Health System

Mental Health Dangers for the Front Lines During COVID-19

January 26th 2021, 11:15pm


On this episode, we speak with the coauthor of a paper looking at the mental health stressors facing first responders and health care workers during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The paper found that a sizable number of these frontline workers are at risk for psychiatric illnesses at severity levels higher than other national disasters, including 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina.

What We're Reading: Biden Reportedly Reopening ACA Enrollment; Moderna Developing COVID-19 Booster; Brazil Variant Now in US

January 26th 2021, 3:30pm


President Joe Biden reportedly will take executive action to reopen federal marketplaces selling Affordable Care Act (ACA) health plans; Moderna investigating booster shot designed to be more effective against emerging variants of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); Brazil coronavirus variant is found in Minnesota.

The Role and Rationale for Oral Options in the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer

January 25th 2021, 10:30pm


Breast cancer oncologists explore more recent advances using oral chemotherapies to treat metastatic breast cancer.

Spotlighting Top Health Care Issues to Monitor in 2021

January 25th 2021, 10:04pm


Several factors will have a significant impact in the health care industry in 2021, such as management of disparities in vaccine administration and greater investment in telehealth, said Gurpreet Singh, MBA, US Health Services Leader at PwC.

What We're Reading: Mitigating Variant Spread; Vaccine Supply Garners Concern; Merck Ends Vaccine Development

January 25th 2021, 3:59pm


President to sign travel ban meant to contain more contagious variants of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); limited vaccine supply concerns top health officials; Merck ends COVID-19 vaccine development.

Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—Executive Orders on Public Health Reform and Other Health News

January 24th 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.

AJMC® in the Press, January 22, 2021

January 22nd 2021, 3:18pm


Coverage of our peer-reviewed research and news reporting in the health care and mainstream press.

Examining the Association, Nature of Skin Disorders in Parkinson Disease

January 22nd 2021, 3:02pm


Although Parkinson disease (PD) is often characterized as a motor disorder, the presence of nonmotor symptoms, such as skin disorders, is common and may provide insights into the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying PD.

Medical Claim Denial Rates Rising, Highest in Initial COVID-19 Hotspots

January 21st 2021, 4:41pm


Findings of the Change Healthcare 2020 Revenue Cycle Denials Index indicate that since the onset of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, medical claim denials have risen 11% nationwide, with the most denial rates found in regions with the highest first wave of outbreaks.

Promoting Equitable Access to Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Crisis

January 19th 2021, 10:40pm


The authors of a Clinical research article in the January 2021 Health IT issue of The American Journal of Managed Care® discuss their findings and suggestions for making telehealth access more equitable for all.