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With a Republican House and Senate and a Democrat governor, Arkansas had a difficult time passing Medicaid expansion legislation, explained Joe Thompson, MD, former state surgeon general.
For people who have cancer, patient-centered care is particularly important because their life is changing, said Amy Berman, RN, BS, senior program officer at the John A. Hartford Foundation, who also has stage 4 breast cancer.
At Patient-Centered Diabetes Care, hear stakeholders across the whole ecosystem of healthcare delivery discuss solutions for diabetes with the patient always at the center of the discussion.
Many hospitals and healthcare systems don’t fully understand their true cost of care, which will make the transition to an outcomes-based system difficult, said Robert Pendleton, MD, chief medical quality officer for University of Utah Healthcare.
Although there is a clear link between nonadherence and outcomes of a patient with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), some patient intentionally stop taking their medication, said Giora Sharf, co-founder of the CML Advocates Network.
About 70% of primary care visits actually have a behavioral health component, which has been well known for some time, although people are only now getting serious about investing in mental healthcare, according to John Santopietro, MD, chief clinical officer of behavioral health at Carolinas HealthCare System.
Specialty drug costs represent a huge concern for Medicaid, which already represents the second largest budget in a state, according to J. Mario Molina, MD, president and chief executive officer of Molina Healthcare.
Expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act is a huge undertaking, and Michigan decided to expand the program under a Section 1115 waiver, which sets the state apart a bit, according to Stephen Fitton, Medicaid Director at the Michigan Department of Community Health.