Managed Care Minute: January 31, 2015

A one-minute look back at the week of January 26, 2015, in managed care, including anticipated moves from volume-based to value-based payments and expected push back on cancer drug costs.

This week HHS announced goals and a timeline for shifting Medicare payments from volume to value. Shortly after, a new task force of payers and providers formed to facilitate the transition away from fee-for-service payments.

Novartis reported that it expects payers will begin to push back against cancer drug therapy costs.

And lastly, the Joslin Diabetes Center is partnering with The American Journal of Managed Care to bring to life Patient-Centered Diabetes Care in Boston, Massachusetts, April 16-17.