Hospitals & Providers Strategy Insurers benefit from getting on board with Cancer MoonShot 2020 October 29, 2016 By Karen Appold Drugs will be provided to health plan members on clinical trials free of charge. Insurer: No more prior auths for opioid addiction meds October 28, 2016 By Tracey Walker As part of efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, Cigna removes prior authorization from medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. Fed up providers pursue provider-sponsored health plans October 27, 2016 By Aubrey Westgate A recent survey suggests suggest a lack of access to appropriate commercial payer arrangements is causing health systems to explore alternatives. New cancer care approach: Highmark’s cancer collaborative October 24, 2016 By Rachael Zimlich RN Cancer care has made great strides in the U.S., but effective care is still too expensive and inaccessible for many Americans. Now, payers and providers at Highmark, Allegheny Health Network and Johns Hopkins are launching a new model that could change cancer collaboration. Four ways the genomic data commons will advance cancer care October 20, 2016 By Donna Marbury A new cancer database, the Genomic Data Commons, aims to make research more accessible Payers Can Help with the Joy of Medicine Payers have a direct interest in preserving independent physician practices and
helping all physicians regain the Joy of Medicine. Are ACA’s cost-sharing reduction plans effective? October 17, 2016 By Tracey Walker A new Commonwealth Fund study explores cost-sharing reduction plans and marketplace coverage. Four ways clinical decision support can improve outcomes October 14, 2016 By Keren Ofri MD The advantages of using an advanced clinical decision support system fall into four general “reducing” categories. Here they are. Health policy experts predict election outcome, healthcare changes October 06, 2016 By Aubrey Westgate While healthcare has flown under the radar for much of this election season, it’s a topic that was not ignored at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Nexus in National Harbor, Maryland. Clinton lays out healthcare plan in NEJM; Trump opts out October 05, 2016 By Tracey Walker Understanding both candidates proposals can help executives make informed decisions.