Managed care is an approach in which managed care organizations (MCOs) contract with state Medicaid agencies to deliver health care benefits and services for a set payment amount per member per month.
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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.
On Thursday, September 14, Robert Ruiz-Moss, Vice President of Individual Business at Anthem, testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee as part of a series of four bipartisan Congressional hearings on the individual market.
Drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in America, killing tens of thousands of people every year.
On August 2nd, The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board published a commentary on health care reform efforts and the state of the individual insurance market, which included language that was critical of the health insurance industry.
A survey from Anthem, Inc. and C+R Research revealed that the vast majority of large employers are challenged by the cost of new specialty drugs. The same survey showed that specialty drugs account for one-third of the total time that the same large employers spend on managing employee health benefits.
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.