Healthcare is no stranger to change. Neither is Washington. With a new administration in office, big adjustments are on the horizon. From the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act to the rise of prescription drug costs, healthcare is a trending topic that’s certain to continue in D.C. President Trump and Congress have difficult decisions to make when it comes to healthcare. But, things can move pretty slowly on the Hill. So what changes can we actually expect to see in 2017?
In the video above, Premier’s President and CEO, Susan DeVore, outlines five healthcare trends for 2017:
- The Repeal and Replacement of the ACA
- The repeal of the ACA is a lot easier than developing a replacement plan, but the reimbursement pressures on providers will continue to build.
- The Value-Based Care Movement
- The movement toward value-based payment will continue, with new options that give greater choice but more risk.
- State-Designed Healthcare
- Decision-making on healthcare insurance and Medicaid is shifting away from the federal government and toward the states.
- Increased Competition in Pharmaceuticals
- Drug pricing remains a top issue, but Republicans will focus less on price controls and more on promoting competition.
- Consumer-Driven Healthcare
- We’ll see a greater use of health savings accounts, incenting consumers to look for more convenient and less expensive options for their care.