Year after year, coalitions of healthcare stakeholders – from providers to payers to elected leaders – have worked to shift incentives in healthcare towards delivering value, rather than volume. And while we’ve seen noteworthy progress toward this goal, we remain in desperate need of improvements to health outcomes and costs. It is clear that more significant change is… Read More >

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By Rocco Perla, President Adaptation of Perla’s speech at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute & Expo, 2016 June 15 What would payers do with data about a co-morbidity affecting a significant portion of their members – one associated with: Nearly twice the rate of depression 60% higher prevalence of diabetes More than 50% higher prevalence… Read More >

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“Kansas Medicaid Costs Likely To Exceed 2016 Estimates” The Wichita Eagle, November 5, 2015 Budget officials met in Kansas last week to review caseloads for the state’s Medicaid, foster care, and welfare systems, determining that the overall cost of the state’s human services would be $48.9 million more than the amounts approved by the Legislature.… Read More >

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“California Targets Uninsured Who Qualify for Health Insurance Subsidies” Healthcare DIVE, October 27th, 2015 Covered California, the state’s health exchange, will kick off the first day of the open enrollment period with a bus tour and robust ad campaign aimed at the 750,000 middle and low-income residents who qualify for subsidies but have yet to… Read More >

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