Posts Tagged ‘health plan design’

Infographic: The Adverse Impact of High-Deductible Health Plans on Providers

March 23rd, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

The increase in high-deductible health plans (HDHP) is having a negative impact on healthcare providers, according to a new infographic by Nobility.

The growth in HDHPs, up from one million in 2005 to 17.4 million in 2014, has led to some patients skipping or delaying procedures and an increase in medical debt for patients who cannot afford their deductible. The infographic examines the impact of HDHPs and how physician practices can respond to this growing trend.

Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2015: Performance Expectations for the Healthcare IndustryFrom collaboration and consolidation to the inevitable acceptance of a value-based system, the state of healthcare continues to stimulate health plans, providers and employers.

Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2015: Performance Expectations for the Healthcare Industry, HIN’s eleventh annual industry forecast, examines the factors challenging healthcare players and suggests strategies for organizations to distinguish themselves in the steadily evolving marketplace.

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Infographic: Six Health Plan Design Changes To Maximize ROI

January 2nd, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

Employers are using a number of strategies to maximize health plan return on investment in light of increasing healthcare costs.

A new infographic by Towers Watson explores the strategies and approaches companies are adopting, such as new coverage or utilization restrictions on specialty pharmacy, employee accountability, technology and more.

Narrow Network Strategies and Trends for Health Plans and PBMsNarrow networks — for both medical and pharmacy providers — are gradually becoming more accepted by carriers, plan sponsors and patients. Smaller provider networks allow payers to manage overall healthcare costs while still maintaining access to benefits — an important consideration as plan designs become more commoditized in the age of public and private health insurance exchanges.

Narrow Network Strategies and Trends for Health Plans and PBMs outlines the tactics health plans are using to restrict medical and pharmacy networks while still maintaining adequate access to care and positive relationships with providers. It also summarizes case studies of health plans and PBMs that have formed narrow networks and the results they’ve seen.

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Infographic: The Building Blocks of Healthcare Exchanges

August 27th, 2013 by Jackie Lyons

As the healthcare industry shifts to consumer-directed healthcare models, health insurers and payors must identify consumer behavioral patterns, assess risk by consumer segments and ultimately design tools and benefits that will help segmented populations.

Of the 33 million people who will be newly insured by the Affordable Care Act, chronic older adults account for 44 percent of costs and 261 per 1,000 emergency room visits, according to a new infographic from SCIO Health Analytics. This infographic also illustrates the changing healthcare landscape and the importance of consumer segmentation for designing health plans and strategies via exchange landscape, employer markets, population segments and plan design optimization.

The Building Blocks of Healthcare Exchanges

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You may also be interested in this related resource: Futurescan 2013: Healthcare Trends and Implications 2013-2018.