Jacques Sokolov, MD, Discusses the Impact of ACOs on Value-Based Products
Jacques Sokolov, MD, chairman and CEO, SSB Solutions Inc, says CIOs and ACOs are the foundation for many value-based products. Both organizations allow for revenue streams above and beyond the fee-for-service to be passed along to physicians and hospitals that would not otherwise be possible. For payers, Dr Sokolov says shared savings programs and bundled payment methods appear to hold the largest promise in relationship to achieving both a clinical excellence and economic rationality.
This video was taken on May 2, 2013, at the NAMCP Spring Managed Care Forum in Orlando, FL.
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.