Robert W. Dubois, MD, PhD, Describes the Initial Expectations of Accountable Care Organizations
Robert W. Dubois, MD, PhD, the chief science officer of the National Pharmaceutical Council discusses the initial expectations of implementing accountable care organizations (ACOs) and how those expectations have evolved over time.
This video was taken at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy's 25th Annual Meeting & Expo in San Diego, CA, on April 4, 2013.
Attendees at the ACO and Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition meeting held October 16-17, 2014, in Miami, Fla., gained insights to help physicians and accountable care organizations achieve the “triple aim” of better population health, greater patient satisfaction, and lower costs. This initiative of The American Journal of Managed Care has now attracted more than 120 members.
Myriad Genetics, Inc., announced today that the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) that has jurisdiction over most molecular diagnostic tests has issued its draft notice on how Medicare will provide reimbursement for Prolaris, a test that Myriad has developed to guide treatment decisions in prostate cancer.
Funding is an obvious issue facing Medicaid right now, but another is the changing demographic, J. Mario Molina, MD, president and chief executive officer of Molina Healthcare, said at the America’s Health Insurance Plans’ National Conferences on Medicare and Medicaid, and Dual Eligibles Summit.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services wants hospitals to find ways to keep patients from returning to the hospital, and the agency has created rewards and punishments in pursuit of this goal. A study in The American Journal of Managed Care is just one of a pair of recent clinical trials that finds readmissions may be beyond some hospitals’ control, and policymakers might need to rethink their approach.
A blog published by The Commonwealth Fund points to digital technology glitches being responsible for slower policy adoption by several state exchanges. But states are fixing their technology glitches and also setting examples for other states to follow, say the authors.