News & Commentary

News & Commentary

We’re bringing together expert voices from across the country to explore important issues facing the health care system. Check out the latest news, insights, articles and interviews from ThinkAnthem and our partners.

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The piece below was originally published on AHIP.org.

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ThinkAnthem caught up with Natalie Schneider, vice president of consumer experience at Anthem, to chat about ways the health care system can evolve to meet the needs of today’s consumers.

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In March 2016, Anthem’s Chief Information Officer Tom Miller and his colleagues launched the Anthem Innovation Studio as a way to push the company forward in areas like mobile care, the internet of things and digital. One year later, the Innovation Studio is up and running, working to find ways to make health care more consumer friendly.

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True or false: Disability claims are most often due to injuries. The answer is … false. In fact, 90 percent of disability claims are caused by illnesses (including pregnancy), not accidents. Factor in also that 10 percent of employees filing disability claims account for more than 50 percent of total medical and disability costs of all disability claimants and you can see how disability benefits and health benefits go hand in hand.

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Trends in emerging technologies continue to drive the health care conversation. Most recently, telehealth has been a key area of discussion and consideration for health care stakeholders. Take a look at a few recent articles exploring the latest in telehealth.

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When you think about cancer, many things also come to mind – too many to mention. The problem was that for a long time, people weren’t thinking about work and cancer together. Generally, the focus after a diagnosis was solely on living.  But advancements in medicine in the last 15+ years have created an ever-growing population of survivors, making the concept of survivorship mainstream, and paving the way for robust conversations about the role of work after a diagnosis.

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Mark Cziraky, co-founder and executive vice president of HealthCore, Inc., discusses pragmatic clinical trials and why they are important to the health care industry.

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States are increasingly looking to Medicare Advantage dual-eligible special needs plans as a partner in better integrating benefits and improving care for individuals who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid benefits (also known as “dual eligibles”).

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Anthem's Jeff Spahr explains integrated population health management,  an employee benefits strategy and an approach to care that’s growing in popularity and demand in the United States.

Expert Opinion

As policymakers debate changes to the Medicaid program, including the future of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, state flexibility will be one consideration. Many states that expanded Medicaid, as well as many others that did not, are seeking greater flexibility to design their Medicaid benefits in a way that better serves the needs of their residents. Affording states more room to innovate can generate new insights on how to better serve Medicaid beneficiaries—with the potential for improving health outcomes and lowering costs over the long term.

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