June 18, 2016
“Secret shopper” calls to clinics over first year tracked primary care appointments for Healthy Michigan Plan and private insurance. Results were published this week in The American Journal of Managed Care.
MONDAY: Capitol Hill Event to Highlight New Research Confirming the Need for Improved Access to Hepatitis C Cures
May 20, 2016
Media Invited to Congressional Briefing Focusing on the Value of Curing Hepatitis C; Feature Remarks by Harvard, Stanford & USC Researchers & NVHR Executive Director
May 16, 2016
Rising costs in cancer care have fueled a national conversation on how to decide whether today’s new therapies are “worth it.” A supplement of Evidence-Based Oncology features interviews with those developing value frameworks and coverage of the Oncology Stakeholders Summit, which included patient advocacy, payers and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
May 06, 2016
The arrival of direct-acting antivirals to treat hepatitis C virus raised unprecedented policy questions in healthcare. This new drug class was initially met with alarm over cost and barriers to the cure, despite the potential for long-term savings, and represents one of a number of topics explored in a special issue of The American Journal of Managed Care.
May 03, 2016
Accountable care organizations can improve outcomes and patient experience while reducing costs through integrated care and better use of technology.
April 22, 2016
Hospital readmissions are a key quality indicator, and reducing those means learning which at-risk patients return for care. A study in The American Journal of Managed Care examined children with type 1 diabetes enrolled in Managed and Traditional Medicaid programs across 25 states, who are more likely to have incidents of diabetic ketoacidosis, a costly cause of readmission.
April 20, 2016
The growth of clinical pathways in cancer care brings opportunities to improve quality and control cost, but there are frustrations, too. Physicians want to retain some freedom and are pushing back against the administrative jungle from multiple payers, according to a special issue of Evidence-Based Oncology, a publication of The American Journal of Managed Care.
April 13, 2016
In preparation for the Spring Live Meeting of the ACO & Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition, 2 speakers who will be at the meeting will participate in 2 30-minute tweetchats.
April 11, 2016
With the news that Medicare will soon pay for diabetes prevention, the 2016 edition of Patient-Centered Diabetes Care, presented by The American Journal of Managed Care, offered up-to-the-minute news on how technology will change the prevention and clinical care models, why ending stigma is key to treating obesity, and what’s ahead in insulin therapy.
March 21, 2016
Quantifying progress in diabetes management, by measuring blood pressure, A1C, and cholesterol, laid the foundation of healthcare’s movement from fee-for-service toward payment for value. Today, diabetes metrics are entering a more patient-centered era, as discussed in the new issue of Evidence-Based Diabetes Management from The American Journal of Managed Care.