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A report developed by Avalere Health, based on a survey that the company conducted among health plans in 2015, states that a majority of health plans want to sign outcomes-based contracts with biopharmaceutical companies, especially for oncology and hepatitis C drugs.
A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine has established that, at least in the case of lymphoma, a positron emission tomography (PET) scan can spare the patients serious side effects of chemotherapy.
The study comes as regulators put increased emphasis on long-term cardiovascular outcomes trials to ensure safety of diabetes and obesity therapies. The American Journal of Managed Care recently convened an expert panel on the topic.
What we're reading, June 23, 2016: Medicare's fund will be insolvent 2 years earlier than estimated last year; nearly 1 in 3 Medicare beneficiaries received an opioid prescription in 2015; House Republicans' health plan calls for greater use of value-based insurance design; and the Democrats urge the Department of Justice to block Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers.
While the United States healthcare system has been slowly transitioning to value-based care from a system based on volume, a recent study found that primary care physicians and health plan executives aren’t actually on the same page.
A new analysis by the Dartmouth Institute has found that Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) are making modest yet increasing gains when treating patients with comorbidities.
Despite known mental health disparities on the basis of sexual orientation and nonbinary gender identification, researchers are not reporting sexual orientation and transgender identities of study subjects in psychotherapy outcome studies for anxiety and depression.
The Department of Justice has found that the Nevada Department of Corrections has been discriminating against inmates with HIV and with disabilities, according to a letter of findings issued.
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