Aetna president Mark Bertolini was a little late to our meeting last week on How Health Plans Can Survive Reform (Who knew there were two Millennium Hotels on 44th Street in Manhattan?), but his keynote address was worth the wait as he outlined a credible strategy for the health insurance industry going forward. Bertolini outlined five keys to surviving reform: 1. Payment reforms that shifts incentives from volume to outcomes; 2. Information technology that improves quality, lowers cost; 3. Wellness: engaging consumers with incentives and decision-support tools; 4. Transparency tools that provide information and improve accountability; 5. Revamped benefits and plan designs.
Extended coverage of his presentation appears in the July 4 issue of Carl Mercurio’s Health Plan Market Trends Letter.