Interviews

Allison Brennan Outlines Concerns With a Faster Move to Risk for ACOs
December 06, 2018 – 
Pushing accountable care organizations (ACOs) to take on risk faster will likely result in ACOs that aren’t ready just dropping out of the program and could impact participation in value-based care, said Allison Brennan, MPP, senior vice president of government affairs for the National Association of ACOs.
Dr Jeff White on Nonopioid Alternatives for Pain Management
December 05, 2018 – 
There are a number of nonopioid options, as well as nondrug options, for pain management, explained Jeff White, PharmD, MS, staff vice president, Anthem.
New Blueprint Creates a Roadmap for Strengthening Complex Care in the US
December 03, 2018 – 
The Blueprint for Complex Care takes into account what work is already being done and outlines next steps to continue to change the way care is delivered to patients with complex health and social needs, said Teagan Kuruna, research writer at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers.
Dr Michael Kolodziej Discusses Concerns Around Paying for Innovative Treatments, Like CAR T
December 03, 2018 – 
While new therapies like chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, can have amazing results, the innovation of these treatments has outstripped the United States’ ability to pay for them, said Michael Kolodziej, MD, vice president and chief innovation officer at ADVI Health, Inc.
Dr Barbara McAneny Discusses Addressing Chronic Preventable Diseases and Social Determinants
December 01, 2018 – 
What happens outside of the physician’s office is important to a patient’s health and the American Medical Association (AMA) is working to extend the physician’s and better measure social risk factors in addition to medical ones, explained Barbara L. McAneny, MD, president of the AMA.
Giving Patients With Complex Health and Social Needs a Platform to Tell Their Stories
November 28, 2018 – 
The National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs gives patients who face barriers to care and in their everyday life a platform to tell their stories and a chance to meet others facing similar issues, said Maritza Gomez, program assistant for community engagement at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers. About a dozen consumer scholars will attend Putting Care at the Center, the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs' conference December 5-7 in Chicago.
The Putting Care at the Center Meeting Builds Community and Encourages Cross-Sector Collaboration
November 27, 2018 – 
The Putting Care at the Center meeting, which will be held December 5-7 in Chicago, Illinois, helps build a community among people who are working to improve care for patients with complex health needs so they can collaborate and share best practices, explained Victor Murray, director for care management initiatives at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers.
The Putting Care at the Center Meeting Improves Care for Complex Patients and Shares Best Practices
November 26, 2018 – 
The Putting Care at the Center meeting, being held December 5-7 in Chicago, Illinois, is the only meeting solely dedicated to sharing best learnings about delivering care to patients with complex health and social needs. People who attend the meeting will be able to meet others from around the country who are putting plans into action and attend panel discussions and workshops, explained Mavis Asiedu-Frimpong, director for national initiatives at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers.
Dr Barbara McAneny: Success in OCM Seems Like a "Random Event"
November 23, 2018 – 
Practices that had experience with the COME HOME community oncology medical home model didn’t perform any better in the Oncology Care Model (OCM) than other practices, explained Barbara L. McAneny, MD, president of the American Medical Association.
Lyn Fitzgerald Discusses How NCCN Defines and Assesses Value in Cancer Care
November 20, 2018 – 
In 2015, NCCN introduced the NCCN evidence blocks which is a tool that allowed for clinicians and patients to have a conversation about what is important to a patient’s individual value system, said Lyn Fitzgerald, senior vice president of US & Global Development at NCCN.
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