Spotlighting Top Health Care Issues to Monitor in 2021

January 25th 2021, 10:04pm


Several factors will have a significant impact in the health care industry in 2021, such as management of disparities in vaccine administration and greater investment in telehealth, said Gurpreet Singh, MBA, US Health Services Leader at PwC.

Medical Claim Denial Rates Rising, Highest in Initial COVID-19 Hotspots

January 21st 2021, 4:41pm


Findings of the Change Healthcare 2020 Revenue Cycle Denials Index indicate that since the onset of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, medical claim denials have risen 11% nationwide, with the most denial rates found in regions with the highest first wave of outbreaks.

Addressing Health Insurance Consumer Behavior in 2020, Potential Trends to Watch in 2021

January 15th 2021, 4:00pm


Based on US health insurance consumer behavior reported in the eHealth Insights: 2020 Retrospective report, notable trends of the past year to watch for in 2021 include the popularity of $0 premium Medicare Advantage plans, the rise of telemedicine, and potential hesitancy against taking a vaccine for coronavirus disease 2019.

How COVID-19 May Drive Changes in Health Care Delivery, Investment in Value-Based Care

January 13th 2021, 8:25pm


As coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to drive significant change in health care delivery, physician leaders affiliated with the Council for Accountable Physician Practices have worked to increase investment in strategies to address disparities in care exacerbated by the pandemic, such as value-based care and telemedicine.

Contributor: Internal Communication and How It Affects Engagement

January 8th 2021, 2:00pm


Dr Richard Shinto on Managing Disparities in Health Care Services Amid the Pandemic

January 6th 2021, 2:28pm


Despite limited resources to combat the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, collaborative efforts among the government, health plans, and providers in Puerto Rico exemplify how care can be better optimized in communities in the United States impacted by disparities in health care services.

Contributor: 3 Ways Health Plans Can Leverage Natural Language Processing Technology

December 30th 2020, 1:00pm


Robert Baird, RN, MSA, on Direct Contracting for Smaller Employers

December 28th 2020, 1:30pm


Robert Baird, RN, MSA, president of the National Cancer Treatment Alliance, discusses ways that employers of all sizes can pursue direct contracting with health care providers.

Top 5 Most-Read Employer Articles of 2020

December 24th 2020, 2:00pm


The top 5 most-read employer stories of 2020 on AJMC.com focused primarily on the role of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic on several issues affecting the workplace, including adverse mental health outcomes, leave-related concerns, and the rise of virtual care.

Employers: Innovators and Partners in the Delivery of More Effective and Equitable Cancer Care

December 24th 2020, 11:00am


Employers have the focus, innovative mindset, analytical tools, and drive to partner effectively with innovative cancer care entities to bring better care to their respective members.