When I saw Paying for the Thousand-Dollar Pill, an anti-Sovaldi op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, it brought back memories from my childhood when I toured the FBI headquarters in Washington, DC. The tour guide started off by showing us a wall with pictures of the 10 most wanted fugitives in the country and asked for our help in tracking them down.
||Ron Hammerle, Health Resources, Ltd.|
Walmart's potential impact on healthcare is far greater than creating more primary care clinics or becoming just another health plan.
||Andy Arends, Dell Services|
Lacking the expertise in-house and the time and money to seek outside help, many physicians have procrastinated on ICD-10 preparations. This an opportunity for both physicians and health plans to forge a collaborative relationship.
||Matt Whalen, McKesson Care Management|
Are we designing our population health management programs to serve the consumer in the year 2000 or today and beyond?
||Debbie R. Mabari|
Medicare plans are mid-way through the process of creating Annual Election Period (AEP) materials that are due to members by the end of September. At this stage of the game, tension is running high and time is running out.
||Mariza Hardin, Alere Health|
Not only are older Americans living longer than in past generations, they also have multiple health problems. If Medicare Advantage plans focus on effective engagement strategies that address these issues, they can improve member satisfaction and outcomes, scores for which are weighted three times more heavily than operation measures.
||Robert Laszewski, Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review|
Perhaps the biggest consumer problem Obamacare has is that the plans with high premiums even after the subsidy, big deductibles, and narrow networks are not attractive to working class and middle class families and individuals who don't qualify for the biggest tax credits.
||Tom Paul, chief consumer officer, UnitedHealthcare|
In recent years, there has been an incredible transformation in the healthcare industry, especially in the role of consumers. A decade ago, health plans worked with employers to manage almost all health benefit decisions, leaving consumers relatively unaware of the costs associated with their healthcare needs. Not so today.
||Sohil Goorha |
Though the deadline for complying with significant reforms of the Affordable Care Act has come and gone, payer organizations across the country are still adapting to the newfound complexities of their evolving industry.
With the first healthcare exchange open enrollment period concluded, savvy health plan marketers are spending much of their time and resources sifting through enrollment data hoping to gaint insights. However, this is a new world for plan providers, and most current marketing plans and sales strategies were developed for commercial and Medicare sales.