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A new grant aims to gather data on thousands of African American cancer survivors to understand factors that influence disease progression, recurrence, mortality, and quality of life.
For some time, studies have shown a link between elevated stress and obesity. Measuring cortisol levels in the hair may be a better way to evaluate chronic stress, since the hormone level will not fluctuate from day to day.
A study of 3 low-cost pill reminder devices found that their use did not meaningfully increase medication adherence among the patients who had received them.
At the 2nd cost-sharing roundtable hosted by the Patient Access Network Foundation and The American Journal of Managed Care®, Tricia Neuman of the Kaiser Family Foundation provided a perspective on what the future might hold for patients enrolled in Medicare.
The bill circulating Friday would allow insurers to charge older Americans 5 times what the youngest group pays; insurers could charge anyone with a lapse in coverage 30% more to re-enter the market.
A recent cost-effectiveness analysis of 4 colorectal cancer screening initiatives found that some strategies may be more valuable than others in reducing screening disparities.
Dr Yehuda Handelsman Discusses New Alternatives to Basal Insulin
Recent advances in insulin formulations and innovative drug classes have made it easier than ever to manage diabetic patients’ glucose levels, according to Yehuda Handelsman, MD, FACP, FACE, FNLA, medical director and principal investigator at the Metabolic Institute of America.
A recent paper in JAMA Internal Medicine examined the accountable care organization programs in Colorado and Oregon to determine their impacts on spending, access, and utilization.
A new Kaiser Health Tracking Poll that asked Americans their opinion on the future of the US healthcare system found the country is deeply divided, but not only on questions of health policy. Americans also have widely varying feelings on which media sources they can trust for healthcare news – if they can trust any at all.
Jonathan Hirsch: Precision Medicine Is the Future of Value-Based Cancer Care
Precision medicine has demonstrated clinical utility and cost-effectiveness, which is why many believe this approach will be key to value-based cancer care in the future, said Jonathan Hirsch, founder and president of Syapse.
Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—Drug Cost Blame Game, and Other News
Every week, The American Journal of Managed Care® recaps the top managed care news of the week, and you can now listen to it on our podcast, Managed Care Cast.
A study of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease worldwide found that higher self-reported symptom burden was associated with more severe impairment of work and activities, as well as increased utilization of healthcare services.
Susan Dentzer Discusses NEHI's Goal of Innovation
The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation finds potential areas of innovation and then tries to eliminate the obstacles to those ideas so its members can achieve the triple aim, according to Susan Dentzer, president and CEO of The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation.

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At the 5th annual Patient-Centered Oncology Care® meeting, stakeholders shared their views on how bundled payments, clinical pathways, and other value-based approaches can be implemented in cancer care while ensuring adequate care quality.
Panelists from diverse vantage points in the cancer care landscape discussed the effects of cost sharing on patients in a discussion at the 5th annual Patient-Centered Oncology Care® meeting.
As payment models shift to emphasize patient experience and quality of care, a panel discussion at the 5th annual Patient-Centered Oncology Care® meeting debated whether these efforts had meaningfully improved outcomes for patients.
Specialty pharmacies can collaborate with clinical teams to harness the power of health information technology and improve cancer care, according to panelists at the 5th annual Patient-Centered Oncology Care® meeting.
A panel discussion about the challenges of health information technology at the 5th annual Patient-Centered Oncology Care® meeting also identified opportunities for providers to leverage better solutions.
Pam Mangat, MS, associate director for the TAPUR study in the research and analysis division of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, offered an update on the study at the 5th annual Patient-Centered Oncology Care® meeting.
David L. Porter, MD, kicked off the 5th annual Patient-Centered Oncology Care® (PCOC®) meeting in Baltimore on November 17, 2016, with an update on chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy.
At the 5th annual Patient-Centered Oncology Care® meeting, hosted by The American Journal of Managed Care®, experts discussed the contradiction presented by immuno-oncology agents in the world of precision medicine.
At the 5th annual Patient-Centered Oncology Care® meeting, Nell Wood Buhlman of Press Ganey explained that oncology providers must focus on patient needs and minimize suffering in order to truly provide value in cancer care.
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