Anthem Public Policy Institute

The Anthem Public Policy Institute (PPI) works to advance meaningful change in our healthcare system. It 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.

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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.

For Anthem’s innovative programs and health plans, PPI analyzes internal data and shares policy-relevant insights and lessons. It produces reports, papers and policy briefs to contribute thought leadership on various issues.

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Image DoctorPPI’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 Anthem’s four strategic pillars: consumer centricity care, provider engagement, cost of care and quality.

In 2017, PPI co-sponsored (with Eli Lilly) the Urban Institute and the American Action Forum to convene a roundtable of experts to debate the role of risk adjustment in stabilizing the individual marketplace; the insights generated were shared via a white paper and a Health Affairs blog post.

PPI also sponsored research to determine whether Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes fare better in Medicare Advantage (MA) chronic condition special needs plans (C-SNPs) that are tailored to individuals with diabetes; the study found improved outcomes among C-SNP enrollees relative to non-SNP MA enrollees.

Finally, PPI examined the role of managed long-term services and supports in improving the delivery of long-term care, maintaining independence and promoting community engagement among Medicaid beneficiaries.