A new analysis from Avalere Health, sponsored by Anthem’s Public Policy Institute, highlights the improvements in care that chronic condition special needs plans (C-SNPs) can deliver to Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes as compared to non-SNP plans.
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Together, Anthem and its outcomes-research subsidiary, HealthCore Inc., the Wharton School and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics have announced a collaboration to study and pilot new ideas with the aim of translating research into real health care solutions that improve health care quality, accessibility and affordability for consumers.
Today, the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis held a meeting at the White House with health plan leaders, including Anthem Chairman, President and CEO, Joe Swedish. Mr. Swedish discussed the proactive role Anthem is playing in addressing this devastating crisis, and how we are meeting the issue head-on through our holistic strategy centered on prevention, treatment and recovery, and deterrence.
ThinkAnthem recently spoke with Sheryl Turney, director of reporting & data analysis at Anthem, to discuss her recent appointment to the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) Health Information Technology Advisory Committee.
Whether it’s short-term acute pain relating to an injury or long-term chronic pain that continues after an injury has healed, effectively managing pain is a key goal for the American health care system. As our country faces an unprecedented opioid epidemic it is incumbent on health care institutions and professionals to find better approaches to lessening suffering and improving quality of life for those who have chronic pain.
Last week, the Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW) held an event that explored current efforts underway by U.S. health plans to confront the opioid epidemic. The event featured panelists from three different health plans, including Anthem’s Vice President of Behavioral Health & Clinical Programs, Dr. Sherry Dubester. Panelists were invited to share various programs and strategies their companies are employing to stem the tide of this crisis.
Julie Schilz, Vice President of Care Delivery Transformation at Anthem, Inc., gives her take one the critical role of primary care and what can be done to right-size it.