VIDEO: Robert Frantz, MD, FACC, Discusses Costs Associated With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Robert Frantz, MD, FACC, Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic, Mayo Clinic, says that the issue of cost is an important factor in treating patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Dr Frantz also says that patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension who contract a blood stream infection will most likely require costly hospitalization and run the risk of other health issues.
This video was taken on Sunday, October 21 at the CHEST 2012 conference in Atlanta, GA.
Jeff Goldsmith, PhD, President, Health Futures, Inc, Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia, says that the biggest barrier that accountable care organizations (ACOs) face is the lack of collaboration between physician communities and hospitals.
Highlights from The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy's 25th Meeting & Expo, which took place on April 2–5, 2013, in San Diego, CA, are available in a newsletter published by The American Journal of Managed Care.