How Will Value-Based Care Evolve Pharmacy?

The shift to value-based care is well and truly underway. According to a recent report from Change Healthcare, the number of states and territories that have adopted value-based reimbursement schemes has multiplied seven times over in just the last five years, with 48 regions now supporting accountable care.  These numbers are striking but not, given [...]

By |2020-11-19T16:12:27+00:00August 31st, 2020|Blog|

Care Navigation Has Become an Imperative for Payers and Employers

In the span of a few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has managed to unceremoniously toss out our assumptions about what healthcare consultations should look like. In a pre-COVID world, we believed that in-person appointments were a necessity and shrugged off telemedicine and carer navigation services as “nice-to-haves.” Now, those tables have taken a drastic turn.  [...]

By |2020-09-18T17:23:08+00:00August 18th, 2020|Blog|

The Future of Veterinary Coverage Fuses Telemedicine and Insurance

Veterinary care has made incredible strides over the last decade. Modern animal care centers are pet-friendly mirrors of their human-centric counterparts. Veterinarians spend years of study to stand on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine; as of 2020, the American Veterinary Medical Association recognized 41 distinct specialties in the field, including oncology, dermatology, internal medicine, [...]

By |2020-09-18T17:18:40+00:00May 18th, 2020|Blog|

The Medicare Advantage Program: A Means for Employers to Moderate the Weight of OOP Costs On Their Employees

When it comes to protecting patients from the crushing weight of healthcare expenses, employer sponsored  and individual high-deductible insurance plans offer all the protection of a dented tin roof in a hailstorm. They present the appearance of security and can potentially deflect the cost burden of some medical bills -- but in all likelihood, financially-damaging [...]

By |2020-09-18T17:13:22+00:00September 18th, 2019|Blog|

Could Pet Ownership be a Solution to the Loneliness Epidemic?

Pet ownership has been all but synonymous with companionship, happiness, and support for years. Furry companions offer countless opportunities for engagement and emotional reassurance for animal lovers of all ages; however, given our current senior isolation epidemic, the potential benefits of caring for a pet are particularly significant for aging, lonely adults.    Coming home [...]

By |2019-08-26T20:08:46+00:00August 26th, 2019|Blog|

Addressing the Oncoming Paradigm Shift in American Healthcare

As I write this blog, I find myself frustrated with by the never-ending hand-wringing about the health care affordability crisis and the unsustainability of the cur rent benefit models for both employers and their employees. The time for action is now. It is my fervent belief that the opportunity for a paradigm change does exist [...]

By |2019-08-26T19:58:50+00:00May 14th, 2019|Blog|

Are Near-Site Communities the Future of Senior Healthcare?

That old stereotype of Grandma spending her later days watching CNN in her daughter’s back room may well be heading into retirement. Baby Boomers are entering their last decades in droves; according to statistics provided by the Pew Research Group, roughly 10,000 Boomers will turn 65 every day until 2030. The Census Bureau further estimates [...]

By |2020-11-19T16:13:40+00:00March 12th, 2019|Blog|

Will Amazon Usher In a New Age of Technology-Centered Healthcare?

Amazon is widely acknowledged for its disruptive capabilities. In the span of only a few decades, it managed to revolutionize the way that many people engage with consumer goods. Its meteoric rise to prominence played a crucial part in toppling once-giant brick-and-mortar department stores -- and for good reason. After all, why would someone bother [...]

By |2019-02-06T22:08:02+00:00February 6th, 2019|Blog|