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While the political landscape is changing and new policies are being debated, lawmakers of both political parties can agree on the common goal of improving disease management for costly patients with complex health needs, according to Sachin H. Jain, MD, MBA, president and CEO of CareMore.
Although the country is moving toward value-based payments, for providers it’s basically still a fee-for-service world, said Charles J. Fazio, MD, MS, of HealthPartners Health Plan, at America’s Health Insurance Plans’ Institute & Expo, held June 9-10 in Austin, Texas.
State-level decisions on whether to expand Medicaid had ripple effects across the rest of the healthcare insurance market, according to a report by the Office of the CMS Actuary in Health Affairs.
On June 14, 2017, The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) added a “New Evidence Update” to the 2015 review of the comparative clinical effectiveness and value of PCSK9 inhibitors for management of high cholesterol.
All stakeholders stand to gain from the 340B program in different ways, but they also take on different risks, like the potential impact for health plans on rebate contracts, said Neil Minkoff, MD, chief medical officer of EmpiraMed.
On June 14, 2017, Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) announced its launch of a new study that will research the connection between pancreatic cancer and new-onset diabetes. This $2.7 million study will span 3 years and aims to discover a method to detect pancreatic cancer while it can still be cured.
A meta-analysis spearheaded by The International Testicular Cancer Consortium has identified new susceptibility loci in the human genome that can increase a person’s risk of developing inherited testicular germ cell tumors.
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