Health plans create best practices and lead with concrete strategies for preventing opioid overuse. The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) recently issued a report detailing the innovations and best practices of its member Health Plans in their efforts to combat opioid misuse and overuse. The opioid epidemic led to an estimated 33,000 deaths and more than 300,000 emergency room visits in 2015, and recognized as a subject of intense debate on Capitol Hill and in statehouses around the country.
Provider-sponsored health plans struggle through the ever-changing political environment. For providers hoping to get a handle on healthcare costs and supplement their own medical data with claims data, launching a health plan has been a strategic move.
Payer Success Cases focus on tangible and continuous improvements. In January 2017, the healthcare industry saw the release of a white paper...
American Health Policy Institute's released a report describing its work with VBID (Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model) Health. Payers reduce wasteful spending in a number of common sense ways.
Recent articles identified the transition to value-based care as a significant factor for driving up HEDIS scores. Payers can hold providers accountable on how to quantifiably improve health outcomes.
Athena Health recently published the 2016 edition of PayerView, a in-depth review of the biggest payers in their network. Athena Health identifies the shift to value based care and healthcare reform as the biggest challenges to everyone for payers to providers.
Behavioral Health Integration has become one of the largest trends in healthcare this year. With one in 5 adults¹ experiencing a mental health condition each year, mental health can longer be pushed to the back burner. The demand for behavioral health services across the nation is sky rocketing, putting BH integration in an important position to help close gaps in care. It will take everyone from provider to payers breaking the stigma surrounding mental health and investing in ways to improve access to care and care outcomes.
Building strong payer/provider relationships is critical to lowering the risk of fraud. Because the nation’s health care industry uses third-party payers such as commercial insurers and Federal and State government, the relationship between payer and provider is one that needs a lot of care and attention. From coding to physical documentation, these 4 tips are outlined by the Department of Health and Human Services as the most important ingredients to successful payer-provider relationships.
Payers look to contractors for help as healthcare reform continues to drive change in the industry. From cutting costs to processing claims, there is an urgent need among payers for outsourcing. Claims management services are expected to see the biggest spike in growth in the coming years¹.
Q3 is in full swing and now is the time to look at what healthcare trends will bring us into 2017. Many payers are looking at current healthcare trends to help predict changes in the marketplace and isolate places of improvement. From data security to value based payments, it has been a big year for healthcare. Here 4 of the biggest trends payers can expect to hit in Q4 and continue into 2017.