Blog Post July 05, 2016
The Importance of Transparency in the New Healthcare Marketplace
Transparency in healthcare has been an important topic for many years. The usual focus of discussions in this area had been on providing the right information …
Blog Post June 20, 2016
Key Takeaways from the AHIP Institute & Expo 2016
This week we attended, and exhibited at the AHIP Institute & Expo 2016, along with nearly 2500 attendees and exhibitors. The event featured dozens of …