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As Congress considers various proposals to reform the health care system, America’s Health Insurance Plans has issued a report that highlights measurable results that private health insurance pay-for-performance programs have achieved. The report, Innovations in Recognizing and Rewarding Quality, describes models that have reduced costs, enhanced quality, and improved patient satisfaction.... Use of e-prescribing — electronic prescription benefit, history, and routing — jumped 61 percent in the first quarter of 2009, compared to the past two years according to Surescripts, an electronic prescribing network. That amounts to more than 134 million e-⁠prescribing messages being exchanged among providers, payers, and pharmacies. Imagine the bill from your mobile carrier if these were text messages.... More than half of primary care physicians who reported problems getting mental health services for their patients cited lack of insurance coverage, inadequate coverage, health plan barriers, and shortages of mental health providers as “very important” reasons their patients couldn’t get care. These findings appear in the article “Beyond Parity: Primary Care Physicians’ Perspectives on Access to Mental Health Care,” in the April issue of Health Affairs.

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HAP, a subsidiary of Henry Ford Health System, is a nonprofit health plan providing coverage to individuals, companies and organizations. This executive develops strategies to meet membership and revenue targets through products, pricing, market segmentation and advertising.  Aligns business among Business Development, Commercial Sales, Medicare and Public Sector Programs and Product Development. Seeks to enhance and be responsible for business development and expansion through the development of an effective product portfolio, strong interpersonal relationships and service excellence.

Apply via email to jfedder1@hfhs.org or online at http://p.rfer.us/HENRYFORDlXqAJA

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