This session will identify major trends that will affect Medicare and Medicaid in the near and distant future.
This session will focus on innovative approaches health insurance providers are using to address the emerging challenges posed by rising drugs costs and lack of competition in the generic drug marketplace. Speakers will explore challenges and opportunities in creating market-based solutions to help repair and stabilize the U.S. generic drug market.
As the burden of health care spending continues to mount, patients have a growing incentive to shop around for high quality care at competitive prices—but they’re going to need help. This session will highlight strategies to guide consumers toward high-value health care. Topics for discussion will include the use of reference pricing to spur cost-conscious purchasing for drugs and other procedures; innovative transparency tools health plans can use to facilitate shopping for care; and ways employers can engage employees in their health care choices and encourage shopping for value.
Addressing our nation’s opioid crisis calls for a multifaceted response involving many health care stakeholders –providers, pharmaceutical companies, pharmacies, government officials, and health insurance providers. This session will explore a robust opioid utilization management approach for promoting the safe use and appropriate prescribing of opioids. The speaker will discuss ways a clinically appropriate strategy aligned with CDC recommendations reduces unnecessary opioid prescribing.
Relationships matter more than ever, and brands are influenced by relationships maintained and company kept. Thus, companies have more responsibility with the innovations they present, and how they impact society through social/corporate contracts to grow business and address social responsibilities. This session will provide an insightful look at how five technology trends will shape relationships within the health care industry in the next few years: Citizen AI, Extended Reality, Data Veracity, Frictionless Business and Internet of Thinking.
In this session, attendees will learn how benefit design can support care-at-home as the first choice, including where to expand coverage for services, how to eliminate waste, and ideas for restructuring member cost-sharing to incentivize home health care.
Emerging payment and delivery reforms hold promise in advancing the efficient delivery of high-quality, personalized care. However, as with most transformative change, transitioning to value-based models of care delivery and payment has been met with some challenges. This session will explore achievements to date, identify key drivers that have impacted health care’s transition to value, and predict what lies ahead.