“It’s 907 pages long, with 70,000 pages of regulations — and it’s not done!” says health care lawyer Craig Garner. Here are some of the main stumbling blocks, and suggestions for how to avoid them. Meanwhile, the clock is running; full implementation approaches.
The director of the newly established Johns Hopkins Center for Population Health Information Technology talks about his efforts to bring more accountability into the system. He believes that information technology can help create outcomes measurements that are more detailed.
Many health plans have long encouraged this move even before the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force made its recent ruling. However, the mandate lacks specificity regarding how often not-at-risk patients should be screened. Also, physician buy-in is crucial.
Details may vary according to the characteristics of the providers, but there is a general framework
Some insurers and PBMs are experimenting with a pragmatic approach to covering testing
Lora M. Pellegrini
A special panel hopes to push providers toward a global payment system that focuses more on outcomes
A summary of ECRI Institute’s Emerging Technology Evidence Report
Studies suggest that U.S. physicians are hesitant to put patients on insulin therapy, but these pens may offer value by improving control
With a third oral therapy for multiple sclerosis, clinicians now have more choices to manage the devastating symptoms of the disease