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Michael Chernew

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NEJM Interview: Dr. Michael Chernew on the role of markets in improving the efficiency of health care delivery.

New England Journal of Medicine Interviews

Dr. Michael Chernew is a professor of health care policy and the director of the Healthcare Markets and Regulation Lab at Harvard Medical School. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. M.E. Chernew. The Role of Market Forces in U.S. Health Care. N Engl J Med 2020;383:1401-1404.

12mins

7 Oct 2020

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Michael Chernew on evaluating APMs in terms of sustainability

Listening In (With Permission): Conversations About Today's Pressing Health Care Topics

Suzanne calls Michael Chernew, PhD, director of the Healthcare Markets and Regulation (HMR) Lab in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. They discuss his December 2019 publication in NEJM Catalyst, “How Different Payment Models Support (or Undermine) a Sustainable Health Care System: Rating the Underlying Incentives and Building a Better Model,” co-authored with Jermaine Heath, AB. The article examines the theory and evidence of fee-for-service, episode-based payments, and population-based payments, and makes recommendations around which payment models can create better incentives. Listen in to get into the weeds on how payment reform works while also staying grounded in a fundamental truth: we can’t expect any Alternative Payment Model (APM) to be successful if the model isn’t sustainable to those who deliver the care.

18mins

10 Mar 2020

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Healthcare Policy and Payment Reform - Michael Chernew

MedAxiom HeartTalk

"Public policy and managerial innovation is less about health and more about money (taxes)," says Michael Chernew, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School. So how do we slow spending growth? Payment reform, benefit design, competition/managed care, organization of medical practice, and wellness are all factors that Chernew suspects will play a key role. Jacob Turmell, DNP, RN, NP-C, ACNS-BC, CCRN-CMC, is Vice President of MedAxiom Consulting.For more information, contact: HeartTalk@medaxiom.com or visit https://www.medaxiom.com.

10mins

9 Jan 2019

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What Is and Is Not in Trump’s Drug Pricing Plan: An Interview With Dr Michael Chernew

Managed Care Cast

Creators of President Donald Trump’s blueprint to control drug prices, American Patients First, say it represents real reform. Critics see a pulled punch to the pharmaceutical industry.Mary Caffrey, the managing editor of The American Journal of Managed Care’s Evidence-Based series, spoke with Harvard healthcare economist Michael E. Chernew, PhD, who is the co-editor in chief of AJMC, to discuss elements of the Trump administration proposal to control drug prices. Chernew is also a former vice chair of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.Read more:Trump Offers Blueprint to Drive Down Prescription Drug Prices; Targets Rebates, "Middlemen": www.ajmc.com/newsroom/-trump-offers-blueprint-to-drive-down-prescription-drug-prices-targets-rebates-middlemenAzar Stumps for Plan to Hold Down Prescription Drug Costs: www.ajmc.com/focus-of-the-week/azar-stumps-for-plan-to-hold-down-prescription-drug-costsTrump Targets Drug Prices, Right-to-Try in State of the Union: www.ajmc.com/newsroom/trump-targets-drug-prices-righttotry-in-state-of-the-union​​​​​​​Will Trump Take Steps to Rein in Drug Prices?: www.ajmc.com/focus-of-the-week/will-trump-take-steps-to-rein-in-drug-prices

16mins

22 May 2018

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Michael Chernew on evaluating payment and delivery reforms

Listening In (With Permission): Conversations About Today's Pressing Health Care Topics

Suzanne is curious to learn from Michael Chernew, Health Economist and Professor at the Harvard Medical School, about employers' role in demanding and participating in evaluations of payment and delivery reform programs and what they need to know when launching a new program to ensure it can be subject to rigorous evaluation.

10mins

8 Feb 2018

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Talking Health Care Costs and Value-Based Insurance with Harvard Professor Michael Chernew

American Benefits Podcast

Katy Spangler, the American Benefits Council’s senior vice president, health policy, talks to Harvard Medical School Professor Michael Chernew, PhD, about health care costs, the promise of value-based insurance and what it all has to do with peanut butter and jelly.

56mins

2 May 2017

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NEJM Interview: Michael Chernew on the Medicare's physician-payment system and the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula.

New England Journal of Medicine Interviews

Michael Chernew is a professor of health care policy in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Managing Editor of the Journal. A. Alhassani, A. Chandra, and M.E. Chernew. The Sources of the SGR "Hole". N Engl J Med 2012;366:289-91.

10mins

25 Jan 2012