VIDEO: Jan Berger, MD, MJ, Discusses Ways For Managed Care Organizations to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

"The problem is that incentives are still not aligned. Health plans need to align incentives so that hospitals are not losing and not being counterproductive of the goals they are striving for, says Jan Berger, MD, MJ, President & CEO, Health Intelligence Partners and Editor-in-Chief, The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits.

“Readmissions are an interesting area because if you think about it none of us want to be in the hospital, that’s just not a natural thing,” says Jan Berger, MD, MJ, President & CEO, Health Intelligence Partners and Editor-in-Chief, The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits.

"The problem is that incentives are still not aligned. Health plans need to align incentives so that hospitals are not losing and not being counterproductive of the goals they are striving for." Dr. Berger also states that the combinations of technology and human interaction are important to reduce admissions.

This video interview was performed on June 21, 2012, at the America's Health Insurance Plans Institute 2012 in Salt Lake City, UT.