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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On August 2nd, The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board published a commentary on health care reform efforts and the state of the individual insurance market, which included language that was critical of the health insurance industry.
A survey from Anthem, Inc. and C+R Research revealed that the vast majority of large employers are challenged by the cost of new specialty drugs. The same survey showed that specialty drugs account for one-third of the total time that the same large employers spend on managing employee health benefits.
The Alliance for Health Policy recently held a half-day summit that examined ways to improve outcomes for patients with chronic conditions. The event, co-sponsored by Anthem, offered insights from providers, payers, and policy and patient advocacy experts on pressing issues in chronic care, including addressing the challenge of how to better serve and improve quality of life for patients with chronic conditions who are benefitting from today’s medical advancements.
Though the future of health care remains uncertain, industry stakeholders are optimistic. CareMore’s CEO Dr. Sachin Jain reiterated this idea in a short video.
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.