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Week of 10/29/09 Health Care Reform: Washington v. Insurers

Most insurers claim they continue to focus on important health care reform issues, but also claim that some members of Congress and The White House appear unwilling to stop or even slow the political attacks against insurers.

IBM approach to implementing ICD-10, X12 5010 for health care payers

While at the America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) health care reform conference held in June 2009 in San Diego Ms. Barbara Archbold, Partner, Payer Industry for IBM Global Business Services is interviewed by Mike Arrigo, CEO of No World Borders.Ms. Archbold recommends that health insurance payers approach the issue from a business point of view, [...]

Barack Obama’s address to the annual meeting of the American Medical Association

President Barack Obama’s address to the 158th annual meeting of the American Medical Association today attempted to assure doctors and their patients that his prescription for overhauling the health care system would be good for them. Obama cited the need for doctors to cut health care costs by reducing the number of unnecessary tests and [...]

Interview with TriZetto’s Rob Scavo (AHIP)

While at the America's Health Insurance Plans conference in San Diego (AHIP) we met with Rob Scavo, President of Product Management and Core Administrative Solutions at TriZetto.We asked Rob to provide TriZetto's view on what the new HIPAA standards, X12 5010 and medical coding standard ICD-10 mean in terms of not only compliance but opportunities [...]

HCI addresses fraud, other health care cost issues – AHIP

While at the San Diego AHIP conference we interviewed HCI Insight, a company that promises to reduce the cost of health care by addressing fraud. HCI's loss calculators indicate that a health insurance firm with 3,000,000 (3 million) lives insured stands to lose $381 million over a specified period of time, and their solution is [...]

Protests outside AHIP Conference, San Diego

Today while entering the AHIP conference we encountered demonstrators who want the health care industry to change. We intereviewed Kathy Rallings, an employe at California Techers Association. The people *inside* the conference were a bit more subdued in their approach, but we believe that both the demonstrators and those exhibiting inside the conference are interested [...]

AHIP Day One – Passion in the Streets

Fresh blog from the floor of AHIP San Diego. AHIP (America's Health Insurance Plans) is having its annual meeting in San Diego this week.  Here is a recap of June 3, 2009, the first day. Last year at AHIP, health care reform was discussed, but most political commentators didn't think much would happen: there was interest, [...]

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