AJMCtv interviews let you catch up with experts on what's new and important about the changes in healthcare. Where else can a few minutes of your time give you insights from key decision makers - from the clinician, to the health plan leader, to the regulator? AJMCtv interviews give you the close-ups you might not get even if you make it to the conference. When every minute in your day matters, AJMCtv interviews keep you informed.
Interviews
One of the most exciting takeaways from the ACO and Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition is the concept that stakeholders in many facets of healthcare are coming together to make a success out of the accountable care organization revolution, said moderator Leonard Fromer, MD.
Funding is an obvious issue facing Medicaid right now, but another is the changing demographic, J. Mario Molina, MD, president and chief executive officer of Molina Healthcare, said at the America’s Health Insurance Plans’ National Conferences on Medicare and Medicaid, and Dual Eligibles Summit.
There were a number of reasons why Michigan chose to expand its Medicaid coverage, and economics was just one part the decision, according to Stephen Fitton, Medicaid director at the Michigan Department of Community Health.
The high cost of Gilead Science’s hepatitis C drug Sovaldi is causing Medicaid to come up with new ways of handling drug costs, according to Matt Salo, executive director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors.
How a health plan performs in the CMS star ratings to going to have a bigger impact on their finances in the coming years, Snezana Mahon, PharmD, senior director of Medicare solutions at Express Scripts, said.
As the 2014 midterm elections near, healthcare could have an impact on voter decisions and campaign efforts, Avik Roy, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, said at the American Health Insurance Plans’ National Conferences on Medicare and Medicaid, and Dual Eligibles Summit.
Health plans, providers, and consumers have to collaborate in order to bring value, Craig Thiele, MD, chief medical officer at CareSource, said at the America’s Health Insurance Plans’ National Conferences on Medicare and Medicaid, and Dual Eligibles Summit.
The most recent Medicare Advantage and Part D program audits revealed that oversight of formulary administration is an area that health plans continue to struggle with, Sarah J. Lorance, vice president of Medicare Compliance at WellPoint, said at America’s Health Insurance Plans’ National Conference on Medicare and Medicaid and Dual Eligibles Summit in Washington, DC.