Leaders will have more influence when they develop themselves professionally, help others improve and maintain the organization's strategic alignment, says John Baldoni in this SmartBrief video and blog post. "Savvy managers always ensure alignment by making certain people know their roles and how those roles affect overall results," he says
Americans born between 1977 and 1983 are being referred to as Xennials and mostly work full time and have small children, making their financial needs slightly different from other generation groups, writes Lonny Greenberg of Singer Xenos Schechter Sosler Wealth Management. When working with Xennials, advisers are encouraged to keep their financial planning recommendations simple and focused and to provide clients with a short list of top items to keep in mind.
Just over half of people turning 65 will need long-term care at some point in their lives, and these costs can surpass $100,000 annually in some areas. One way to cover the costs is by using health savings accounts, which can be used to pay insurance premiums or out-of-pocket health expenses.
Health insurers in the US could save $7 billion in 18 months by using artificial intelligence to automate some administrative functions, according to an Accenture study. Accenture's Richard Birhanzel said AI would augment and not replace human work.
A commonality among successful accountable care organizations is a focus on primary care, according to a report from the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative. The ACOs had improved population health, reduced costs and better patient experiences, compared with ACOs that did not focus on primary care.
Tired of waiting for the Trump administration to solve their health care challenges, state governments are taking matters into their own hands to ensure residents have access to health care coverage. Some of the actions taken by states include expanding Medicaid eligibility, establishing mandates that individuals enroll in health coverage, introducing bills to address prescription drug prices and approving measures to restrict access to short-term health plans.
A Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council report of 2014-2015 data showed Medicare fee-for-service payments for heart failure patients in the state totaled $920 million in one year. Costs were $498.9 million for hospital services, including initial hospital admissions and readmissions.
Health insurance providers are reducing cardiovascular risk in their communities. By leveraging remote monitoring technology and redesigning care models, Geisinger Health Plan is keeping its members heart healthy. Learn more on the AHIP blog.
AHIP's Young Professionals Network is filled with resources to help professionals 35 and under grow their careers and become empowered to help shape the future of our industry as it faces major transformations. The program includes educational sessions, networking opportunities, idea sharing through social media, and career development programs. Visit the website for details and follow #AHIPYoungPro.
The human race has found out the hard way that we are what we do, not just what we think. This is true for kids and adults -- for schoolrooms and nations.
Robert Fulghum, writer and minister
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