Deborah Burger, co-president of National Nurses United
2019? Bring It On!
By Managed Care’s reckoning there are 10 trends you need to pay attention to in 2019. Some will come as no surprise. Yes, Medicare Advantage will continue to expand. And, yes, insurer-PBM mergers will roll on. Some may come as a bit of a surprise: Health care is poised to embrace blockchain. Bundled payments? Expect them to take off. The ACA isn’t going anywhere. Expect employers to offer more health plans. Some have to do with drugs. The massive opioid bill will not affect how insurers deal with the problem that much. High drug prices will continue to roil the waters. And marijuana is heading toward the mainstream.
It’s enough to make a clinician executive’s head spin. And we’re just talking about our cover package. We also have a story on why three start-up health plans went into the red.
Happy New Year!