ACHP Examines Top Heath Care Policy Issues at Becker’s Forum

During Becker’s Healthcare‘s third-ever Payer Issues Virtual Forum, Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) President and CEO Ceci Connolly spoke with industry leaders about how the pandemic has continued to influence health care policy issues in 2022. The session, which examined the country’s Biggest Policy Issues in Healthcare Today and How to Stay Ahead of the Curve, discussed a wide range of topics from the No Surprises Act to improving and expanding access to care through telehealth.  

Regarding the need to change the fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement model, which creates perverse incentives for providers, ACHP President and CEO Ceci Connolly said:

“If when I was sitting in The Washington Post newsroom, the editor had come up to my desk and said, ‘Ceci, from now on, we’re going to pay you by the word,’ my stories would have gotten a lot longer and not better. And sadly, that is the economic system that we have thrust all of our wonderful doctors and nurses and clinical teams into. The way that they make a living is by doing more, not by keeping us healthy.” 

View the panel on today’s top health care policy issues at Becker’s Hospital Review.

Moderator: Brian Zimmerman, Senior Director, Client Content and Strategy, Becker’s Hospital Review

Panelists:

  • Ceci Connolly, President and CEO, Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) 
  • Meghan Joyce, Chief Operating Officer, Oscar
  • Robert Groves, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Banner | Aetna 

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Mat Gulick
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Making Health Care Better

ACHP is the voice of a unique approach in health care today, one that puts the patient at the center with plans and clinical teams collaborating to improve health outcomes and reduce costs. Our advocacy focuses on providing policymakers with tested solutions, rooted in a model that is proven to deliver better value for patients, employers and taxpayers.

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