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What we're reading, July 27, 2016: UnitedHealth and Aetna are looking to join California's Medicaid program; the World Health Organization is considering removing transgender identity from list of mental disorders; and medical schools rethink how to treat addiction.
Communication and education about the available health coverage options was important in keeping consumers informed about enrollment, which Jennifer Sullivan, director of the Best Practices Institute at Enroll America, said was key in engaging consumers.
Michael Kolodziej, MD, has joined Flatiron Health as national medical director, Managed Care Strategy.
This week in managed care, the Department of Justice filed suit to block 2 health insurance megamergers, a poll found that healthcare is not a top issue with voters, and a study reported that patients with cancer and dementia get better end-of-life care.
Orphan drugs are a very lucrative business, and Aimee Tharaldson, PharmD, senior clinical consultant of emerging therapies at Express Scripts, expects to see more orphan drugs reach market as manufacturers focus their development efforts in these areas.
What We're Reading, July 12, 2016: Oregon's Health CO-OP to close down by the end of July; experts discuss fairer ways to decide on drug pricing; and gender bias in physician salaries at academic institutions.
One of the biggest concerns Farzad Mostashari, MD, chief executive officer of Aledade, has about accountable care organizations, is that they are going to experience backlash similar to what managed care has received in the past.
What we're reading, July 8, 2016: Aetna will meet with the Department of Justice to discuss Humana purchase; Pfizer will disclose serious risk of addiction when marketing opioids; and US insurers' spending on prescription drugs nearly quadrupled from 2003 to 2014.
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