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An executive summary of the report on the PAN Foundation roundtable, presented with The American Journal of Managed Care, discussed the shift from the problem of the "uninsured" to the "underinsured."
What we're reading, June 17, 2016: California's insurance commissioner comes out in opposition of the merger between Anthem and Cigna; local governments push for drug makers to pay for drug take-back programs; and the CDC releases numbers of Zika-related birth defects in the United States.
Growing antibiotic resistance is a significant global problem. But steps are being taken to apply brakes on the rise of "superbugs."
Why this patient advocate is concerned about the newly proposed Medicare Part B model regarding its level of transparency and the evidence.
The diabetes advocacy community has long sought Medicare coverage for continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems, but the technology has been deemed "precautionary." Abstracts presented at last week's ADA Scientific Sessions could help build a case for updating FDA's clearance to use CGM for dosing, removing a hurdle to Medicare coverage.
Why this patient advocate is concerned about the newly proposed Medicare Part B model regarding its level of transparency and the evidence.
The new guideline, similar to the previous version, recommends screening for CRC for those 50 to 75 years of age and leaves the decision for screening in those 76 to 85 years of age on the individual. However, for the 50 to 75 age group, the USPSTF leaves the choice of the test on the individual, which is a departure from the previous guideline.
What we're reading, June 16, 2016: the federal government is encouraging state Medicaid programs to promote long-acting contraceptives; Congress introduces a bill the prevent drug makers from thwarting generic competition; and new recommendation that people can choose the type of colon cancer screening they receive.
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