Health System

Employer Best Practices to Optimize Behavioral Health, Telehealth Coverage

May 2nd 2021, 2:30pm

Video

Ensuring that employees have the assistance and tools necessary to meet telehealth and behavioral health demands is vital to promote safety and health amid the pandemic, along with lowering or eliminating out-of-pocket costs that can steer people away from cancer screenings, therapies, or aspects of high-value care.

Novel Approaches to Treating Polycythemia Vera Needed, Say Researchers

April 29th 2021, 7:15pm

Article

The current treatment landscape of polycycthemia vera (PV) hinges on treatments like hydroxyurea and ruxolitinib, the latter having emerged as an effective second-line therapy in patients with severe pruritis, symptomatic splenomegaly, or post-PV myelofibrosis symptoms.

COVID-19–Related Lost Work Time Could Cost Employers Upwards of $50 Billion

April 28th 2021, 6:30pm

Article

An analysis by the Integrated Benefits Institute estimates that the total cost of lost time from work due to the COVID-19 pandemic could reach $50.5 billion, marking a 117% increase from prior projections.

IVI to Hold Second Methods Summit to Drive Patient-Centered Value Assessment

April 27th 2021, 1:00pm

Article

The summit will address priority patient inputs for comparative effectiveness research and health technology assessments.

Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—Vaccine Eligibility Opens to All US Adults and Other Health News

April 25th 2021, 1:00pm

Podcast

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.

Why Do Hospitals Struggle With Adhering to National COPD Care Guidelines?

April 23rd 2021, 6:10pm

Article

Investigators explored common challenges cited by hospital staff as barriers to implementation and adherence with national guidelines for managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Examining SDOH in a Commercially Insured Health Care Workforce

April 22nd 2021, 7:04pm

Article

At a session at the National Association of Managed Care Physicians Virtual Spring Managed Care Forum, an Aetna executive discussed how one employer used the payer's data to see how its workforce was affected by social determinants of health (SDOH).

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

April 22nd 2021, 2:00pm

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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

Article

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

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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.