VIDEO: Richard Stefanacci, DO, Addresses Cost Concerns of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Richard Stefanacci, DO, Associate Professor, Health Policy & Public Health, University of the Sciences, says there are 2 cost concerns associated with neurodegenerative diseases. One is the actual cost of the disease and the second is the cost of diagnostic testing. Dr Stefanacci also says that treatments are now currently inexpensive, but with new emerging therapiess the costs will rise.
This video was taken on Thursday, November 8 at the NAMCP Fall Forum in Las Vegas, NV.
The study in Health Affairs published by Samir Soneji, PhD, an assistant professor at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, found that despite a sharp rise in healthcare spending,caner mortality rates are very high in the US compared to Western Europe.
The Patient Access Network or PAN Foundation formed more than 10 years ago, partially in response to the Medicare Part D benefit. It helps patients meet cost-sharing requirements across dozens of diseases, including 25 in oncology; Evidence-Based Oncology, a publication of The American Journal of Managed Care, invited PAN Foundation President and CEO Dan Klein to discuss its role in immuno-oncology.
Suzanne F. Delbanco, PhD, MPH, executive director of Catalyst for Payment Reform, will be the keynote speaker at the spring meeting of the ACO and Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition, to be held April 30 and May 1, 2015, in San Diego, California. The ACO Coalition, an initiative of The American Journal of Managed Care, brings together stakeholders from across the healthcare spectrum interested in sharing best practices relative to the changing delivery and payment models.
Nina Pham was the first nurse at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas to contract the Ebola virus after caring for patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who died October 8, 2014. In an interview with The Dallas Morning News, Pham said she will sue the hospital’s parent company today for unspecified damages, citing inadequate training and safety measures and for violations to her privacy.
The Thyroid Cancer Clinical Registry is expected to improve quality of patient care as patient data would be readily available to all physicians involved in the patients care; however former Commission on Cancer chair Frederick L Greene, MD, wonders whether physicians would take the time to enter the clinical data into the system as required.
Modeling data discussed at a press conference at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections showed that delaying HCV treatment, consequent to the high cost of the newer antiviral regimens, could prove fatal in patients coninfected with HIV.