AHIP Association News


Webinar: Engage providers to drive network optimization and performance

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 27, 2017

On May 16, 1 to 2 p.m. ET, "Engage Providers to Drive Network Optimization and Performance" discusses strategies for effectively using analytics, processes, and resources to successfully engage physicians and office staff and drive behavioral change around opportunities for improving over-utilization, referral and network leakage, and provider performance to achieve better care at lower costs.


Build strong consumer-focused relationships

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 27, 2017

Get the tools you and your team need to enhance the services you provide to consumers with AHIP's Customer Service Strategies for the Health Care Environment course. Discover how to strengthen your customer service team and build strong consumer-focused relationships. Completing this course takes you one step closer to earning your Healthcare Customer Service Associate (HCSA) designation. Enroll today.


Put AHIP's targeted resources to work for you

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 27, 2017

When you become an AHIP Individual Member, you'll gain access to expert insight into the issues, ideas, and policies that affect your business and shape your career. You'll have tools that can help you grow professionally and make an impact with clients, colleagues, and the communities you serve. Discover the benefits of membership, check your eligibility, and join today.


Great talent, great tools. AHIP's Career Center

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 26, 2017

AHIP's Career Center is quick, easy, and delivers candidates with health care experience. Enjoy online management, tracking, customization options, bundled pricing, and more. Visit AHIP's Career Center to learn more.


Up-to-the-minute insights on public programs

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 26, 2017

Public programs continue to serve as models for reshaping the way we deliver quality health care. Stay on top of the latest trends and operational need-to-knows at AHIP's National Conferences on Medicare, Medicaid & Duals in Washington, D.C., Sept. 24-28. Save the dates for one, two, or all three conferences. Learn more.


PatientsLikeMe, Michael J. Fox Foundation at Institute & Expo

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 26, 2017

Health care leaders focused on making health care better fill the agenda at Institute & Expo, June 7-9 in Austin. Jamie Heywood from PatientsLikeMe and Deborah W. Brooks from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research will focus on changing health care from the outside in. Check out the full agenda and register by May 5 for early registration rates


Must-attend webinars. Register today

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 25, 2017

On May 17, 1 to 2 p.m. ET, "Reduce Your Transaction Costs With Self-Service Symptom Triage" highlights innovative software and best practices in meeting the Triple Aim. On May 18, 1 to 2 p.m. ET, "Why Won't My Patients Do What's Good For Them" addresses ways to help patients make healthy choices and strategies for increasing motivation and commitment to health behavior change. 


Show them you're serious about success

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 25, 2017

AHIP's Academy for Healthcare Management (AHM) courses can help you earn the credentials that get noticed and show that you're serious about success. Start by earning your Professional, Academy for Healthcare Management (PAHM®) designation. The sole course requirement is to successfully complete "Health Care Management: An Introduction (AHM 250)," then grow from there! Learn more today about AHM designations and courses


New video: Filling the gaps with supplemental coverage

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 25, 2017

What are supplemental insurance products and why do they matter? AHIP has the answers in its new video. Watch it now.


Video: The value of health plan, community partnerships

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2017

Health plans have a long-standing commitment to improving the lives of individuals with asthma. A series of videos from AHIP highlights the partnerships and collaborations between health plans and community organizations to foster sustainable asthma management programs. See the value of health plan and community partnerships -- and more.


DM Direct -- Helping health plans advance DM programs

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2017

AHIP's DM Direct members offer products, services, and strategies that can help health plans leverage their DM programs to improve care and deliver value. For example, Resolution Health, Inc. is a health care data analytics and communications company that delivers personalized patient and physician communications to help improve health care quality and reduce health care costs.


Institute & Expo early registration ends this Wednesday

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2017

Don't miss out on early registration rates for Institute & Expo, June 7 through June 9 in Austin. Save even more when you take advantage of AHIP health plan member "buy two, receive one free" team discounts. The agenda is filled with great sessions and events, so bring a few colleagues and share the learning.


Reach health plan decision makers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 21, 2017

AHIP has a full range of sponsorship opportunities. Talk to a member of our Business Affairs Team about your goals and your budget and we'll design a package that works for you. Whether it's a conference sponsorship, webinar, or advertising, we'll help you showcase your product or service. Contact BusinessDevelopment@ahip.org.


Watch: What's driving drug prices

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 21, 2017

Most people wouldn't pay more for a product if the quality didn't improve. But that's what happens when it comes to pharmaceuticals. Watch this video to find out why.


Take it all in. Earn your LTCP designation

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 21, 2017

Raise your status with a Long-Term Care Professional (LTCP) designation. Earn your LTCP by completing Long-Term Care, Parts I-IV. Learn how to spot a need for Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI) and market it, understand the features of LTCI products, discover how LTCI can and cannot be financed, and more. Get started on the path to your LTCP today.


