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.
Paul Ginsburg, PhD, President, Center for Studying Health System Change, says that consolidation plays a role in healthcare costs regarding the shift in hospital and provider market power.
Rebecca P. Snead, RPh, the executive vice president and CEO of the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations discusses the current movement towards pharmacist provider status, and elaborates on the challenges and opportunities encountered.
In this video, Vandana Abramson, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, discusses the various strategies utilized in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer.
Jacques Sokolov, MD, chairman and CEO, SSB Solutions Inc, says CIOs and ACOs are the foundation for many value-based products.
Patrick Gleason, PharmD, Director of Health Outcomes, Prime Therapeutics, says benefit design trends in specialty pharmacy show that the preferred specialty tier is generally a cost share of around one hundred dollars for a 30-day supply.
Renee Rayburg, RPh, Manager Clinical Pharmacy, OptumInsight, states that if providers narrowly focus on the traditional top down approach in specialty drug management they may miss out on opportunities for additional cost savings.
Christine Solberg Strahl, PharmD, Specialty Pharmacy Program Manager, HealthPartners, says that by managing specialty drugs before utilization patterns are established there is less member and provider dissatisfaction.