A limited partnership formed to invest in hotel real estate properties, AHIP
operates mainly in the US.
This sale culminates an extensive review of the portfolio that reinforced AHIP
's view that its longterm strategy is better focused on expanding and driving growth from its Premium Branded hotel portfolio, which currently consists of 67 hotels in larger U.S.
These new members join other esteemed colleagues serving on AHIP
's Board, listed here.
"We believe it is important for providers to have access to evidence-based guidelines when they need them, which is why health insurance providers were an early supporter and sponsor of this project," Cathryn Donaldson, Director of Communications & Public Affairs for AHIP
, said in a statement.
But "prior authorization approvals can be burdensome for health care professionals, hospitals, health insurance providers, and patients, because the processes vary and can be repetitive," AHIP
says in its initiative announcement.
has also newly acquired two additional hotels joining the Wyndham portfolio.
funded the purchase price with cash on hand and with the proceeds from four new commercial mortgage backed securities loans worth $236.2 million
For instance, on the 35 AHIP
reports filed since 2010, the group said it was lobbying on the "pre-existing condition exclusion" and "pre-existing condition insurance plans." In 2017, the lobbying records became somewhat more explicit: The group, as well as Anthem and Blue Cross, said they were lobbying on a (https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1121/text) bill designed to prevent discrimination against patients with a pre-existing condition in the event that the Affordable Care Act was repealed.
also found signs that the number of insurers in the HSA-compatible plan market might be falling.
is focused on ensuring access to quality and affordable healthcare for all Americans and we proudly support their efforts," stated Christopher P.
"There is no better individual than Marilyn to lead our industry through the increasingly complex health care transformation that is underway," AHIP
board chair Mark Ganz said in a statement.