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Interviews
On the 5th anniversary of the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, Susan Dentzer, senior policy advisor at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundaiton, looks back at what has been accomplished and looks ahead at what is left to do.
Over the past 20 years, The American Journal of Managed Care has been a great addition to the literature on advanced care models and innovation in healthcare systems, said David Blumenthal, MD, president of The Commonwealth Fund.
Although Republicans have been considering a repeal and replace approach to fixing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Avik Roy, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, has his own plan.
Starting with a contract that works for both parties involved is the best way to ensure payers and providers will work together, said Craig Thiele, MD, chief medical officer of CareSource.
In order to really see quality improvement, it needs to be easier for physicians to access data and meet quality metrics, according to Lisa Hicks, MD, MSc.
Although the decision in King v. Burwell will not directly affect states that have set up their own health insurance exchanges, they could see some benefits, according to David Blumenthal, MD, chief executive officer of The Commonwealth Fund.
On March 4 the Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of King v. Burwell, which determines the fate of subsidies in the 34 federally facilitated marketplaces, and David Blumenthal, MD, chief executive officer of The Commonwealth Fund, outlined the potentially catastrophic effects if the Court were to side with the plaintiffs.
The goals of the new CMS Oncology Care Model align very nicely with what payers want, according to Ira M. Klein, MD, MBA, FACP, national medical director, clinical thought leadership, office of the chief medical officer, Aetna.