VIDEO: Joseph Antos, PhD, Talks About Current Challenges Facing Medicare Reform
Joseph Antos, PhD, Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Healthcare and Retirement Policy, American Enterprise Institute, says people need to accept and understand that Medicare will not pay for all healthcare expenses after the age of 65. It is necessary to realistically look at other payment alternatives.
This video was taken on September 10 at AHIP's 2012 Medicare and Medicaid Conference in Washington, DC.
In this video, Karen Ignagni, President and Chief Executive Officer, America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), addresses the importance of joining The American Journal of Managed Care’s Strategic Alliance Partner Program.
The American Journal of Managed Care editorial team will be covering the American Diabetes Associations (ADA) from June 21-25, 2013, in Chicago, IL. Make sure to sign up for our daily email blasts containing breaking news and multimedia interviews on our registration page, and check back here during the conference for all of our coverage!
In this session, Daniel Picchietti, MD, discussed changes to the diagnostic guidelines for restless legs syndrome/Willis-Ekbom disease published jointly by the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group and the National Institutes of Health.
The US healthcare system is in need of transformation. The United States spends more than any other industrial country on healthcare, yet regardless of demographics, life expectancy is shorter and the US population is less healthy compared with populations in other countries. Collaborative efforts and a focus on the “Triple Aim” will be key in improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare.
The PILL Service is a care transition program designed to support older adults with cognitive impairment and help them maintain independent function. This program, which has resulted in improved clinical and economic outcomes, is characterized by a team effort focusing on proactive medication review and patient-centered medication reconciliation.
Safe use of prescription drugs continues to be a key topic for discussion and education. As part of the 2013 Medication Safety Collaborative, this presentation provided a federal-, state-, and local-level overview of ways healthcare providers (physicians, prescribers, nurses, pharmacists) and individuals can take part in contributing to solutions.