Rebecca P. Snead, RPh, Discusses the Current Movement Toward Pharmacist Provider Status
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.
This video was taken at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy's 25th Annual Meeting & Expo in San Diego, CA, on April 4, 2013.
From Medicaid providers that are regulated as insurers alongside managed care organizations, as happens in Mississippi, to “enhanced medical homes,” which are found in Colorado, the variety that exists in healthcare delivery across the states has adapted to reflect the shift to accountable care, according to an author writing for the American Journal of Public Health.
Panelists discussed the price of pharmaceuticals and controlling the cost of care at the 64th Annual Roy A. Bowers Pharmaceutical Conference: A Measured Approach—Health Care Delivery and Transformation in a Metric Driven World, held by Rutgers University.
From the youngest patients to the oldest, the Affordable Care Act’s promise that care will be provided despite pre-existing conditions is bumping against the challenge of keeping costs in check. From around the country come reports of pushback, which evoke the 1990s stories of managed care’s debut: limited choice.
The era of accountable care and pay for performance is here, and physicians will have to embrace these novel reimbursement models. In a plenary session, Rubin Cohen, MD, FCCP, a member of the American College of Chest Physician’s quality improvement committee, discussed the relationship between quality improvement and outcomes.
During a plenary session at the American College of Chest Physicians’ CHEST meeting in Austin, Texas, Edgar Jimenez, MD, FCCM, vice president of critical care integration at Baylor Scott and White Health in Central Texas, discussed how to prepare for Ebola in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) setting. Dr Jimenez began by introducing the session as a way to answer questions and to provide hospital ICU staff with key considerations for Ebola preparation in the United States.