About Us

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 shape the healthcare programs of the future. We strive 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.

Our Focus

PPI conducts health policy research and data analysis and produces papers, issue briefs, and other materials, to contribute thought leadership to the policy discourse. We also share policy-relevant insights garnered from the innovative programs of Anthem’s affiliated health plans.

PPI convenes and connects with experts and thought leaders to share information, hold discussions, and debate solutions relevant to healthcare and health policy. We support external research that informs public policy and adds to the collective body of knowledge by using publicly and privately available data sources to answer timely questions.

PPI is comprised of an expert team of health policy analysts with experience working on behalf of or as part of government agencies, payers, providers, and life sciences companies. The team brings extensive knowledge of federal and state health policy and regulation as well as qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Areas of Research Interest

PPI’s work aligns with areas of interest to federal and state policymakers, employers, consumers, researchers, and other stakeholders, including issues relevant to Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial health insurance. We also support the advancement of critical areas of focus in health policy, including consumer engagement, access, affordability and the cost of healthcare, quality of care, social determinants of health, disability and aging, and the transformation of healthcare delivery.

Our work 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.

We also invest 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, we partner 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 people with chronic and often complex conditions.