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Amid Controversy, HHS Defends Change in COVID-19 Testing Guidance

August 26, 2020

Two days after the CDC changed its guidance on who should get tested for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), HHS said the move was not politically motivated.

Changing Patterns of Care in Multiple Myeloma

August 24, 2020

Current therapeutic options for multiple myeloma and best practices in dispensing medications throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Second Webinar in the ISPOR-IVI Series Explores Whether Value Assessment Methods Are Up to the Task in the Age of COVID-19

August 24, 2020

The second of a 5-part webinar series examining value assessment in the COVID-19 era hosted by ISPOR and the Innovation and Value Initiative (IVI) will explore whether the methods on which health economists have relied are up to the task or in need of improvement for the pandemic era.

European Study Finds Patients With MS Adhere Better to Oral Therapies

August 23, 2020

Adherence to multiple sclerosis (MS) therapy is linked with improved clinical outcomes, better quality of life, lower health care costs, and other benefits.

How Can Data Integration Promote Personalization, Availability of Health Care?

August 19, 2020

Through the partnership between Innovaccer and Emtiro Health, data utilization will work to delineate and address social aspects known to affect the health of populations nationwide, said Kelly Garrison, CEO at Emtiro Health, and Paul Grundy, MD, chief transformation officer at Innovaccer.

Does Gastric Bypass Surgery Result in Metabolic Benefits Outside of Weight Loss?

August 19, 2020

In individuals with type 2 diabetes and comorbid obesity, the metabolic benefits of gastric bypass surgery and diet were similar and related to weight loss itself, but it had no clinically important effects independent of weight loss.

Delivering Preventive Care and Managing Chronic Illnesses During COVID-19: Dr Patricia Salber Interviews Dr Scott Hayworth

August 18, 2020

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA, of The Doctor Weighs In, and Scott Hayworth, MD, president and CEO of New York-based CareMount Medical, discuss delivering preventive care and managing chronic illnesses during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Choice Is Vital to Biosimilar Savings Picture, Panelists Say

August 17, 2020

The challenges of complying with payer mandates in biosimilars were discussed in a webinar sponsored by The American Journal of Managed Care® and The Center for Biosimilars®.

Screening for Breast Cancer at Younger Ages Linked to Reduced Mortality

August 14, 2020

Screening women aged 40 to 49 years for breast cancer reduced mortality by 25% in the first 10 years compared with waiting until at age 50 years and older, which is the common practice in the United Kingdom.

Differences in the Risk of Orthopedic Surgery for Patients With RA, Psoriatic Arthritis

August 14, 2020

The risk of orthopedic surgery has declined for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) over the course of decades, but the same trend has not occurred for patients with psoriatic arthritis.