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The FDA commissioner said regulators would keep special watch over 10 manufacturers who are the sole source of key products. If necessary, they will allow products to be imported from overseas.
This week, the top managed care news included the bipartisan deal to stabilize the Affordable Care Act's insurance markets; coverage from the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy 2017 Nexus; and a plan to reduce clinician burnout at the computer.
The American Medical Association and more than 650 other organizations support eliminating the Independent Payment Advisory Board, set up as part of Obamacare. The writer supports this position, based on her professional experience, which includes the case of a young woman dying of tuberculosis (TB).
At this year’s Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Nexus conference, a few trending topics resurfaced across the meeting’s agenda, with important implications for pharmacists, payers, and beyond.
Nearly half of the increase in the uninsured rate since the end of 2016 took place in the third quarter, according to the poll.
With confusion surrounding the meaning of “savings” with regard to ACO programs, authors writing in Health Affairs outlined 3 different types of savings.
In a recent JAMA Viewpoint, Andrew Kolondy, MD, and Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, called on the US federal government to take 10 steps to address the problem of opioid addiction.
Cost-sharing reductions help keep down premiums for policies sold on the exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.
Inviting patients to share their own health data can result in a better understanding of diseases and treatments beyond what can be learned from clinical data, according to a health data specialist who presented a session during the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy 2017 Nexus meeting.
Outcomes-based risk sharing contracts will continue to become more common as health plans, providers, and drug manufacturers realize the benefits of these arrangements, according to speakers at a session of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy 2017 Nexus meeting.
At a session during the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy 2017 Nexus meeting, a public policy expert argued that despite all of the news surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the US healthcare system may not see fundamental changes anytime soon.
Dr Deepak Bhatt on the Impact of the COMPASS Trial on Standard of Care
The COMPASS trial results could reshape the standard of care for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to Deepak Bhatt, MD, MPH, of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
For the seventh year, The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®) will publish its annual special issue on health information technology (health IT), one of the best-read issues of the year. Submissions for the issue, which will be published this winter, will be accepted through August 2017.
The National Cancer Moonshot initiative called for tearing down the silos that prevent researchers from sharing information. FDA’s Richard Pazdur, MD, is doing just that—through the new Oncology Center of Excellence. Pazdur shares how the center will work in a special issue of Evidence-Based Oncology,™ a publication of The American Journal of Managed Care.®
As MACRA pushes physicians toward value-based reimbursement, how can the needs of cancer patients be served? The current issue of Evidence-Based Oncology,™ a publication of The American Journal of Managed Care,® offers perspectives of those working with alternate payment models (APMs), and lists where payers, especially Medicare, should do more to ensure patient access.
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