As Congress considers legislation that would cap out-of-pocket costs for insulin, Walmart and Civica Rx are taking steps that could make less expensive versions of the diabetes medication more available.
There’s no guarantee, but physical activity and corralling cardiovascular risk factors and diabetes improve the odds. Health insurers can assist by helping members address the “upstream” social determinants of health.
Ideally, value-based and technology programs combine to produce better outcomes. But researchers at University of California, San Francisco, found little evidence of synergy in the meaningful use, patient-centered medical home and Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO program.