Health System

Contributor: How Independent Community Practices Remained Resilient Over the Last Year

April 22nd 2021, 2:00pm


Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, independent community practices were integral in helping patients access chemotherapy and other critical treatments, participate in clinical trials, and screen for serious diseases. However, the pandemic also presented significant challenges to them, their operations, and their patients.

Tech, mRNA Among Key Trends in Health Care as the Pandemic Eases

April 22nd 2021, 1:15pm


Microsoft's acquisition of Nuance reflects health care trends of an economy emerging from COVID-19, according to a speaker at the National Association of Managed Care Physicians Virtual Spring Managed Care Forum.

10 Key Steps to Ensure a Smooth Affiliation Among Providers, Health Systems, Hospitals

April 21st 2021, 9:42pm


How well, and how in-depth, all parties execute each step can determine how long it will take to reach a finalized agreement, what the relationship will be like after the transaction, and whether the parties will be in legal compliance, speakers noted.

What We're Reading: All US Adults Vaccine Eligible; Cutting Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes; Vaccines May Ease Lingering COVID-19

April 20th 2021, 2:25pm


All US adults are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines; Biden administration considering policy to reduce the nicotine in all US-sold cigarettes to nonaddictive or minimally addictive levels; vaccines may ease lingering symptoms of COVID-19.

What We're Reading: Half of US Adults Given 1 Vaccine Dose; Cause of AZ Clots Identified; ACIP to Meet on J&J Pause

April 19th 2021, 2:45pm


Half of US adults have been administered 1 COVID-19 vaccine dose; researchers identify cause of clotting events associated with AstraZeneca vaccine; Anthony Fauci, MD, the chief medical advisor to the president, says he believes a decision on whether to resume the J&J vaccine will come by Friday.

Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—Clotting Links to J&J COVID-19 Vaccine and Other Health News

April 18th 2021, 1:00pm


Every week, The American Journal of Managed Care® recaps the top managed care news of the week, and you can now listen to it on our podcast, Managed Care Cast.

Dr Misha Rosenbach on the Relationship Between Climate Change and Medicine

April 17th 2021, 6:30pm


A changing climate affects every organ system of the body, individual patients, and population-based health, noted Misha Rosenbach, MD, associate professor of dermatology and internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Machine Learning Technology May Help Decipher Biological Language of Cancer, Parkinson Disease

April 17th 2021, 2:00pm


Algorithms similar to those used by Amazon and Netflix may help to unravel the biological language of cancer, Parkinson disease, and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Avalere Report Looks at Geographic Challenges to Accessing CAR T-Cell Therapies

April 17th 2021, 1:29am


Given that some patients may need to travel out of state to access CAR T sites of care, some may not have a clear understanding of their insurance benefits, including requirements for out-of-state or out-of-network treatment, as well as adequate assistance with the costs of medical-related travel.

What’s Next in Health Policy After the First 100 Days of the Biden Presidency?

April 16th 2021, 4:35pm


With President Joe Biden marking his 100th day in office at the end of the month, a health policy strategist sat down for a conversation to discuss the new administration’s achievements and challenges.