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While there have been large increases in the cost of new cancer treatments for patients with metastatic breast, lung, or kidney cancer, or chronic myeloid leukemia, researchers found that there were also large gains in life expectancy.
In the year since New Jersey regulators approved OMNIA, the state's health insurance market has experienced the same upheaval seen elsewhere: the number of options on the exchanges has shrunk from 5 to 2.
During the fall meeting of the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOS) in Washington, DC, speakers from the government and from various ACOs across the country shared their insights into the success and opportunities of these delivery models. Here are 5 takeaways from the NAACOS fall conference.
Patients with melanoma have more promising options than ever with the advent of targeted therapies and immunotherapies, said Mario Lacouture, MD, director of the Oncodermatology Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. His research aims to provide patients the best possible quality of life while taking these treatments, which can often have adverse effects.
What we're reading, September 30, 2016: HHS prioritized payments to Obamacare insurers over the Treasury; the CDC is concerned flu vaccinations may be down; and UnitedHealth Group and University of California come together for new partnership.
Research has shown that care provided through teledermatology is comparable to that delivered in face-to-face appointments, and future dermatologists are being taught to deliver care this way to improve patient access to expert dermatological care, said Nellie Konnikov, MD, professor and chief of dermatology at the Boston Department of Veterans Affairs.
Focus on behavioral interventions to prevent HIV transmission has been unsuccessful but the more recent intervention of using antiretroviral drugs has more promise, said Thomas C. Quinn, MD, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health.
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