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Two surveys, one each for patients and providers, reveal gaps between patient confidence to manage disease or pain and what they'd like to see from their physicians.
Adverse events from cancer clinical trials are currently reported by trial investigators, but a recent feasibility study found that patients can successfully and accurately report their own symptoms if given the opportunity.
New research indicates that Medicare patients were more likely to continue using opioid painkillers a year after a visit to the emergency department if they had been treated there by a physician that frequently prescribes opioids.
This small study found sustained weight loss of 10% of body weight in patients who were overweight but not obese, along with improvements in glycemic control and quality of life that exceeded patients taking medication only.
The presentation at HIMSS 2017 comes after a record-breaking year in healthcare data breaches.
Dr Roy Beveridge on Physician Reaction to Value-Based Payment Models
The introduction of value-based payment models means that the goals of providing optimal patient care have become aligned for the clinician and the insurer, leading to more cooperation and support, said Roy Beveridge, MD, chief medical officer of Humana. This represents a shift from the more adversarial relationship between physicians and payers that existed under fee-for-service models.
The trial successfully improved progression-free survival and also tested a BRCA diagnostic test in patients with ovarian cancer.
As CMS moves forward with the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, it is funding organizations to help solo and small practices succeed under the new payment system.
Dr Carrie Stricker on How Carevive Integrates Patient-Reported Outcomes Into Care Planning
Carevive recognizes the importance of including patient-reported outcomes into the care planning process, so they have developed surveys that will provide patients with the resources to address those concerns, according to Carrie Stricker, PhD, RN, AOCN, chief clinical officer and co-founder of Carevive.
Weill Cornell Medicine and Boehringer Ingelheim have announced a collaboration that will investigate novel approaches to treating chronic respiratory disease.
Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—HHS Proposes New ACA Rule, 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.
Dr Thomas C. Quinn Discusses Global Trends in HIV Transmission
The spread of HIV has stabilized in some areas of the world, but continues to rise in others, said Thomas C. Quinn, MD, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health.
A study in Diabetes Care examined the effects of high-deductible health plans on healthcare utilization for diabetes patients with varying incomes.

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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.
The shift to value-based care, concurrent with innovations in immune-based care, will create challenges in oncology. What should be the physician and manufacturer responsibility during these changing times?
Patients, caregivers, and providers need education on immunotherapy treatment, support in patient-provider communications as well as support in mitigating the financial impact of immunotherapy treatment.
An oncologist provides insight on his experience with using CAR-T therapy in the clinic and his prediction for the future of this revolutionary treatment.
A health plan–sponsored care management program that included a coaching for activation intervention was associated with reduced emergency department visits and hospital admissions, and better clinical outcomes.
A retrospective claims analysis showed that synchronized refill schedules were associated with better medication adherence among Medicare Advantage patients taking multiple maintenance medications.
Hepatitis C virus treatment is often restricted in Medicaid patients. This analysis evaluates the clinical and cost impacts of treating all Medicaid patients versus the current status quo.
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