The likelihood that employers will stop offering insurance coverage and dump employees onto health exchange is a hot topic because the Affordable Care Act makes that much more possible. Will companies actually take this step? Many experts do not see it happening. Still, it’s best to be prepared.
Saving health care dollars requires information, and health plans are developing estimators to provide it. After all, there are increasingly more care options to choose from. But remember physician buy-in? Mostly, we are still waiting. Make sure that doctors are in the loop.
Behavioral health plans are using cheek swabs to help choose the drugs that will work best for certain individuals. The tests should improve the effectiveness of prescribing, but many psychiatrists are skeptical. They think more research needs to be done before widespread adoption in mental health clinics.