NAMCP: National Association of Managed Care Physicians Forum

What Do Physicians Really Think of Quality Metrics, and What's Needed to Drive Better Performance?

October 12, 2019

There’s a question as to whether these metrics actually translate into what’s actually driving quality care, explained Loren Meyer, MD, president of HCA Physician Services, during a session at the National Association of Managed Care Physicians 2019 Fall Managed Care Forum being held October 10-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Implementing Rapid and Effective ART Initiation to Successfully Manage HIV

October 11, 2019

Mary Montgomery, MD, associate physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, discussed emerging treatment strategies for managing HIV during a session at the National Association of Managed Care Physicians 2019 Fall Managed Care Forum, held October 10-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Navigating Challenges With Determining Value, Reimbursement of Genetic Testing

October 11, 2019

During a session at the National Association of Managed Care Physicians 2019 Fall Managed Care Forum being held October 10-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Kathryn Phillips, PhD, founding director of the University of California, San Francisco Center for Translational and Policy Research on Personalized Medicine (TRANSPERS), discussed the emergence and rise of genetic testing, the challenges of determining value and reimbursement, and what’s ahead for these tests.

Keeping Up With Changes in Medicaid

October 11, 2019

As of November 2018, Medicaid is the largest healthcare program in the United States, covering 1 in 5 Americans, and over two-thirds of beneficiaries are enrolled in private managed care plans. Alongside this trend are shifts in care delivery under Medicaid, as well as challenges and solutions being posed by value-based care models, all of which was discussed during a session at the National Association of Managed Care Physicians 2019 Fall Managed Care Forum being held October 10-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Leveraging an Integrated Population Health Model to Improve Costs, Quality, and Satisfaction

October 11, 2019

During a session on population health management at the National Association of Managed Care Physicians 2019 Fall Managed Care Forum, held October 10-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Cary Shames, DO, CHCQM, ABQAURP, vice president and chief medical officer, Sharp Health Plan, discussed using an integrated population health model to drive better quality and satisfaction of care while lowering costs.

Are Value-Based Models Helping or Hindering Care Delivery for Primary Care Providers?

October 11, 2019

Value-based models continue to enter the healthcare system, affecting a variety of fields, including primary care. And while success stories have been shared by payers and CMS touts these models as a way to “save” primary care, that's not the current reality, said Theresa Hush, chief executive officer of Roji Health Intelligence, LLC, during a session on population health management at the National Association of Managed Care Physicians 2019 Fall Managed Care Forum, held October 10-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Visualizing the Role of Social Determinants in Clinical Care

October 28, 2017

A simple model can help health systems incorporate the social determinants of health into their clinical programs, according to presenters at the National Association of Managed Care Physicians Fall Managed Care Forum 2017.

Innovative Strategies for Boosting Medication Adherence in the Real World

October 28, 2017

At a session during the National Association of Managed Care Physicians Fall Managed Care Forum 2017, speakers discussed how new approaches to encouraging medication adherence can help improve outcomes in patients with chronic diseases.

Measuring ACO Performance From the Health Plan and Provider Perspectives

October 28, 2017

David V. Axene, FSA, FCA, CERA, MAAA, outlined how more accurately measuring and evaluating the performance of accountable care organizations (ACOs) can help both health plans and providers succeed in their risk sharing contracts during a session at the National Association of Managed Care Physicians Fall Managed Care Forum 2017.

Expanding Options for Individualized Treatment of Advanced NSCLC

October 27, 2017

James R. Jett, MD, gave an overview of the advances in diagnosis and treatment of non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) during a session at the National Association of Managed Care Physicians Fall Managed Care Forum 2017.