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.
The FDA today granted accelerated approval to olaparib, a poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, for treatment of advanced ovarian cancer in women with defected BRCA genes, along with a companion diagnostic test that marked the agency’s first approval of a laboratory developed test (LDT) under a premarket approval application.
Fresh off re-election, Governor Robert Bentley moved this week to name 6 groups to coordinate managed care in Medicaid, as part of a cost-saving strategy he launched in 2012. But the bigger news has been his reversal on expanding the program; as in other Southern states, hospitals have been pressing for the change to solve fiscal problems.
All medical illnesses have issues with nonadherence and part of the reason is because the American health system doesn’t provide the right education, support, and close follow-up needed to get the right medicine to the right person, Wayne Katon, MD, said.
Wayne Katon, MD, addresses the concern of overdiagnosis in mental health, which results in an overuse of drugs like Prozac for people with minor depression. He attributed the problem to the fact that primary care physicians have difficulty getting people into the therapy they need and have to result to medications.
Wayne Katon, MD, describes the collaborative care model being implemented in the state of Washington, which is largely rural outside of Seattle. They are using a team-based approach to improve outcomes of people with mental health disorders who are coming into primary care systems.