Innovations Report Series

In the last several years, AHIP has produced a series of reports highlighting health plans’ innovative programs and tools to drive improvements in patient care. Click on the links below to view the full reports or search by company and topic area.

Innovations in Medication Therapy ManagementInnovations in Medication Therapy Management: Effective Practices for Diabetes Care and Other Chronic Conditions
(December 2013) - This report describes trends in the medication therapy management (MTM) programs being conducted by America’s health insurance plans and provides details about 16 companies’ MTM initiatives for a variety of patient populations.




coverHLB Health Literacy and America’s Health Insurance Plans: Laying the Foundation and Beyond
(November 2013) - This publication explains the innovative approaches that 30 health plans have taken to providing easily understood, actionable health and benefits information for consumers.

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Innovations in Medicaid Managed CareInnovations in Medicaid Managed Care: Highlights of Health Plans’ Programs to Improve the Health and Well-Being of Medicaid Beneficiaries
(March 2013) - In this report—an update to AHIP’s 2005 Innovations in Medicaid Managed Care book—we provide details about 17 health plan initiatives dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Medicaid beneficiaries.



COMBATHealth Insurance Plans' Innovative Initiatives to Combat Cardiovascular Disease
(Fall 2012) - Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States, with more than one in four people dying from heart disease every year. People of all backgrounds are affected, and heart disease is influenced by many factors. Research shows a clustering of these factors puts people at increased risk for poor health outcomes.




Preventing Childhood ObesityReducing and Preventing Childhood Obesity, Health Insurance Plans Partnering in Communities
(Summer 2012) - America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and member health plans are actively engaged in developing innovative strategies to improve the health of children and reduce the risks associated with obesity.






immunization picImmunization Innovations
AHIP’s online compendia of pioneering programs and leading best practices for measuring and improving immunization rates. Complete with examples of outreach tools, educational resources, and marketing materials, Immunization Innovations highlights promising models that health plans around the country have used to improve immunization rates in all populations.




Worksite WellnessInnovations in Worksite Wellness
The health insurance plans profiled demonstrate health plans’ commitment to improving the health and well-being of their employees and members. These innovative programs are comprehensive, evidence-based and follow best practices, and are achieving impressive results in participant satisfaction and health outcomes.





Asthma picAsthma Care Advances
AHIP’s online compendia, Asthma Care Advances, highlights health plan efforts to increase access to timely and quality asthma care, resulting in better health outcomes. These pioneer comprehensive asthma programs are improving the lives of individuals with asthma by adopting culturally sensitive asthma management strategies.



Innovations in Patient Safety (Report) Innovations in Patient Safety
(August 2011) - This report highlights 16 health plans’ efforts to prevent healthcare-acquired conditions, help patients transition smoothly from hospital to home, and manage chronic conditions effectively to avoid complications and preventable readmissions.

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Innovations in Reducing Preventable Hospital Admissions, Readmissions, and Emergency Room Use (Report)Innovations in Reducing Preventable Hospital Admissions, Readmissions, and Emergency Room Use
(June 2010) - A review of health plan programs to revitalize primary care, improve care coordination, and help patients avoid adverse health events.

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Trends and Innovations in Disability Income Insurance (Report) Trends and Innovations in Disability Income Insurance
(January 2010) - Highlights of disability insurers’ creative programs to help employees and employers overcome multiple challenges and succeed in a difficult economy.

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Innovations in Recognizing and Rewarding Quality (Report) Innovations in Recognizing and Rewarding Quality
(March 2009) - Review of innovative approaches that health plans have taken to advance the quality and efficiency of care.

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Innovations in Prevention, Wellness, and Risk Reduction (Report)Innovations in Prevention and Wellness
(November 2008) - Overview of health plans' innovative programs to prevent disease and improve the health of members and their communities.

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Trends and Innovations in Health Information Technology (Report)Trends and Innovations in Health Information Technology
(September 2008) - Highlights of health plans' IT initiatives to improve health care quality and efficiency.

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Trends and Innovations in Chronic Disease Prevention & Treatment (Report)Trends and Innovations in Chronic Disease Prevention & Treatment
(April 2008) - An overview of key trends in chronic care, highlighting Medicare Advantage plans' recent innovations.

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Innovations in Chronic Care (Report) Innovations in Chronic Care
(March 2007) - A compendium of health plan programs to improve quality of life for members with cancer, chronic pain, depression, asthma, diabetes, and other chronic conditions, and to address obesity among children and adults.

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Innovations in Health IT 2005 (Report) Innovations in Health Information Technology
(November 2005) - An in-depth report on health insurance plans' latest IT solutions in areas such as e-prescribing, digital radiology, online decision support, electronic health records (EHRs), and personal health records (PHRs).

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Innovations in Medicaid Managed Care (Report)Innovations in Medicaid Managed Care
(March 2005) - Health insurance plans are implementing a multitude of creative programs to improve quality and efficiency in Medicaid.

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