Dennis Scanlon, PhD, Addresses the Importance of Payer/Provider Relationships
Dennis Scanlon, PhD, Professor of Health Policy and Administration, The Pennsylvania State University, says it is very important to bridge the gap between providers and payers in oncology management. Dr. Scanlon also says that there is a lot of variation in the cost and quality of care in oncology. The goal is to identify the appropriate payments for quality care.
This video was taken on November 16 at AJMC's Translating Evidence-Based Research Into Value-Based Decisions in Oncology.
In the twilight of his term of office, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is savoring the political fruits from a leap of faith made 15 months ago, when he spurned his Legislature and opted to expand Medicaid, citing a unique provision in Kentucky regulations. A year after the CMS visit, Beshear and his team are the subject of glowing reports, which describe how a commonwealth with a history of getting things wrong in healthcare has done just about everything right in Obamacare.
An innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials has been developed to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted drug delivery.
Bringing stakeholders together is the mission of AJMCLive, the meeting series of The American Journal of Managed Care. It’s reflected in the two keynote speakers for Patient-Centered Oncology Care on Nov. 14: a leader of physicians, Peter Yu, MD, the current president of ASCO; and a leader among payers, Burton VanderLaan, MD, FACP, medical director of Priority Health.