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Technology continues to play a prominent role in the evolution of health care delivery but it comes with its own batch of challenges. What happens when systems are based on faulty programming, inaccurate data, or algorithmic calculations include biases?
First Report Managed Care
As the push to deliver increasingly higher quality care at lower costs continues to be of the utmost importance, stakeholders and providers are implementing and testing a number of models to see what suits their patient population best.
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As candidates continue to debate health care, our experts took a look beyond the rhetoric and main talking points of five of the leading democratic contenders to analyze what they are—and potentially are not—telling payers, providers, and patients.
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Jake Frenz, CEO and founder of SmithRx, outlines his health care vision through the prism of his growing start-up, breaking down what is wrong with the traditional way of managing the pharmacy benefit, and explains how he and his company are shaking things up.
First Report Managed Care
The IRS, with input from HHS, expands list of preventive care options for HSA participants with high deductible health plans; our experts offer insights, predict the level of adoption, and address potential downsides.
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Pharmaceutical developments are not keeping pace with mutations in antibiotics; and, while international stakeholders recognize the severity of antimicrobial resistance, new breakthroughs in technology are needed to combat this threat.
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Many are clamoring for Medicare for All, so the Democratic presidential candidates have jumped on the bandwagon—or so it seems. Our panelists look beyond the headlines and analyze what is really being said, and what changes will come if a Democrat prevails in 2020.
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The Senate Finance Committee recently examined the complicated role pharmacy benefit managers play in the pricing of pharmaceuticals. Six prominent themes emerged. First Report Managed Care consulted with a panel of experts to assess the impact.
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Donald Rucker, MD, discusses progress in the areas of interoperability, reducing provider burden, and giving patients more control of their health data, as well as suggests how managed care stakeholders can position themselves for success as the health care app economy expands.
First Report Managed Care
In early 2018, the US Department of Labor proposed a rule that would alter the regulation of association health plans. Now, one year after our original February 2018 analysis of the deregulation, we turn to our panel of experts to gain insight on the emerging trends, whether initial concerns came…
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