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Top 5 AJMC® Articles of November 2019

Here are the top 5 articles for the month of November.

Hi, this is Laura Joszt for The American Journal of Managed Care®. Here are the top 5 articles for the month of November.

Number 5: Data presented at the 2019 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions may have answered how a purified fish oil pill reduces cardiovascular events. The research suggests the pill helps slow the advance of various coronary plaques.

Number 4: At the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week 2019 investigators presented data about 3 phase 3 trials of roxadustat. The trials showed promising results about the first-in-class oral drug to treat chronic kidney disease in patients with anemia.

Number 3: First Stop Health’s inaugural 2019 Health Benefits Cost Containment Report found that reigning in benefits spending is a top priority for employers, but many lack the data necessary to make effective changes.

Number 2: Results from ISCHEMIA, presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, showed invasive procedures like stents are often no better than medical therapy and lifestyle changes at preventing a heart attack in patients with stable heart disease.

Number 1: CMS has launched the process to craft what will come after the Oncology Care Model, the 5-year alternative payment model that ends in 2021. The successor, Oncology Care First, would include a prospective, monthly population payment; accountability for total costs of care incurred over a 6-month episode; changes to make attribution more predictable, and electronic patient-reported outcomes.

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