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Google, Twitter, Yahoo Nab HealthCare.gov Data
Companies including Google, Twitter, Yahoo and Advertising.com automatically obtain information from people visiting HealthCare.gov, according to analysis by congressional staffers.
White House Seeks to Limit Health Law’s Tax Troubles
Supporters of the Affordable Care Act worry that the tax-filing season will generate new anger as uninsured consumers learn that they must pay tax penalties.
Telephone Intervention Does Not Reduce Nonadherence
Addressing primary medication nonadherence through a telephonic intervention from the physicians office was not any more successful than the usual phone calls from the pharmacy.
Insurers, States Strike Hepatitis C Deals
Insurers and state Medicaid agencies have been eager to strike a deal with pharmaceutical companies to secure discounts on pricey hepatitis C drugs.
Mixed Results For Obamacare Tests In Primary Care Innovation
New reports show that 2 big experiments run by the health law’s innovation lab delivered mixed early results in enhancing primary care.
Insurers Find New Way to Discriminate Against Patients
Although one of the central features of the Affordable Care Act was eliminating discrimination based on preexisting conditions, there is evidence insurers have found ways to dissuade high-cost patients from enrolling in their plans.
Could Wyoming Expand Medicaid Next?
Lawmakers in Wyoming are working toward an agreement that would allow the state to accept hundreds of millions of federal dollars to expand the state’s Medicaid program.
Managed Care Minute: January 31, 2015
A one-minute look back at the week of January 26, 2015, in managed care, including anticipated moves from volume-based to value-based payments and expected push back on cancer drug costs.
Dendreon Sees Light at the End of the Provenge Tunnel
The Canadian company Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc has reached an agreement to buy the prostate cancer immunotherapy from Dendreon Corp.
Precision Oncology Clinical Service Partnership Announced
The integrated cancer services offered by Sarah Cannon will soon be supported by the personalized medicine technology platform of Syapse, to improve individualized patient care, the companies have announced.
ONC Outlines Timelines for Interoperability Goals, Beginning With 2017 Deadline
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has released the first draft of its interoperability roadmap to deliver better care through the exchange and use of health information technology.
Cost an Important Determinant of Adherence, CDC Reports
The CDC report found that patients on high cost prescription medications ask their physician for low-cost alternatives, but cheaper medications from outside the Unites States, skip doses, or delay refills to save cost.
AJMC Editors Highlight Key Studies as Publication Begins Look Back at 20 Years of Contributions
The American Journal of Managed Care arrived in 1995, in the aftermath of the last major effort to remake the US healthcare system, and quickly became the most important forum of its type. Today, with the country implementing the Affordable Care Act, Editors-in-Chief A. Mark Fendrick, MD, and Michael Chernew, PhD, examine the impact of the journal’s contributions to healthcare delivery transformation.
Is the Problem Too Many Kids in Medicaid Managed Care, or Too Many Poor Kids?
California advocates worry that having half its children in Medi-Cal will mean poor access to care. But the real issue may be the growing number of poor children nationwide and the overall effect on Medicaid.
ONC Appoints New Chief Medical Officer to Lead Clinical Oversight
Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, announced the appointment of a new chief medical officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in a note to staff.
CMS Proposes Shortening EHR Reporting Period to 90 Days
After calls for changes and more flexibility from physician groups, CMS announced it intends to modify requirements to meet meaningful use in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs.
AJMC Editors Highlight Key Studies as Publication Begins Look Back at 20 Years of Contributions
The American Journal of Managed Care arrived in 1995, in the aftermath of the last major effort to remake the US healthcare system, and quickly became the most important forum of its type. Today, with the country implementing the Affordable Care Act, Editors-in-Chief A. Mark Fendrick, MD, and Michael Chernew, PhD, examine the impact of the journal's contributions to healthcare delivery transformation.
Imbruvica Approved for Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia
The drug, jointly developed by Pharmacyclics and Janssen Biotech, has received prior approvals for 3 other indications.
Perceptions of Drug Cost Affects Perceived Benefits
Perceptions of drug costs may affect how much patients benefit from the drug, according to a study treating participants with a placebo. The results were published in the online issue of Neurology.
Smoking Promotes Disease Progression in Prostate Cancer, Study Reports
Smokers diagnosed with prostate cancer who were treated with radiation were at a greater risk of their cancer returning, metastasizing, and ultimately causing death. Former smokers, however, did not have the increased risk.
90% of Consumers Stayed in Covered California
Of the 944,000 people who could renew their coverage for 2015 through Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, 94% stayed in the same plan that they were in last year.
Eli Lilly Expects Multiple Stakeholders Will Benefit from CII, a PACE Initiative
PACE has launched an evidence-based online tool, Continuous Online Indicators, which will provide information on research progress in 12 tumor types.
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center of Johns Hopkins Medicine Joins OncLive in Strategic Alliance Partnership Program
OncLive® and the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center of Johns Hopkins Medicine have become collaborators to raise awareness of leading innovations in cancer care through OncLive’s Strategic Alliance Partnership program, OncLive announced.
Task Force Sets Challenge to Speed Up Transition to Value-Based Arrangements
A new private-sector alliance of healthcare systems and payers will dedicate to accelerate the US healthcare system’s transition to value-based models aligned with improving outcomes and lowering costs.
Guiding the Shift from Volume to Value in Medicare Payments
A new health policy issue brief from the Brookings Institution has outlined specific modifications that would enable to legislation in Congress to support better care and more value in Medicare.