Drug pipeline: Anti-obesity meds August 03, 2016By Tracey WalkerObesity and associated comorbidities strain the healthcare system, so why has R&D for new weight loss medications been lackluster?
In this issue
Marilyn Tavenner discusses AHIP’s strategy August 04, 2016By Aubrey WestgateAHIP’s president and CEO Marilyn Tavenner discusses the association’s top priorities, challenges, and opportunities. Payers, providers eye global growth: What execs should know July 30, 2016By Karen AppoldHealth insurers and providers are looking for ways to grow outside of the United States. Here’s a look at some of the tactics that are picking up traction. Successful provider, plan led weight loss programs August 05, 2016By Aine CrytsHow one health system and one health plan are fighting the obesity epidemic CMS dual-eligible demos called into question July 28, 2016By Karen AppoldGAO report raises questions about programs for Medicare/Medicaid beneficiaries, but industry insiders remain optimistic. What health execs should know about Medicare Star RatingsThe Medicare Star Ratings program is one way regulators are trying to improve outcomes while reducing costs, but what is really at stake for health plans, and do consumers even care? CMS proposal to address antibiotic resistance: Key takeaways July 27, 2016By Mari EdlinTo participate in Medicare and Medicaid, hospital and critical access hospitals (CAHs) would need to meet new criteria. Several health plans sue government over ACA paymentsSeveral lawsuits have been filed by qualified health plans offering coverage on the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchanges. Medical tourism grows in popularity: What execs should know July 13, 2016By Karen AppoldAs payers look for growth opportunities internationally, they should watch nother growing trend: medical tourism. Four ways providers can use coaching to treat obese patients July 25, 2016By Aine CrytsLosing weight requires dramatic behavioral and lifestyle changes. Here’s how physicians can get patients on board. Ten things health plans, providers should do to combat obesity July 29, 2016By Karen AppoldObesity affects almost 38% of U.S. adults, according to the CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Here’s how plans and providers can create positive change. Five things that keep health execs up at night August 09, 2016By Tracey WalkerWhat has you counting sheep at night? Answers from your peers may surprise you.