Tag Archives: value-based

Highmark’s Strategy to Contain Drug Costs Includes an Increasing Number of Outcome-Based Contracts

Pharmaceutical manufacturers and payers have developed a number of agreements under which reimbursement is contingent on specific outcomes over the last few years

EVERSANA Integration Supports Patient-Centered Care

EVERSANA, while being formed, realized that its customers needed patient-centered, value-based care

Insights Into Managing Health Benefits In This Era of Change

The healthcare marketplace is undergoing fast-paced changes fueled by political and regulatory events, medical, pharmaceutical and technology advancements, consumerism, and growing payer engagement in value-based reimbursement and contracting.

Trusts, Busting (Telehealth and Rx Blooming?)

Last week, the Social Security and Medicare boards of trustees released their annual financial forecasts, and media reports predictably led with their scariest interpretation of those forecasts: “Hospital fund set to run out by 2026” read one typical headline. The trustees have a long-established track record of, well, let’s call it “conservative” forecasting, and nothing […]

AetnaCare Boosted by Merck Collaboration

AetnaCare Boosted by Merck Collaboration: Aetna has announced AetnaCare℠, a new program designed to offer members an integrated care plan so they have the knowledge, motivation and confidence to manage their own health. Over 40% of Aetna’s medical spend currently runs through some form of value-based care model today and the company is developing programs like […]