Week In Review
November 17, 2017 –
This week, the top stories in managed care included new hypertension guidelines lowering the threshold for high blood pressure, Trump nominating a new HHS secretary, and many consumers now have access to less expensive ACA plans.
November 10, 2017 –
This week, the top managed care stories included a vote in Maine to expand Medicaid and other election day 2017 results; CMS issued final rules for the DIabetes Prevention Program; and a report from the American Society of Clinical Oncology highlighted the link between alcohol consumption and cancer.
November 03, 2017 –
This week, the top managed care news included the first day of open enrollment; data from CMS that indicate the progress accountable care organizations are making; and findings that most people with obesity aren't get screened for it or getting care.
October 27, 2017 –
This week, the top managed care news included a judge ruling President Donald Trump can end the cost-sharing reduction subsidies; findings on awareness of the Choosing Wisely campaign; and conference coverage from around the nation.
October 20, 2017 –
This week, the top managed care news included the bipartisan deal to stabilize the Affordable Care Act's insurance markets; coverage from the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy 2017 Nexus; and a plan to reduce clinician burnout at the computer.
October 13, 2017 –
This week, the top managed care stories included a new executive order to allow sale of health insurance across state lines; Iowa wait for a response to its request to opt out of parts of the Affordable Care Act; and a new study finds childhood obesity increased 10-fold over 4 decades.
October 06, 2017 –
This week, the top managed care stories included speculation regarding who would replace Tom Price, MD, as HHS secretary; a report on breast cancer mortality trends and racial disparities from 1989 to 2015; and the FDA announced new strategies to improve patient access to less expensive drugs.
September 29, 2017 –
This week, the top managed care stories included the end of the latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act; a call to better include the patient's voice in cancer quality metrics; and an argument for caution regarding the newly approved CAR T-cell therapy, Kymriah.
September 22, 2017 –
This week, the top managed care stories included a new direction for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation; a bipartisan group of governors spoke out against the latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act; and the World Health Organization warned that antibiotics currently being developed were not enough to fight antibiotic-resistant infections.
September 15, 2017 –
This week, the top stories in managed care included competing healthcare reform bills in the Senate; the FDA announced progress in clearing up the backlog of orphan drug requests; and a study examines how much it really costs to bring a drug to the market.