Faster, smarter hiring starts here

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 20, 2017

AHIP's Career Center job site is focused exclusively on health care talent, saving you time searching through job sites trying to be everything to everyone. Extend your reach by posting your job and searching resumes on the National Healthcare Career Network (NHCN), a collection of hundreds of top health care associations and professional organizations. Visit AHIP's Career Center.


Webinar: Building a successful retrospective chart review program

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 20, 2017

On April 27, 2 to 3 p.m. ET, "Building A Successful Retrospective Chart Review Program" addresses ways you can leverage Retrospective Chart Reviews as an asset to drive growth and improve care for beneficiaries. Risk-bearing entities embracing a systemic approach for retrospective chart reviews will find an increased benefit when running these programs, including improving operational efficiency and reducing costs.


Influencer Series: More reasons to attend Institute & Expo

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 20, 2017

The list of reasons why you should register for Institute & Expo, June 7-9 in Austin, seems to get longer and longer, doesn't it? Go ahead and add our Influencer Series, featuring speakers including Michael Chernew, PhD, Nancy-Ann DeParle, and Kyra Bobinet, MD, MPH. These in-depth concurrent-focused sessions are part of your conference registration. Register by April 26 to save.


Videos highlight value of health plan, community partnerships

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 19, 2017

Health plans have a longstanding commitment to improving the lives of individuals with asthma. A new series of videos highlights the partnerships and collaborations between health plans and community organizations, including the value of a sustainable asthma management program. Learn more on this and other topics at ahip.org/asthma.


Engage with physicians to deliver value-based care

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 19, 2017

How can we better engage with physicians to deliver value-based care? Gain perspectives during a special panel session at the Health Care CEO Forum, June 7 in Austin. The discussion will focus on successful care models that prioritize prevention and provide high-quality, coordinated care to keep patients healthy and reduce costs. Attendance is limited. Learn more.


Complimentary Health IT Directory focused on solutions

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 19, 2017

Consumer experience, core payer systems, cyber security and risk, health IT services and analytics, and regulatory are just some of the solutions you'll find in AHIP's Health IT Directory. Consider it your desktop IT consultant. This complimentary resource will showcase companies with answers. Access the directory.


Improve your back office operations with TPA Direct

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 18, 2017

For plans seeking to contain administrative costs, outsourcing can be a smart solution. TPA Direct members are experts in delivering back-office efficiencies. QualCare, Inc. offers self-funded PPO, HMO network, point of service (POS) network, and open access health plans; third party administration (TPA) services; provider network access; care management services; and a workers' compensation product.


Featured Resources: AO Recent White Papers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 18, 2017

Learn more about a myriad of health care topics through recent white papers from our Affiliate Organization (AO) members, including DMW Direct, CareCentrix, Geneia, GMC Software, Truven Health Analytics, AxisPoint Health, and ACI Worldwide.


Premium conference content, early registration rates. You win.

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 18, 2017

Register for AHIP's Institute & Expo by Wednesday, April 26, and save hundreds with early registration rates. AHIP health plan members can save even more with team discounts. One look at the agenda and you'll see why it's the essential event for the health care industry. Join us June 7 through June 9 in Austin. Register today.


Earn impressive career credentials

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 17, 2017

AHIP's Academy for Healthcare Management (AHM) is a launching pad for those who want to learn more, demonstrate their commitment to the health care industry, and gain the credentials that shape rewarding careers. Start by earning your Professional, Academy for Healthcare Management (PAHM®) designation with just one intensive course: Healthcare Management, An Introduction (AHM 250). Choose your path.


Must-Attend Webinars. Register today

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 17, 2017

On April 27, 2 to 3 p.m. ET, "Building A Successful Retrospective Chart Review Program" addresses ways you can leverage Retrospective Chart Reviews to drive growth and improve care for beneficiaries. On May 17, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET, "Empowering Patient Engagement through Self-Service Symptom Triage" highlights how Applied Pathways' software powers a self-service symptom triage web application, supporting patient engagement strategies.


Video: How Do You Pick a Health Plan?

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 17, 2017

AHIP's new consumer education videos seek to explain how health insurance works and help consumers choose coverage that meets their health and financial needs. Watch the video and learn how to find a health plan that's right for you.


How Peoples Health changed beliefs, behavior, culture

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 14, 2017

After Peoples Health saw the need to overhaul how it supported care coordination for Medicare Advantage members, it formed the Peoples Health Medical Management Model. The heart of the Model is that members' health care needs should guide every care decision. Learn more.


Master the methods of detecting fraud

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 14, 2017

AHIP offers an Anti-Fraud designation program that focuses on the investigative methods of detecting fraud and the many areas in which fraud occurs. Understand anti-fraud strategies and discover more about the ways to detect fraud in a range of insurance products. Start earning your Health Care Anti-Fraud Associate (HCAFA) designation. Enroll at no cost in this targeted program today!


