A day after the House Republicans gave vote to send the American Health Care Act to the Senate, Forbes opinion editor Avik Roy put it in context: the “behemoth” that is the health system of US has grown up over a half-century and merges with the worst characteristics of delivery systems from across the world—high charges, inefficiency, and deficiency of coverage. The Spring Accountable Care Organization Coalition Meeting: From Finding Worth to the Future of the Affordable Care Act.
“We’ve all the cost inefficiencies of a highly public system without any of the real coverage gains that you would hope from a truly government system,” stated Roy, speaking in Scottsdale, Ariz., at The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®)’s spring meeting of the ACO and Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition,® May 4-5, 2017. The Spring Accountable Care Organization Coalition Meeting: From Finding Worth to the Future of the Affordable Care Act.
The address and appearance of Roy on a panel about the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gave a high point in an information-packed conference, which also depicted:
- Keynote speaker Darius Lakdawalla, PhD, of the University of Southern California, who explained the challenge of measuring what matters to sufferers as the health system shifts to value-based payment structures.
- The AJMC® 2020 Panel Discussion series, which reflected the insights from health system leaders bringing legal services to Medicaid sufferers in post-Katrina New Orleans and another tackling how to get the most out of each sufferer visit, specifically among seniors, as well as the founder of a health IT organization committed to care transformation through precision medicine.
- Insights from ACO Coalition Chair Anthony Slonim, MD, DrPH, the CEO of Renown Health, and moderator Clifford Goodman, PhD, of The Lewin Group. “The significant takeaway from this meeting is that we’re making much progress,” Goodman claimed. “We’re making much progress in comprehending what value means and how we might bridge better understanding of value into decision making.”
The next ACO Coalition meeting is set for the time period of October 26-27, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. For information, visit the Coalition website here.