Eczema Prevalence Findings Indicate Potential Diagnosis Disparities by RaceMay 27th 2023
With surveys demonstrating that care disparities in atopic dermatitis (AD) may exist among pediatric patients with the chronic skin condition, investigators set out to determine AD’s prevalence by sociodemographic subgroup.
Fendrick: Embrace of VBID Even More Crucial Amid Equity Conversations, Braidwood RulingMay 24th 2023
Kicking off the 2023 Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health annual conference, Mark Fendrick, MD, of the University of Michigan, delivered a keynote exhorting the audience of employers and payers to implement the principles of value-based insurance design (VBID) in order to improve individual and population health and drive toward equity.
Health Equity Conversations: Managing Underserved Communities and Value-Based PaymentMay 23rd 2023
On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we feature several leaders in diversity, equity, and inclusion advancing health equity in their respective organization’s policy and practice initiatives.
Dr Rainelle Gaddy: Reaching Health Equity Is a Marathon, Not a SprintMay 22nd 2023
At the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) 2023 Annual Meeting, the strategy advancement lead at Humana talked more about Humana’s health equity strategy and areas that pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and health plans can influence.
Dr Mitzi Joi Williams: We Need More Education on MS Presentation in Minority PopulationsMay 22nd 2023
Mitzi Joi Williams, MD, FAAN, medical director and CEO, Joi Life Wellness Neurology Clinic, addresses several reasons that have potential to delay a correct multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis in minority patient populations, including social determinants of health.
Measuring and Addressing the Environmental Factors That Impact Social Determinants of HealthMay 22nd 2023
Quantifying social determinants of health and addressing the factors that allow disparities to persist will require standardized measurements and targeted interventions, said a panel of experts at the 2023 American Thoracic Society International Conference.
What We’re Reading: Excess Deaths in Black Communities; FTC Sues to Block Acquisition; Cancer Drug ShortagesMay 17th 2023
Black populations suffered 1.6 million excess deaths in the past 20 years, new studies find; the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sues to block Amgen from acquiring Horizon Therapeutics, citing 2 drugs that have no competition; cancer drug shortages are approaching an all-time high.
Patient Joins PQA23 Panel on IRA’s Potential Impact on Medication Access, AffordabilityMay 13th 2023
At the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) 2023 Annual Meeting, a patient joined a panel to give insight into the challenges of living with a chronic illness and what he sees as the pros and cons of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
Q&A: Elizabeth Johnson Shares Why Empathy Is Missing From Patient-Centered CareMay 12th 2023
Elizabeth Johnson, LPN, PACS, BPCA, CEO of MedicoCX, co-CEO of Healthcare Advocate Summit, and an Asembia 2023 presenter, discusses why more empathetic approaches that take into account the full range of the patient experience are needed to improve patient-focused health care.
Substantial Racial Inequalities Exist in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment, Study FindsMay 12th 2023
Despite similar health care utilization, White patients were much more likely to receive and fill prescriptions for medications to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) compared with Black or Hispanic patients in the months following a high-risk OUD event such as an overdose, a new study has found.
Mailing At-Home HPV Tests May Boost Cervical Cancer Screening Rates in Underscreened WomenMay 11th 2023
Mailing at-home human papillomavirus (HPV) self-collection tests and providing booking assistance for in-clinic screening visits nearly doubled the rate of cervical cancer screenings among underscreened women from low-income backgrounds vs offering scheduling assistance alone.
Removing the Taboo: Talking About Women’s Health Is the First Step to Improving Health EquityMay 9th 2023
A panel on women’s health disparities at the 2023 Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Summit addressed the current challenges women face regarding health care as well as how digital tools, collaboration between clinics and governments, and more detailed and inclusive research can help improve health equity for all women.
Where Are They Now? Catching Up With Past Winners of AJMC’s Seema S. Sonnad Emerging Leader in Managed Care Research AwardMay 8th 2023
After winning our Seema S. Sonnad Emerging Leader in Managed Care Research Award, these researchers have gone on to make substantial impacts in the field of managed care and mentor the next generation of investigators.
Dr Stephen Schleicher: Rural Patient Care Access Is a Top Priority for Community OncologyMay 4th 2023
Stephen M. Schleicher, MD, MBA, Tennessee Oncology, co-authored a recent paper on the complexities of the rural cancer experience; the principal conclusion was potential for a streamlined care process to optimize care efficiencies and access, thereby improving patient outcomes.