Traditionally, physical health, mental health and substance use disorders have been treated and paid for separately. However, it has been shown that in the case of Medicaid beneficiaries with MH/SUD, outcomes are greatly improved with integrated care.
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Dr. Craig Samitt, Anthem’s executive vice president and Chief Clinical Officer, recently contributed to Health Evolution Summit’s “rEvolution Outlook” report that sought to answer one big question: How can health care stakeholders unlock the value of telehealth?
America is facing a public health crisis. Since 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the number of overdose deaths involving opioids (prescription opioids and heroin) quadrupled. An estimated 91 Americans die each day from opioid-related overdoses.
There are still many unknowns in the health care space as we head into 2017 with a new administration and new priorities for the year, but trends in emerging technologies and interoperability will continue to drive the landscape. Here’s what we’re reading about what’s to come in the space:
Tim Skeen, Vice President of Marketplace Solutions at Anthem, discusses how interoperability will help advance the successful adoption and implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act
Dr. Craig Samitt, EVP and Chief Clinical Officer at Anthem, was recently interviewed by The Pulse, Wharton's student-run Healthcare Journal.
Julie Schilz, Vice President of Care Delivery Transformation at Anthem, Inc., gives her take one the critical role of primary care and what can be done to right-size it.