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Panel: COVID-19 Presents Opportunity to Reform Health Care Payment, Delivery

Panel: COVID-19 Presents Opportunity to Reform Health Care Payment, Delivery

February 17th 2021, 10:15pm

AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference

During a 2021 AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference session, members of The Commonwealth Fund Task Force on Payment and Delivery System Reform discussed policy recommendations aimed at preparing the United States for future pandemics and addressing care inequities brought to light by the coronavirus disease 2019 crisis.

Dr Sachin Jain Discusses Data's Role in Monitoring Value-Based Payment Models

Dr Sachin Jain Discusses Data's Role in Monitoring Value-Based Payment Models

February 17th 2021, 9:00pm

AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference

Sachin Jain, MD, MBA, FACP, president and CEO at SCAN Group and SCAN Health Plan, discusses how data can help ensure that vulnerable populations aren't harmed by value-based payment models.

Regional Payers Outline Challenges, Successes of Telehealth Implementation

Regional Payers Outline Challenges, Successes of Telehealth Implementation

February 17th 2021, 5:56pm

AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference

In a panel at the 2021 AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference, representatives from 3 community health plans across the United States discussed how payers are driving telehealth access and utilization in the wake of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

Kathleen Sebelius Reflects on the ACA, Potential for Biden Health Reforms

Kathleen Sebelius Reflects on the ACA, Potential for Biden Health Reforms

February 16th 2021, 11:08pm

AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference

Former HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Sachin Jain, MD, MBA, CEO of SCAN Group and Health Plan, took time to reflect on the advent of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and examine the Biden administration’s opportunity to enact influential health policy on the first day of the 2021 AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference.

Dr Marcella Nunez-Smith: Accurate Data Are Needed to Improve Health Disparities

Dr Marcella Nunez-Smith: Accurate Data Are Needed to Improve Health Disparities

February 16th 2021, 6:08pm

AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference

Kicking off the 2021 AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference, Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, stressed the important role that accurate data play in the effort to prioritize health equity during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

In Drug Pricing, PBMs Called the “Arsonist and the Firefighter in One”

In Drug Pricing, PBMs Called the “Arsonist and the Firefighter in One”

December 16th 2020, 5:00am

Patient-Centered Oncology Care

Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), once just administrators created to ease claims processing, have grown to a position of power that comes with conflicts of interest aplenty, said a panel at Patient-Centered Oncology Care® 2020.

How Education, Access Can Optimize Value-Based Cancer Care Delivery

How Education, Access Can Optimize Value-Based Cancer Care Delivery

December 16th 2020, 5:00am

Patient-Centered Oncology Care

Harlan Levine, MD, highlighted the chasm present in oncology today during his talk during this year’s Patient-Centered Oncology Care® 2020 conference.

As Practices Await OCF Details, the Question of How to Factor in COVID-19 Emerges

As Practices Await OCF Details, the Question of How to Factor in COVID-19 Emerges

December 16th 2020, 5:00am

Patient-Centered Oncology Care

A panel at Patient-Centered Oncology Care® 2020 discussed the challenges of a pandemic as oncology practice transformation initiatives continue on.

Should All Breast Cancer Patients Receive Genetic Testing?

Should All Breast Cancer Patients Receive Genetic Testing?

December 11th 2020, 8:30pm

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

Recent years have seen calls for genetic testing for all patients with breast cancer. A session at the 2020 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium reviewed the evidence for, and against, such testing.

Dr Hope Rugo on the Importance of a Potential Oral Paclitaxel Option in Metastatic Breast Cancer

Dr Hope Rugo on the Importance of a Potential Oral Paclitaxel Option in Metastatic Breast Cancer

December 11th 2020, 5:00pm

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

Hope Rugo, MD, director of Breast Oncology and Clinical Trials Education at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the benefits of oral paclitaxel in metastatic breast cancer.