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April 11, 2016

Today's Featured Story

Value-Based Care Is Not Going Away, so ‘Start Preparing’ Now
Reprinted from AIS's Value-Based Care News

While challenges exist with transitioning to a value-based care approach from fee-for-service, collaboration among insurers, physicians and technology companies can help make the move easier. That was one of the messages during a Feb. 18 webinar titled Succeeding in Value-based Care: The Practice, Payer and Technology Approach and sponsored by Flatiron Health.... Read Full Story


Quote of the Day

“I was looking at [cancer] patients who were having to decide whether to buy food or pay a copay. New Mexico is a poor state — a lot of people who live way below the poverty line. Cancer patients are two times as likely as other patients to go bankrupt.... Every time a [cancer] patient ends up in the hospital [which is 32% to 53% of the time they go to an ER], their quality of life permanently goes down....The hospitals hate our guts. If you have complications from cancer, a trip to the ER could save your life. But the best way to prevent readmissions is to prevent admissions.”

— Barbara McAneny, M.D., a radiation oncologist and CEO of New Mexico Cancer Center in Albuquerque, N.M., told attendees at a recent National Value-Based Payment Summit in San Francisco sponsored by Global Health Care, LLC.

Click here to read the AIS's VALUE-BASED CARE NEWS article in which this quote appeared — "Oncologists See Barriers to Value-Based Payment Systems" (Free for VBC subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers)


Today's Datapoint

16.3% ... of Express Scripts’ total 2015 sales, or roughly $16.6 billion, were made to Anthem, Inc., which is suing the PBM, according to estimates from Fitch Ratings.

Click here to read THE AIS REPORT ON BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD PLANS* article in which this datapoint appeared — "Anthem Sues Express Scripts Over Drug Prices " (Free for THE AIS REPORT subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers)

* Not affiliated with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association or its member companies.


Today from Washington

People on the Move
BioLife Solutions named Karen Foster vice president of operations. She previously was vice president of laboratory operations and site leader for ViaCord, LLC....Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. appointed Jeffrey Farrow chief financial officer. He most recently held the same title at ZS Pharma, Inc....Meridian Health Plan named Karen Brach president of Meridian Health Plan of Illinois. She previously was vice president of Medicaid for Health Care Service Corp. unit Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois....Centene Corp. appointed Mark Brooks chief information officer. He most recently held the same title at Health Net, Inc., now a unit of Centene.

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