Health plans' top tips for diabetes prevention programs

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 14, 2017

Are you utilizing the resources available to promote a successful diabetes prevention program? Hear tips and pointers from health plans that have experience in implementing the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Learn best practices for delivering a successful program. View the latest on-demand webinar today!


AHIP Select: Leading solutions providers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 13, 2017

AHIP member companies rely on AHIP Select members to provide the products and services that help health plans transform our health care industry. Become a Select member for direct access to health plan decision makers. Contact our Business Affairs Team at BusinessDevelopment@ahip.org for details.


Innovation, results are reshaping quality health care

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 13, 2017

Delve into deep discussions about public programs at AHIP's National Conferences on Medicare, Medicaid & Duals, Sept. 24 through Sept. 28 in Washington, D.C. Examine how these programs serve as models for reshaping the way we deliver quality health care. Gain insight into big-picture trends and operational need-to-knows. Save the dates for one, two, or all three conferences. Learn more.


Pairing health plans with growth-focused financial partners

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 12, 2017

HSA Direct members are potential financial partners that can help health plans expand and enhance their HSA products. For example, HSA Bank serves as both a bank and administrator, and offers comprehensive account-based health benefit solutions such as HSAs, Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), and Commuter Benefits.


AHIP Individual Membership

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 12, 2017

If you are an agent or broker, AHIP Individual Membership is ideal for you. Throughout the year, you'll receive access to the latest news and information affecting the industry, as well as discounts on dozens of AHIP education programs, such as, "Health Insurance 101," "Long-Term Care Professional Combined Course," and many more. Learn more and join.


Institute & Expo early registration ends April 26

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 12, 2017

Don't miss out on early registration discount rates for Institute & Expo, June 7-9 in Austin. Save even more when you take advantage of AHIP health plan member "buy two, receive one free" team discounts. The agenda is filled with great sessions and events, so bring a few colleagues and share the learning.


Get more eyes on job postings -- AHIP Career Center

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 11, 2017

AHIP's Career Center provides options to extend the reach of your job post. You can post in AHIP SmartBrief newsletters, as well as on the National Healthcare Career Network (NHCN) -- a collection of hundreds of health care associations/professional organizations. Extend your reach with AHIP Career Center.


Lessons learned from innovations in Medicaid

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 11, 2017

What lessons have been learned from recent innovations in Medicaid and how might they help improve and inform the future of the program? Converse with big-picture visionaries and community-focused stakeholders whose work resonates at all levels during this insight-packed panel session at the Health Care CEO Forum, June 7 in Austin. Attendance is limited. Learn more.


Examples of our commitment to value-based care

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 11, 2017

Health plan-led initiatives are moving the health care system to delivery and payment models that bring better, more coordinated care, and lower costs to patients. How does health plans' commitment to value lead us toward the ultimate goal of greater affordability and quality? Read more on the blog.


15 professional designations. Unlimited career growth.

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 10, 2017

AHIP is the trusted authority on health insurance, offering designation programs that can grow your expertise, demonstrate your commitment to the industry, and shape your career. Discover AHIP's flexible, manageable approach to professional training and take your career to the next level. Enroll in a designation program today.


Answers during uncertain times: Institute & Expo

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 10, 2017

As we face uncertain times in health care, there are more reasons than ever to attend AHIP's Institute & Expo, June 7 through June 9 in Austin. Focused on thinking differently and re-imagining health care, Institute & Expo delivers solid answers, ideas, and inspiration. You'll head back to the office with more clarity on priorities to drive your organization's long-term success. Register now.


Knowledge is power for health care consumers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 07, 2017

The more consumers know about insurance coverage and health care, the easier it is to make smart decisions about their care. Learn more on the blog.


Webinar: 21st century consumers want more from health care

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 07, 2017

Health care consumers want health and care services provided virtually and on their terms -- services they want, when and where they want them. In short, consumers want 21st century health care, yet few are being offered these services. Join us April 25, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET to gain insights from Accenture on research and practices serving 21st century health care consumers.


Courses & designations -- Discover the AHIP Advantage

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 07, 2017

AHIP offers 15 professional designation programs. Show your company you're committed to excellence and serious about success by pursuing professional education with top-notch designation programs, such as "Professional, Academy for Healthcare Management (PAHM®)." Get started and enroll in a designation program today.


Issue brief: Strategies to prevent diabetes

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 06, 2017

AHIP member health plans have experience with delivering diabetes prevention programs to many populations. In this Issue Brief, explore health plan strategies to address prediabetes across diverse populations, in workplace settings, and via retail centers. Learn about tools your organization can incorporate into its diabetes prevention efforts. View the Issue Brief today.


