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.
This week’s news that Aetna would be repaid $8.4 million after uncovering a questionable relationship between three clinics and a hospital has its roots in a well-known managed care reality: If you’re treated in a hospital setting, it costs more.
Evidence-Based Oncology, a news publication of The American Journal of Managed Care, this week published coverage from the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The regular issue of Evidence-Based Oncology, published with the ASCO special issue, features a statement on ASCO’s value initiative from Chief Medical Officer Richard L. Schilsky, MD.
Recent growth in health care spending for commercially insured individuals is due primarily to increases in prices for medical services, rather than increased use, according to a new study led by researchers at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, published today in the American Journal of Managed Care.
The race will feature a Republican turned Democrat against a one-time supporter of Medicaid expansion who now isn’t so sure. But this much is certain: in Florida’s race for governor, health care will take center stage, as former Gov. Charlie Crist tries to unseat incumbent Gov. Rick Scott.