AJMC® in the Press, June 16, 2017

Coverage of our peer-reviewed research in the healthcare and mainstream press.

On Wednesday, the Accountable Care SmartBrief e-newsletter selected an article published in The American Journal of Accountable Care® for its Accountable Care Spotlight roundup. “Evolving Health Workforce Roles in Accountable Care Organizations” used interviews with clinical employees to characterize trends in health workforce roles, such as hiring new workers or expanding current workers’ roles. The researchers learned that most of the practices had focused their workplace transformation efforts on managing care for high-risk, high-cost patients.

Coverage by The American Journal of Managed Care® of the America’s Health Insurance Plans’ Institute & Expo was highlighted in the National Pharmaceutical Council’s daily e-newsletter on June 9. The article, “Embracing Value-Based Contracts for a Sustainable Healthcare System,” described a session that brought together executives from a health plan and an insurer to discuss new payment models. The speakers agreed that value-based agreements can be difficult to develop, but they represent a useful solution to encourage innovation.