Interviews

Travis Broome: ACOs Are Being Affected Differently by Pathways to Success Transition
July 19, 2019 – 
Depending on how ready accountable care organizations (ACOs) are to move to risk probably affects how they view CMS’ decision to transition the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) to Pathways to Success, said Travis Broome, vice president of policy at Aledade.
June Halper Emphasizes the Lack of Understanding of Causes of Multiple Sclerosis
July 17, 2019 – 
The cause of multiple sclerosis is not well understood. In fact, it’s not understood at all, explained June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN, chief executive officer, Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers.
Neil Goldfarb Discusses Employers Covering Precision Medicines
July 13, 2019 – 
As expensive precision medicines come to market, employers are willing to cover the costs if these medicines are shown to work and improve patient experience or outcome, said Neil Goldfarb, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Philadelphia Business Group on Health.
Dr Jaime Davidson Outlines Unmet Needs to Improve Diabetes Care
July 10, 2019 – 
Physician, patient, and caregiver education is important to improve diabetes care, said Jaime A. Davidson, MD, FACP, MACE, professor of medicine, Touchstone Diabetes Center, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
June Halper on Challenges With Identifying Which Multiple Sclerosis Treatments Have the Most Promise
July 09, 2019 – 
Identifying which treatments for multiple sclerosis have the most promise is challenging because there are no head-to-head studies comparing treatments and what's promising for one clinician is different than what's promising for another clinician, explained June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN, chief executive officer, Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers.
Dr Stella Safo: HIV Care Has Always Been Willing to Think Outside the Box
July 08, 2019 – 
While the health system transitions to value-based care, it can learn a lot of lessons from HIV care delivery, said Stella A. Safo, MD, assistant professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Travis Broome Weighs In on the Push to Mandatory Payment Models
July 07, 2019 – 
The healthcare system has a long way to go to make voluntary payment models more attractive before it can consider making payment models mandatory, said Travis Broome, vice president of policy at Aledade.
 
Dr Bruce Feinberg on Why People Want to See the End of Chemotherapy in Cancer Treatment
July 06, 2019 – 
New innovations in cancer therapies have people excited to leave behind the treatments of old, but it might not be time yet to throw away chemotherapy, said Bruce Feinberg, DO, vice president and chief medical officer of Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions.
Dr Eleanor Perfetto Explains Concerns With Using QALY as Basis for Coverage Decisions
July 05, 2019 – 
Given the limitations of the quality-adjusted life year (QALY) measure, Eleanor M. Perfetto, PhD, MS, senior vice president of Strategic Initiatives for the National Health Council, outlines concerns with using the measure as the basis for coverage decisions.
Dr Mark Freedman Outlines the Precision Decision in Multiple Sclerosis Treatments
July 03, 2019 – 
There are a lot of factors that should be considered when choosing a therapy for a patient with multiple sclerosis, including the patient profile, the patient’s lifestyle, and the efficacy of the therapy, said Mark Freedman, MD, MSc, professor of medicine in neurology at the University of Ottawa, director of the Multiple Sclerosis Research Unit, at Ottawa Hospital-General Campus, and senior scientists in the neuroscience program at Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.
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