With the fast moving, ever-changing landscape of healthcare today, the mission of AJMC TV is to inform payers, clinical decision makers, and policy makers through brief video interviews providing the most recent and important information. Interviews with managed care professionals discussing breaking news on healthcare policy, study data, payer/provider relationships, and innovative payment models will be posted regularly. We hope you find these interviews informative, and encourage you to contribute comments to continue the discussion with your colleagues on these important managed care topics.
Richard Umdenstock, president and chief executive officer, American Hospital Association (AHA), says hospitals have been preparing themselves for the influx of newly insured since 2010.
Ora Pescovitz, MD, CEO of the Michigan Health System, says that academic medical centers like those at the University of Michigan are among those in the lead with patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) and accountable care organizations (ACOs).
Toby Cosgrove, MD, president and CEO, The Cleveland Clinic, says the Clinic has been moving toward patient-centered care for almost a decade.
The American Journal of Managed Care recently sat with Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), as she discussed CMS’s role in the new, evolving healthcare landscape. This special AJMCtv interview highlights just some of the initiatives CMS has implemented, as well as some of the challenges that remain for the organization.
Margaret K. Pasquale, PhD, principal researcher, Comprehensive Health Insights at Humana, says Humana’s predictive model of opioid abuse suggests that there are a few factors that might lend people to be at high risk for opioid abuse
Patricia Coyle, MD, director, MS Comprehensive Care Center, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, professor and vice chair of clinical affairs, Department of Neurology, SUNY at Stony Brook, says that prognostically, the earlier you treat multiple sclerosis the better.
Katherine Baicker, PhD, professor of health economics, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, says that Medicare Advantage Plans still hold promise to deliver high-value, better-tailored care to beneficiaries.