Driving Affordability and Access
At Anthem, we have a relentless focus on delivering more affordable and more accessible care. Motivated and inspired by a tremendous responsibility, this challenge of driving more affordable and accessible care requires collaborating with partners across the healthcare system and engaging with consumers to meet their diverse and holistic needs – when, where and how it makes sense for them.
Effectively utilizing patient health data in delivering care is becoming increasingly important as more healthcare providers are adopting value-based population health management models. One challenge I see with this shift is that the demands of delivering VBPHM make it impossible for any provider to implement this model of care without the proper tools.
The United States is one of the most developed countries in the world and yet it ranks poorly in many measures of maternal and child health.
The Anthem Public Policy Institute set out to improve understanding of the Medicaid expansion population by sponsoring a new study from Avalere Health, a leading healthcare data analysis firm.
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 healthcare solutions that improve healthcare quality, accessibility and affordability for consumers.
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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.
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.
As Anthem’s Public Policy Institute outlines in its new whitepaper, more states are turning to managed care as a solution for their Medicaid programs – which is not surprising given it is shown to improve the quality of care, enhance member experience, and manage costs.
Drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in America, killing tens of thousands of people every year. We’ve chronicled the opioid epidemic plaguing our country in previous blog posts on this site, and discussed the ways those in the healthcare industry can work together to help address this complex and growing crisis.