June 2018

Reporting on Quality Measures in Specialty Practices

May 25, 2018

Focus of the Week

Urologists, oncologists, or other specialty physicians should not be judged solely by the same quality measures used by internists when it comes to reporting quality data to CMS, most would agree. Qualified Clinical Data Registries can help with the data submission process and even with the creation of measures that CMS may use when looking at quality measurements specific to specialty areas.

ADA Issues Recommendations Designed to Fix Insulin Pricing, Accessibility Crisis

May 25, 2018


The American Diabetes Association (ADA) released a set of policy recommendations designed to spotlight the increasing difficulties patients with diabetes have affording insulin or gaining access to the life-saving medication. The recommendations follow the findings of a working group about the issue, the findings of which were presented to the Special Senate Committee on Aging earlier this month.

Value Assessments in the Age of Personalized Medicine May Require a Cultural Shift, Panel Says

May 23, 2018


On the closing day of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 23rd Annual International Meeting, in Baltimore, Maryland, stakeholders gathered to grapple with the role of value assessments in a healthcare landscape that is increasingly focused on the use of precision medicine in treating disease.

The Challenge of Addressing Low-Value Care Once It's Identified

March 19, 2018


Panelists discussed low-value care, unnecessary services, and what can be done to address overuse in healthcare during a panel at the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design’s (V-BID) annual V-BID Summit on March 14.

How Public Payers Are Adopting VBID Principles Despite Constraints

March 18, 2018


During a session on expanding the role of value-based insurance design (VBID) in public insurance at the University of Michigan V-BID Center’s annual V-BID Summit on March 14, panelists representing 3 different payers shared how they have seen value-based principles take hold in their plans and their predictions for the future.