September/October 2013, Vol 6, No 8

All healthcare consumers want to achieve value, namely, best outcome at the most affordable price. Certainly, as readers of American Health & Drug Benefits know, we have talked about value in the past, especially as it relates to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the future shape of our healthcare system.
October is the first time the public will see the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in action. At least that is what the schedule says.
On October 1, 17 state-run exchanges and 34 federal exchanges have begun accepting applications for health insurance. Things may not go well that day—or that month—but any bad news will be drowned out by a congressional uproar over the budget, the debt limit, and the war in the Middle East.
Medicare Part D, the senior prescription drug benefit plan, was introduced through the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003. Medicare beneficiaries receive information about plan options through multiple sources, and it is often assumed by consumer health plans and healthcare providers that beneficiaries can understand and compare plan information.
Understanding the Options: An Essential Ingredient in Our Evolving Healthcare System
The high cost of pharmaceuticals, especially biologics, has become an impor­tant issue in the battle to control healthcare costs. The Hatch-Waxman Act encourages generic competition but still provides incentives for pioneers to develop new drugs. The Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act is intended to do the same for biologics and biosimilars.
Modeling the Future Economic Impact of Biosimilars’ Entry into the US Market
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is frequently associated with the very young and the elderly but is a largely underrecognized burden among working-age adults. Although the burden of CAP among the elderly has been established, there are limited data on the economic burden of CAP in the employed population.
CAP Is a Burden for All Ages—Prevention Strategies Are Key
At the American Medical Group Association 2013 Institute for Quality Leadership annual conference, a session focused on transforming the US healthcare system was presented by Jim Carroll, author of Ready, Set, Done: How to Innovate When Faster is the New Fast, who discussed the ways in which the unprecedented technological changes in medicine can transform the system in a positive way, in a very short time.

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