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A recent study shows that value-based insurance desig reduces consumer cost-sharing for clinically indicated medications and increases adherence without changing total spending.
There's a growing number of providers committed to delivering high-value care & a group of purchasers willing to go around traditional arrangements to access it.
The Medicare Donut Hole coverage gap is present in most Medicare plans but it has been getting smaller in recent years. Here's what to expect in 2019.
The transformation of U.S. healthcare revolves around that marvelous little computer in our pockets: the smartphone. Add in sensors, analytics, AI, the IoT, & telemedicine & you can see how we can create a healthcare system that is at once more personalized, people-centric, & efficient than our current model of care.
New health insurance policies that deny coverage for emergency care after patients have already been seen and evaluated means that they will have to determine for themselves whether their symptoms are an emergency or be at risk for large bills. Keep in mind that it's hard to do even if you are a doctor.
Standing desks are being promoted as good for your health, but too much standing can have negative health consequences as well.
Sticker shock contributes to 30% of prescriptions being abandoned or not picked up at all. PBM fees, chain pharmacy clout, and rebates all contribute to a lack of transparency and unnecessarily high drug prices.
Regardless if a person has private, public or combination health insurance coverage, to get the most from purchased benefits, chronic disease patients must implement three important P's to get through the inevitable and unavoidable paperwork: Patience, Persistence, and Politeness.
In an increasingly self-serve society, healthcare organizations must offer sophisticated patient portals and patient engagement technologies in order to bring value to patients and efficiencies to their organizations.
In order to learn what's behind the recent efforts to shake up healthcare (CVS-Aetna merger & the Amazon, JP Morgan Berkshire Hathaway joint venture), Pat Salber, MD, MBA turned to Rita Numerof, Ph.D, President of Numerof & Associates, to find out what she thinks are the underlying factors for these huge changes.
American Cancer Society statistics show that the death rate from cancer has declined over the last 2 decades and dropped another 1.7% last year. There's also been a 2% decline in new cancer diagnoses in the last decade for men, but not for women. Otis Brawley, MD, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer for the ACS describes what's behind these stats.
Don Berwick, former head of CMS joins Pat Salber (@docweighsin) to talk about health reform with a focus on single-payer. Can we get there in the U.S.?