AAppOApprobationsordnung für Apotheker (German: Approbational Rules for Pharmacists)
AAPPOAmerican Association of Preferred Provider Organizations
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As major changes to the health system loomed last year, employers continued to look to consumer-directed health plans to offer the affordability, flexibility and stability to ensure their workforces get the care they need," said Karen Greenrose, AAPPO President and CEO.
At a time when employers are faced with the difficult choice of limiting benefits or raising health care costs to their employees, they are turning to CDHPs given the cost savings inherent in these plans," said Karen Greenrose, president and CEO of AAPPO.
The objective of this white paper is to present the facts and underscore the positive contributions that the PPO industry provides to the 193 million Americans who are enrolled in PPOs," said Karen Greenrose, president and CEO of AAPPO.
It's obvious from the numbers AAPPO released today that employers of all sizes in the healthcare marketplace continue to look to the inherent cost cutting advantages of the CDHP/HSA model when seeking coverage options for their employees," said Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).
Through this initiative, "Improving Women's Health," AAPPO will educate PPOs on the importance of ensuring that specialists trained in MIP are part of the PPO network.
Under this initiative, supported by Ethicon Endo-Surgery, AAPPO will convene an expert Advisory Committee to examine best practices in clinical and psychosocial management of obesity surgery.
From the numbers AAPPO released today, it's obvious that the CDHP/HSA model is filling a significant void in the marketplace," said Tennessee Representative and Chairman of the House Education and Workforce Health Subcommittee, Phil Roe.
CDHP enrollment is on the rise because CDHPs based on a PPO platform provide consumers with what they really care about when seeking out health care providers," said Karen Greenrose, president and CEO of AAPPO.
Among the other key findings in the report released today by AAPPO is that, while employers of all sizes increased their CDHP offerings, very large employers -- or companies with more than 20,000 employees -- were the major driver of the rise in CDHP offerings in 2010.
In addition to supporting the growth of specialty health organizations, NASHO works closely with leading industry associations such as the AAPPO to advance and evolve specialty health care delivery," said Kevin Cichocki, D.
In this changing healthcare market, disease management organizations, PPOs and their providers look to associations such as AAPPO and DMAA for professional support and services.
AAPPO developed the case studies to identify potential pay for performance (P4P) models applicable to PPOs.