Former FDA Chief McClellan Says Key Problem Remains in Health Industry

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at on January 30, 2019 at 05:02PM

Former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Mark McClellan said during a recent panel hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center that the health care industry still has a key, fundamental issue that must be resolved before significant strides toward value-based models can be achieved.

“We’ve got a health care system that’s really good at taking care of people who can afford it when they get sick,” McClellan said. “We don’t have a healthcare system that’s good at identifying who’s at risk before they come in.”

According to a FierceHealthcare report, the panel, which also included former commissioners Andrew von Eschenbach and Robert Califf, suggested there are a number of other obstacles which stand in the way of shift away from fee-for-service models, including data privacy concerns.

Click here to read the full report on FierceHealthcare.