What Caregiver Support from Health Organizations Can do for Equity Issues in Healthcare

January 09, 2022

In this interview, Briana Contreras, associate editor of Managed Healthcare Executive, spoke with Shara Cohen, CEO of Carallel, an organization built to support caregivers. Cohen not only spoke about who caregivers are and the vital role they play in healthcare, but the challenges they face. She also discussed ways health plans can do better to meet the needs of today’s caregivers.

Health Insurance Markets Are Concentrated — and Getting More So

December 13, 2021

At the state and local levels, an increasing number of markets are dominated by one or a handful of insurers. Experts say it is part of a vicious cycle of payers responding to provider consolidation and vice versa.

The RNA Moment: Once Second to DNA are Treatments Now Filling the Drug Pipeline

November 09, 2021

The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines introduced much of the world to ribonucleic acid (RNA), which has long played second fiddle to DNA. But in addition to the messenger RNA vaccines, treatments targeting and using RNA in a variety of ways are filling the pipeline and exciting researchers and drug developers.

Advanced Analytics: an Essential Tool for Value-Based Care Success

October 17, 2021

Data analytics allows providers to gain insights from performance management measures and metrics that hold the clues to financial viability under risk-based and pay-for-performance contracts. By embracing advanced analytics, hospitals and health systems can accelerate their path to value.

Americans are Continuing to Struggle with Healthcare Literacy

September 30, 2021

Results from a survey conducted by DirectPath revealed many consumers still lack the knowledge required to make informed choices about their health plan and care, which displays as a concern for healthcare education and transparency.

What’s Needed to Navigate America’s Mental Health Care Crisis

September 29, 2021

Demand for mental health care is booming. With a shortage of psychiatrists, author of this opinion piece, Robert Krayn, asks how can we ensure providers are empowered to deliver the best care possible for their patients?