American Patients First, the Trump Administration’s “blueprint to lower drug prices,” contains provisions with the potential for a “huge ripple effect” on the health care marketplace, according to Alex Jung, managing director in the Parthenon-EY practice of Ernst & Young LLP. Jung provided a policy perspective on American Patients First at The Alliance Annual Meeting on “Keeping A Lid on Specialty Rx Costs” held Sept. 11, 2018, at Monona Terrace.
Want to drop the total cost of care in your self-funded health benefit plan? One way to make a dramatic shift in both how much you’re paying and what you’re paying for is by implementing high-value primary care. The Alliance developed this infographic to help you quickly see the difference it can make.
If visits to the doctor’s office for preventive services are supposed to be covered at 100 percent, why do people sometimes later get a bill that shows a balance due and exposes them to copays or deductibles?
It strikes us that one of the ways to improve health and health care while lowering costs is to strengthen primary care. Primary care is the “routine care” delivered by clinicians who are trained in family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics.
Although we are in the relatively “quiet time” between partisan primaries and the November general election, we need your vote one more time to approve new Health Policy Resolutions for The Alliance. We promise no TV ads – just some emails and this brief blog post.
High-value care can help you pursue better outcomes for employees while reducing the total cost of care. So how do you tell if primary care is high value?