Feb 3

Written by: Mark Blum
2/3/2011 4:15 PM 

America's Agenda Thanks AARP of West Virginia for Supporting Team-Based Care

Nonpartisan group priases AARP reccomendations to WV Insurance Commissioner

WASHINGTON-- America's Agenda, a nonpartisan group focused on lowering health care costs and improving patient care thanked the AARP of West Virginia in a statement today. "West Virginians should be proud," said America's Agenda Executive Director Mark Blum. "The AARP is fighting to keep health care costs low and empower family doctors through a highly successful team-based care model.  This is a proud moment for patients, doctors, payers, and employers."

The AARP recently addressed their concerns with the office of West Virginia Insurance Commissioner Jane Cline.  In their recommendations, the AARP requested that the state's insurance exchange:

  • Commit to ensuring that participating plans offer at least level 2 NCQA standards for patient-centered medical homes;
  • Ensure that participating plans comply with uniform, transparent reporting requirements that allow consumers to clearly compare medical outcomes and costs when purchasing a plan; and
  • Issue the requests for the above requirements in a public, open request for proposals issued to all eligible health plans

America's Agenda is committed to lowering costs and increasing the quality of care for West Virginians, and is proud to stand with AARP on this issue.



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