In this month’s always entertaining and occasionally informative episode of #CareTalk, CareCentrix CEO John Driscoll and I discuss the newly appointed Secretary of HHS, Alex Azar, and how he will impact the healthcare industry.
(0:20) With Alex Azar confirmed as the new Secretary of HHS, what are we in for?
(1:25) Will Alex Azar help get drug prices under control?
(3:11) How much of an impact can value-based payment make on healthcare?
(5:41) What needs to be done about the convoluted way money flows through the pharmaceutical industry?
(7:32) Is 2018 the year that we turn the corner on the opioid crisis?
(8:06) Congress reauthorized children’s health for another six years. Can we expect more bipartisan support in the near future?
(8:47) When are we going to see the payoff from health information technology?