Debora Sternaman, PharmD, Discusses the Health Insurance Marketplace
Debora Sternaman, PharmD, the director of commercial formulary services at Catamaran in Georgetown, TX discusses the Health Insurance Marketplace and how the new model offers a different experience from the current managed care structure.
This video was taken at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy's 25th Annual Meeting & Expo in San Diego, CA, on April 3, 2013.
For more than 70 years, standard care for those addicted to alcohol or drugs has called for the afflicted person to abstain from the substance completely, and to become immersed in a community of fellow sufferers for support. This is particularly true in the early months, when the “phenomenon of craving” remains acute.
Building trust, or a “therapeutic alliance,” between the therapist and patient with personality disorder is needed to help the patient work through core beliefs of worthlessness and unlovability that affect behavior, according to Judith S. Beck, PhD, who was the featured speaker Saturday at the US Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress, being held in Orlando, Florida.
If psychiatrists and other mental health professionals don’t actively measure their effectiveness, they typically don’t know things have gone awry until it’s too late, said Mark Zimmerman, MD, director of Outpatient Psychiatry and the Partial Hospital Program at Rhode Island Hospital.
One of the most vexing problems in managed care is the lack of pricing transparency: patients can't act like consumers when they don't have information on what they are buying. This week, the need for healthcare pricing transparency took center stage in several places.
Health information technology presents an exciting opportunity for researchers interested in applied work, according to Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.