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    BLOG: Are you asking the right questions?

    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 to 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.


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    BLOG: Key takeaways from the Alliance 2018 Spring Leadership Forum, Day 1

    Joe Lastinger, Health Plan Alliance
    4/19/2018
    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.


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    BLOG: Farewell from Alliance founder, Cathy K. Eddy

    Cathy K. Eddy, Health Plan Alliance
    4/17/2018
    When the Alliance started more than 20 years ago, I had no idea how the organization would evolve and my career along with it. As I step down as president, I feel the Alliance has exceeded all my expectations.


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    BLOG: Top takeaways from the 2018 V-BID Summit

    Kristin Rodriguez, Health Plan Alliance
    3/21/2018
    Presenters delved deep into developing smarter high-deductible health plans (HDHPs), finding alignment between providers and patients on quality, defining the hopes and expectations public payers have for V-BID, and how we as an industry are doing when it comes to eliminating low-value care.


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    BLOG: Reference-based pricing - What you need to know

    Jennifer Bosley, Health Plan Alliance
    3/14/2018
    Five takeaways from the Alliance Reference-Based Pricing Fly-in, February 21-22 in Irving, Texas.


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    BLOG: Scenario planning - shifts and results from a recent session

    Dennis Bolin, Health Plan Alliance
    2/5/2018
    The way organizations scenario plan and strategize is shifting. Organizations are now constantly evaluating and making adjustments. For two days in January in Boston, 25 healthcare executives representing key segments of the health insurance industry did a scenario planning session on policy and competitive disruption and six strategies emerged.


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    The 10 most downloaded Alliance resources and sessions of 2017

    Dennis Bolin, Health Plan Alliance
    12/27/2017
    All year, Health Plan Alliance members and business associates discussed industry trends, best practices and lessons learned, generating and sharing thousands of resources along the way. Check out this year's list of the 10 most popular resources and presentations.


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    Who is health care's general contractor?

    Dennis Bolin, Health Plan Alliance
    12/7/2017
    The top takeaway from the November 2017 Cognizant Executive Vision Summit: who is taking responsibility for the total health care experience? Gov. Leavitt shared four candidates who could take the role and the capabilities that "general contractor" should have.


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    Top takeaways from the 2017 Clinical Informatics Value Visit

    Kristin Rodriguez, Health Plan Alliance
    11/22/2017
    At the 2017 Clinical Informatics Value Visit, November 15-17 in Orlando, FL health plans shared key considerations when developing capabilities to support VBP, strategies for building a foundation of data you can trust, using data to address social determinants of health and more.


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    Finding and selecting a vendor that meets your needs

    Dennis Bolin, Health Plan Alliance
    11/13/2017
    After speaking with a vendor, it seems individuals are often left asking which comes first, your solution or my problem? Any vendor can tell you how they can help. But would it not be better to find a solution provider that can solve your problem?


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    The shift to value-based care: What it means for your Medicaid plan

    Dennis Bolin, Health Plan Alliance
    10/26/2017
    We are better to work with because we do not play games, said Mark Carter, CEO, Passport Health Plan, when describing his philosophy of engaging physicians on the path to value-based care reimbursement at last week's value-based care fly-in. Here are the top four takeaways members shared.


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    The constant customer

    Dennis Bolin, Health Plan Alliance
    10/12/2017
    If your health plan ceased to exist, would your members and employees be sad or indifferent? David Neeleman, airline industry leader, asked health plan executive leaders this question at the Alliance Fall Leadership meeting. His message, and that of a recent Gallup study, provide health plans guidance for building loyalty and brand ambassadors.