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First Report Managed Care
In the wake of the recent massive out-of-court settlement by a maker and three distributors of opioids, experts weigh in on the role managed care stakeholders should play at this critical juncture.
First Report Managed Care
A recent analysis estimates current levels of wasteful spending in the US health care system and suggests there are opportunities to intervene and save. Experts point to shared decision-making as one tool that could help address waste factors such as overtreatment and low-value care without…
First Report Managed Care
Several states are pursuing alternative payment models for prescription drugs to curb spending and address public health crises, but experts say these new strategies face a variety of challenges on their way to implementation.
First Report Managed Care
As politics continue to play an ever-present role in the future of health care, providers, patients, plans, and other professionals are looking for ways to improve care quality and build meaningful, successful connections among their care teams; this is where humanism and compassion have a role to…
First Report Managed Care
As health care costs in the United States continue to climb, strategies to shift the direction of health care delivery to ensure better quality at lower cost remain front and center of the health care debate.
First Report Managed Care
Electronic health records have been blamed as a significant source of physician frustration and even burnout. Is it possible for managed care leaders to turn this technology from a burden to a boon?
First Report Managed Care
The June MEDPAC report outlines areas where improvement is needed, emphasizing the importance of Medicare beneficiaries’ access to primary care and increasing incentive for medical students to choose primary care as a career choice.
First Report Managed Care
Recent trials of GLP-1 receptor agonists and SGLT2 inhibitors have shown these drug classes could reduce or prevent cardiovascular and renal disease, improving outcomes despite their high cost.
First Report Managed Care
Former VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, talks about his accomplishments since leaving government work, his vision of the VA as a care coordinator, and where he thinks the US health system is headed.
First Report Managed Care
Experts discuss the complications of drug pricing transparency, focusing on the rule requiring drug manufacturers to disclose list prices in TV advertisements, which has since been blocked by a federal judge.
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