Three Topics That Dominated the AHIP Conference, and Two That Did Not

Posted by Peter Manoogian on Thu, Jun 27, 2019

Harbinder Raina and Colin Russi co-wrote this blog post with Peter Manoogian.

Executives from the nation’s largest insurance companies gathered in Nashville last week at the annual America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute & Expo conference. We attended the event, and here are our thoughts on what was (and wasn’t) discussed.


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How Providers Experience Value-Based Reimbursement, and What It Means for Health Plans

Posted by Peter Manoogian on Tue, Jun 04, 2019


Shruti Rangnekar co-wrote this blog post with Peter Manoogian. 

In a prior post, I explained how health plans must redirect their efforts to optimize and transform their existing provider value-based reimbursement (VBR) programs. As the decade of the “value-based space race” comes to a close, many health plans have successfully planted their flag and have taken giant steps toward shifting payment models away from purely fee-for-service.


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What Will HIPAA-Compliant Voice Assistant Programs Mean for Health Plans?

Posted by Peter Manoogian on Mon, Apr 15, 2019

It seems like a week doesn’t go by without Amazon making news in healthcare. Most recently, the tech giant announced that Alexa, its AI-driven voice assistant, now has HIPAA-compliant features. This will enable consumers to access their individual health information via voice command in a manner that complies with U.S. health privacy laws. 


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Surviving or Thriving? A Call to Look Under the Hood of Value-Based Care

Posted by Peter Manoogian on Mon, Mar 18, 2019

 
I recently went on a father-son trip to Florida. My dad isn’t much of a traveler, so I had to lure him out of the house by pairing the trip with something of interest to him: a car show. He has always been quite the classic car enthusiast. My early childhood days often consisted of sitting with him in the garage and helping him restore cars.


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Can Insurance Brokers Like the Carriers They Work With?

Posted by Peter Manoogian on Mon, Feb 18, 2019

As March approaches, “madness” is almost upon us. And I don’t mean just the fun college basketball version, but also a painful one (especially for procrastinators like me): tax season.


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