Anthem Public Policy Institute
The Anthem Public Policy Institute (PPI) works to advance meaningful change in our healthcare system. PPI was established to share data and insights that inform public policy and will shape the healthcare programs of the future. PPI strives to be an objective and credible contributor to healthcare transformation through the publication of policy-relevant data analysis, timely research and insights from Anthem's innovative programs.
PPI convenes and connects with thought leaders to share insights, hold discussions and debate solutions relevant to healthcare and health policy. It supports external research that informs public policy and adds to the collective body of knowledge by using publicly or privately available data sources to answer timely policy questions.
PPI also analyzes internal data and shares policy-relevant insights and lessons from the innovative programs of Anthem’s affiliated health plans. It produces papers, issue briefs and other materials to contribute thought leadership on a variety of issues.
Areas of Policy Interest
PPI’s work aligns with areas of policy interest for federal and state policymakers, employers, consumers, researchers and other stakeholders, including issues relevant to Medicare, Medicaid and commercial health insurance. It also supports the advancement of critical areas of focus in health policy, including consumer engagement, affordability and the cost of healthcare, quality of care, social determinants of health, and the transformation of healthcare delivery.
PPI’s research includes evaluating the impact on individuals’ health outcomes from changes to managed care delivery, such as integrating mental health and substance use benefits with physical health benefits in Medicaid, or enrolling Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes in specialized Medicare Advantage plans.
It also invests in research and analysis to understand the implications of policy proposals and enacted policy changes, such as states’ approaches to Medicaid expansion and changes to risk adjustment and risk mitigation programs in the individual market and Medicare Advantage.
Finally, PPI partners with academic institutions to support empirical analyses that can inform future policy development and delivery system reform, such as understanding the drivers of healthcare costs and identifying complex populations.
Research reports and other materials are available online.