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    BLOG: Flying solo? The top reason to join the flock plus 5 key traits to maximize the benefits

    Dennis Bolin, Health Plan Alliance
    8/26/2019
    What conditions need to be present to ensure your organization benefits from being a part of the flock – both internally between teams and externally between other health care providers?


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    BLOG: Growing where you are already planted

    Kristin Rodriguez, Health Plan Alliance
    6/24/2019
    How delivery systems can become a hub for health and healthcare in the future by shifting their focus from buying and building hospitals to leveraging their existing platforms to generate growth and often more profitable streams of revenue.


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    BLOG: Why health plans should think more like Netflix

    Kristin Rodriguez, Health Plan Alliance
    5/13/2019
    Netflix's success didn't come from one dramatic market play. It came from a thousand little choices their leadership made in reaction to new opportunities and a changing landscape. Using this approach, maybe health plans could create a health care experience consumers value as much as family movie night.


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    BLOG: Access to health care coverage is topic #1 (even in Antarctica)

    Dennis Bolin, Health Plan Alliance
    3/4/2019
    I recently took a trip to the Antarctic and met many interesting people along the way. When they heard I work in health insurance they would launch into their opinions, experiences and questions. Demonstrating that health care is at the center of our personal conversations as well as our political ones.


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    BLOG: 10 takeaways from the Alliance Fall Leadership Forum

    Joe Lastinger, Health Plan Alliance
    10/25/2018
    Health Plan Alliance leaders convened in Boston, October 9-12 to collaborate on their evolving enterprise-wide strategies. Attendees gained powerful insight into where investors are focusing their dollars today, saw how newly released Medicare data sets are being used to improve quality measurement and heard seven incredible examples of how Alliance members are delivering exceptional care management in their markets.


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    BLOG: Top 10 reads of the summer

    Health Plan Alliance
    10/2/2018
    What is summer without a reading challenge? This summer, Health Plan Alliance members tapped into the resources available in the Alliance Knowledge Center and accessed more than 700 documents. Turn over a new leaf this fall with our favorite page-turners of the summer and hear from our reading challenge champion, Sarah Litchfield, Government Program Coordinator, Geisinger Health Plan.


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    BLOG: Q&A - Containing costs on out of network claims

    Health Plan Alliance
    9/17/2018
    We sat down with Tim Callender, VP at The Phia Group (one of the companies in our GPO) to learn more about health plans' cost-containment challenges and the savings health plans have achieved on out of network claims with The Phia Group's newest cost-containment service, Phia Unwrapped.


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    BLOG: How provider-sponsored health plans use their super power to differentiate in government-sponsored health care

    Kristin Rodriguez, Health Plan Alliance
    8/31/2018
    From a deep dive into Medicare Advantage (MA) product design and marketing strategy to major wins and lessons learned in risk adjustment, quality and member engagement, Alliance members share how they are differentiating themselves in their marketplace and serving their beneficiaries.


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    BLOG: Q&A - How health plans can simplify the benefit plan process

    Health Plan Alliance
    8/7/2018
    We sat down with Mohammed Vaid, CEO of Simplify Healthcare, to get his perspective on how some health plans are seeing success with benefit plan automation, achieving compliance and growth, and saving significant dollars.


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    BLOG: Deciding what to say no to: Association Health Plans, Short Term Medical, Level Funded Plans

    Rick Koven, Consultant, Koven Consulting and Coaching
    7/24/2018
    These new individual and group commercial products are complex and a healthy dose of caution is warranted. At the 2018 Product Design Strategies Fly-in, Alliance members discussed the latest regulatory guidelines and shared insights from recent product redesigns.


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    BLOG: Marketing to MA: How to stand out and win over members

    Scott R Kelly, VP, COO, Aspire Health Plan
    7/20/2018
    Medicare Advantage (MA) annual enrollment period (AEP) for 2019 opens in less than 90 days! Scott R Kelly, VP, COO, Aspire Health Plan shares his top three marketing challenges going into AEP, and invites Alliance members to swap their marketing collateral samples with their peers and collaborate with him at the upcoming Government Programs Value Visit.


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    BLOG: Achieving affordable health care AND growth

    Dennis Bolin, Health Plan Alliance
    7/9/2018
    Alliance member health plan, health system and provider executives gathered last month at the Health System & Health Plan Leadership Forum in Chicago to discuss how provider-sponsored and independently owned health plans are uniquely positioned to deliver affordable healthcare and compete with the new players entering the market...


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    BLOG: Key takeaways from the Alliance 2018 Aligning Risk, Quality and Clinical Informatics Value Visit

    Kristin Rodriguez, Health Plan Alliance
    6/21/2018
    Alliance health plans are re-engineering how they manage and leverage the data sets critical to clinical decision support and population health efforts --- hear the do's and don'ts learned from the PCP panel regarding EMR integration


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    BLOG: Top takeaways from the 2018 Pharmacy Networking Meeting

    Sara Neese, Health Plan Alliance
    5/24/2018
    28 pharmacy leaders from 12 Alliance member health plans met in Dallas May 15-17 to discuss the accelerated pace of change in the pharmacy industry and the increased complexity of pharmacy program management.


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    BLOG: Key takeaways from the Alliance 2018 Spring Leadership Forum, Day 2 and 3

    Joe Lastinger, Health Plan Alliance
    5/1/2018
    Joe Lastinger, Alliance president, provides a recap on the Alliance 2018 Spring Leadership Forum and his thoughts on the key takeaways for Alliance member plans from each session.