LDL Can Help Promote Cancer Metastasis
Researchers have identified that other than clogging the arteries, LDL can also promote metastatic cancer cells, which break away from the parent tumor, to reattach at distant site.
Arizona Offers 'Sneak Peak' At Costs Of Shifting Kids Off CHIP
Families of Arizona children who were forced to switch from the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to private plans sold in the federal marketplace are likely paying more and getting fewer benefits, according to a study by Georgetown University researchers released Thursday.
Limited Medicare ACO Quality Data Show Sharp Variations in Performance
Since the Obama administration launched its accountable care initiative as part of healthcare reform in 2012, the CMS has announced which hospital and physician networks in one of the programs have met cost targets and received shared savings. But so far, it has published little data on quality of care delivered by these networks, which were designed to deliver better care as well as lower costs for Medicare patients.
Why Sovaldi Shouldn't Cost $84,000
Medicaid managed-care plans are demanding relief from state officials to meet mounting outlays for Gilead Sciences' wonder drug, while insurer WellPoint called Sovaldi its biggest watch item.
Flatiron's OncologyCloud Could be Big News
OncologyCloud, a platform developed by Flatiron Health, is already in partnership with more than 25 cancer centers to help address some of the bottlenecks in cancer care.
Report: Healthcare Access, Affordability Declined From 2007 to 2012
States did little to improve healthcare access, quality, costs and outcomes in the past five years, according to a Commonwealth Fund report. Researchers examined 42 health indicators between 2007 and 2012, and found that in many states, access and affordability of healthcare actually declined among adults younger than 65. Healthcare spending rose $491 billion, reaching $2.8 trillion nationally.
Newly Approved Telehealth Guideline Causes a Stir
The Federation of State Medical Boards approved a model telehealth policy this weekend that's made some providers of these services happy and others, well, not so much, because of its emphasis on using video rather than audio technology for a first patient visit.