Peter Bach, MD, MAPP, Talks About Improving Quality in Cancer Care
Peter B. Bach, MD, MAPP, Director, Center for Health Policy and Outcomes, Attending Physician, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, states that any organizational change that shifts payment and risk to providers will improve quality. Dr. Bach says that quality can be improved if providers seek to manage costs in a way that promotes high-quality care while making decisions based on evidence and pathways.
This video was taken on November 16 at AJMC's Translating Evidence-Based Research Into Value-Based Decisions in Oncology.
A study just published in The American Journal of Managed Care examined how benefit design differences affected seniors who received prescription coverage through Medicare Advantage compared with a stand-alone Medicare drug plan. The review showed that integrating drug coverage with medical care resulted in fewer barriers to name-brand drugs, with lower copayments.
A team of researchers published data Tuesday in the American Journal of Managed Care showing that prior authorization policies in Medicaid programs have significantly higher rates of severe mental illness in their prison populations.
Not every patient responds the same way to the same treatment, yet healthcare is moving toward a system based on population health. How can researchers, health plans, and providers respond? This month in The American Journal of Managed Care, Jennifer S. Graff, PharmD, and co-authors call for an approach that identifies when differences in patient responses are mostly like to matter, and offering greater flexibility when the patient’s health is most at stake.