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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It’s time to solve a $300 billion a year problem. Not taking medications as prescribed results in unnecessary health care spending and lost productivity reaching $100 billion to $300 billion every year.
National conversations about health care often focus on health care policy, care delivery and payment methods, and even patient experience. Less is said about the physicians, nurses, direct care workers and others who deliver care.
Consumers want and expect to have clinicians, health plans, and other health care stakeholders in their lives that they can trust – and rightly so – as health care is deeply personal. One of the best ways to earn this trust is to deliver care through everyday actions that help individuals lead healthier lives. Anthem has long understood the high expectations of seniors through our efforts in serving Medicare Advantage beneficiaries.
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.
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.