Interviews

AJMCtv interviews let you catch up with experts on what's new and important about the changes in healthcare. Where else can a few minutes of your time give you insights from key decision makers - from the clinician, to the health plan leader, to the regulator? AJMCtv interviews give you the close-ups you might not get even if you make it to the conference. When every minute in your day matters, AJMCtv interviews keep you informed.

Having people from different parts of the diabetes care equation talking together at the 3rd Annual Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Meeting is what will move the industry forward, according to Robert A. Gabbay, MD, PhD, chief medical officer and senior vice president at Joslin Diabetes Center and the editor-in-chief of Evidence-Based Diabetes Management journal.
Evidence-Based Oncology is an important forum to have conversations that are needed in medicine today, said Joseph Alvarnas, MD, the new editor-in-chief of the journal.
Although Kentucky Gov Steve Beshear knew expanding Medicaid was the right thing to do, but he had to make sure it the right economic choice for the state, too, he explained.
Medical research tends to be very segmented, but The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) has played an important role over the last 20 years in sharing new techniques and findings in managed care, said Margaret E. O'Kane, MHA, presdeitn of the National Committee on Quality Assurance.
The American Journal of Managed Care may be celebrating 20 years of publication, but Karen Ignagni, president and chief executive officer of America's Health Insurance Plans, is looking forward to many more.
Medicare Advantage has the potential to be the most powerful part of the solution for American healthcare, but the government needs to create reimbursement stability in order for that to happen, said Kent Thiry, chief executive officer of DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc.
The biggest problem with corporate wellness programs is that they are not as effective as they are claimed they will be, according Austin Frakt, PhD, health economist and researcher and the primary author of The Incidental Economist.
HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell's announcement that CMS would move to value-based payments was a nail in the coffin for those skeptics who believed the push for value contracting would pass, according to Joseph Gifford, MD, chief executive of the Providence-Swedish Health Alliance.

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