Robert Baird on the Benefits of Direct Contracting for Employers

December 22nd 2020, 9:45pm


Robert Baird, RN, MSA, president of the National Cancer Treatment Alliance, discusses potential issues employers can avoid by direct contracting with providers.

Dr Milena Murray on How Insurance Status Plays Into Uptake of Care for HIV

December 13th 2020, 1:00pm


Insurance status can influence an individual’s ability to access care, stated Milena Murray, PharmD, MSc, BCIDP, AAHIVP, associate professor at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy.

US Ranks Worst in Maternal Care, Mortality Compared With 10 Other Developed Nations

December 3rd 2020, 5:08pm


Among 11 developed countries, the United States has the highest maternal mortality rate, a relative undersupply of maternity care providers, and no guaranteed access to provider home visits or paid parental leave in the postpartum period, a recent report from The Commonwealth Fund concluded.

Insurance Expansion Reduced Asthma Emergencies in New York City

November 17th 2020, 2:15pm


Expansion of insurance coverage due to the Affordable Care Act led to a reduction in the use of emergency services for patients with asthma in New York City.

Dr Megan Althoff on the Difficulties Deciding Between Biologics for Patients With Severe Asthma

October 21st 2020, 5:30pm


Challenges remain, in light of new guidelines, when making treatment decisions for patients with severe asthma, noted Megan Althoff, MD, PhD, second year fellow, University of Colorado, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine.

How a Supreme Court Vacancy Can Shape the Fate of the ACA, Reproductive Rights

September 22nd 2020, 2:34pm


The passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has thrown an already contentious election season into greater limbo, as her death and potential replacement could result in substantial changes to the future of the Affordable Care Act and women’s reproductive rights.

How Can the COVID-19 Pandemic Enhance Value-Based Health Care Delivery?

August 12th 2020, 5:15pm


Given the constraints prevalent post-COVID-19, Dr Mark Fendrick, director of the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design, stresses that it is now more important than ever for the health care industry to prioritize payment reform, value-based benefit design, and novel policy initiatives.

Can a Community-Based Care Management Program Reduce Costs, Visits Among Medicaid Enrollees?

August 6th 2020, 1:00pm


Krisda H. Chaiyachati, MD, MPH, MSHP, discusses the study he co-wrote entitled “Economic Outcomes of Insurer-Led Care Management for High-Cost Medicaid Patients.”

Trump Signs 4 Executive Orders in Effort to Carry Out Promise to Lower Drug Prices

July 25th 2020, 1:15am


The orders President Trump signed Friday include a deadline for the pharmaceutical industry to come up with their own plan by August 24 to lower prices.

What We're Reading: Vaccine Distribution Agreement Announced; Virus Deaths Surge Again; Medicare Insolvency Predicted

July 22nd 2020, 6:22pm


The US government partners with biotech giants Pfizer and BioNTech to distribute a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine; the COVID-19 death record continues to be broken; could Medicare be in financial trouble?