Contributor: Mental Health Conditions Rose Nationally in Share of Telehealth Claim LinesJune 5th 2023
In March 2023, national telehealth utilization rose 1.8%, up from 5.5% of medical claim lines in February, according to new data from FAIR Health’s Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker.
Osimertinib Shows Significant OS Benefit in Patients With Resected, EGFRm NSCLC
Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD, deputy director of Yale Cancer Center and lead investigator for ADAURA, said the results erase any doubts about the use of osimertinib in early non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) for patients with EGFR mutations.
Nivolumab Cuts Risk of Disease Progression or Death by 52% in Untreated Hodgkin Lymphoma Compared With Brentuximab VedotinJune 4th 2023
The landmark trial harmonized treatment between adult and pediatric patients with classic Hodgkin lymphoma, who historically have received different chemotherapy regimens; young patients have received more treatment with radiation.
Group Highlights Discrepancies Between Claims, Survey Cost Data Among Medicare PatientsJune 4th 2023
With Medicare-aged Americans accounting for over 15% of the population and significant health care costs, stakeholders have leveraged various approaches, including the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey, for estimating costs.
Mandatory Switch Policies Drive Biosimilar Uptake, Reduce CostsJune 2nd 2023
Abstracts presented at EULAR 2023 highlighted the impact that a mandatory switching policy had on biosimilar uptake in British Columbia, Canada, and the lack of uptake when no such policy was in place in the United States.
US Government Spent Far More on Costly HIV PrEP Development Than Previously ThoughtJune 2nd 2023
According to new estimates, the US government spent between $143 million and $314 million in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars funding the development of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate-emtricitabine. The previous estimate was around $50 million.
What We’re Reading: Biden Eyes Cohen for CDC; Bias in PFTs; US Birthrate Stays Flat
President Joe Biden has reportedly picked former North Carolina health chief Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH, as next head of the CDC; Black men were probably underdiagnosed with lung problems because of software bias; the US birthrate remains flat.
Stakeholder Analysis: Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Awareness and ImplementationJune 2nd 2023
This article describes facilitators of and barriers to uptake of the underutilized Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program from the perspectives of health care providers and program suppliers in western Pennsylvania.