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Patricia Salber, MD, MBA, of The Doctor Weighs In, doesn’t believe the healthcare industry will become anything like that of the retail or travel industry, as healthcare is very complicated and consumers may not always be making their own decisions, especially in cases where patients are seeking hospital treatment.
Payment reform in the United States is moving quickly, but there are still a lot of unknowns among providers. Meetings like the ACO & Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition help accountable care organizations (ACOs) and providers share best practices and figure out how to succeed, said Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, director of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and keynote speaker at the ACO Coalition's fall meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 20-21. Learn more about the meeting and register.
Ideally, the healthcare industry needs to be more consumer driven, so that solutions and programs are built with the patient in mind, said Jay Sheehy, senior vice president of product innovation at EmblemHealth.
Large insurers reducing their involvement in the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchanges doesn't necessarily indicate failure, but success is not guaranteed, said Michael E. Chernew, PhD.
Marilyn Tavenner, president and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), explains some of the biggest transitions she faced in moving from the public sector of working with HHS to the private sector of now working with AHIP.
Not only are patients with prediabetes benefiting from Omada Health’s Prevent program, Omada benefits as well by learning from the enrolled patients about how to better serve the Medicaid population, Mike Payne, MBA, MSci, chief healthcare development officer at Omada Health.
Encouraging the use of generics is only one of the ways to manage the rising costs of medications, according to Karen Ignagni, president and CEO of EmblemHealth. Data and system transparency will also help both the patients and the payers better understand this growing trend.
Marilyn Tavenner, president and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans, believes that while the tone of this year’s presidential election race has been interesting, the discussion among the candidates regarding issues of healthcare and coverage have generally been the same as elections in years past.
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