Online RFPs for IT solutions now available

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 06, 2017

Easily find business and IT Solutions with AHIP's complimentary Health IT Directory. Filled with products and services designed to help improve care, manage costs, and allow all stakeholders to work together seamlessly, the online version of the directory allows you to search products, companies, and start the RFP process online. Visit http://healthitdirectory.com/ today.


Eli Lilly, Anthem, Harvard Pilgrim, Scripps: Institute & Expo

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 06, 2017

Health care leaders focused on making health care better fill the agenda at Institute & Expo, June 7-9 in Austin. They'll discuss re-inventing health care, precision medicine, and balancing innovation and affordability of prescription drugs. And, that's just a start. Check out the full agenda and register today.


Take advantage of key AHIP conference sponsorships

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 05, 2017

Reach the hundreds of health care decision makers who attend AHIP conferences to learn and network by taking advantage of sponsorship opportunities at AHIP's 2017 Institute & Expo, June 7 to June 9 in Austin. Contact AHIP's Business Affairs Team at BusinessDevelopment@ahip.org or 866-707-AHIP (2447) for details.


Avik Roy discusses the path forward

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 05, 2017

During the Health Care CEO Forum, June 7 in Austin, Texas, Avik Roy, President, FREOPP, delves into the reinvention of health reform and ensuring health care for every American. Attendance at the Health Care CEO Forum is limited to health care CEOs and their senior leadership teams. Learn more.


How journey mapping helps beneficiaries

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 05, 2017

Health plans use a customer relationship management tool called journey mapping to analyze and enhance their members' start-to-finish experience. Read the guest blog post to learn how New York health plan CDPHP creates its member journey map.


Options and flexibility to enhance provider networks

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 04, 2017

PPO Direct members offer payers and administrators targeted strategies that can help expand their provider networks while better serving their customers. Preferred One, based in the upper Midwest and a member of AHIP's PPO Direct, is a network of physicians, clinics, hospitals and other health care providers who deliver quality, cost-effective health care services. Learn more


Ready for what's next?

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 04, 2017

As health care continues to face change, it's more essential than ever to attend Institute & Expo, June 7 to June 9 in Austin. Work with and learn from thousands from around the country focused on answers you need today, and the direction for tomorrow. Register now.


Post a job, search resumes, and hire the best

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 03, 2017

Check out AHIP's Career Center to discover health care's best and brightest candidates. Seamless job management and job post activity tracking streamlines the process of finding a new hire. Explore additional features.


Become a disability insurance "guru"

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 03, 2017

AHIP's Disability Insurance (DI) training is a deep -- but manageable -- dive into how DI fits into your clients' retirement, estate, and long-term planning needs. Start by earning your Disability Income Associate (DIA) credential. Only three courses are required for this impressive credential! Then take your expertise up another notch by earning designation as a Disability Income Fellow (DIF). Enroll today.


The need-to-knows vs. the day-to-days

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Apr 03, 2017

Need a convenient way to stay on top of the need-to-knows while managing your day-to-days? Look to AHIP for insights and guidance -- with in-person conferences, webinars, self-study courses, professional designation programs, and an online library of resources -- available to match your budget and your learning style. Explore your options.


Video: Establishing and Sustaining an Asthma Management Program

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Mar 31, 2017

Curious about how your organization can establish a sustainable asthma management program? In a new video featuring health plans and community organizations, understand how to identify the need for an asthma management program, direct resources and overcome barriers. Learn more on this and other topics in a series of videos at ahip.org/asthma.


Fighting opioid abuse with solutions that work

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Mar 31, 2017

Health plans recognize how physical pain can be a chronic -- and debilitating -- condition. That's why they cover a wide range of proven treatment options that address biological, social, and psychological factors. Read on to learn about solutions to provide better care for patients with chronic pain.


Webinar: What communication/regulation changes will the new administration bring?

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Mar 30, 2017

In the U.S., the presidential changing-of-the-guard means future health care coverage options are uncertain. Uncertainty can breed anxiety and fear, but it also creates room for opportunity. Join us on April 13 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET to gain insights on what this means for health care organizations and how you can leverage modern customer communications management (CCM) solutions.


Conference guests reveal why AHIP events are essential

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Mar 30, 2017

Engaging speakers. Timely topics. Meaningful networking. Ideas you can take home to your entire team. Health care professionals who want to learn from our industry's top talents know that Institute & Expo is health care's essential event. To find out what past attendees say about AHIP events, watch this video. And, register for Institute & Expo by April 26 and save.


March Madness sale -- take 25% off job postings

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief | Mar 30, 2017

The March Madness sale is on at the AHIP Career Center! Now through April 3, save 25% on every job you post. And to maximize your ROI, the AHIP Career Center offers better targeting than general interest job sites plus opportunities for enhanced exposure via AHIP's strategic partners. So start recruiting today. To save, use coupon code MarMadness25.




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