High OOP Costs for Treatment of Psoriatic Disease Found in Medicare Beneficiaries

September 15th 2021, 7:15pm


Medicare beneficiaries with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis were found to pay high annual out-of-pocket (OOP) costs for treatment, which researchers attributed to rising drug prices and reliance on co-insurance for patient cost-sharing.

Lower Rehospitalization, Mortality Seen From Sacubitril/Valsartan Use for HFrEF

September 15th 2021, 12:00pm


Entresto (sacubitril/valsartan) was first approved for use in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) in 2015.

Posters Highlight Need for Psychosocial Support in Adolescent Survivors of Childhood Leukemia

September 14th 2021, 6:00pm


Two posters being presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology Congress 2021 highlighted the need to provide long-term psychosocial support for adolescents who survive childhood leukemia.

Assessing Lower-Than-Expected Health Care Utilization Trends in Early 2021

September 14th 2021, 3:30pm


On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with the lead clinician of a study by the Epic Health Research Network and Kaiser Family Foundation, which found that routine medical care and hospital admissions remained below expected levels in the early months of 2021, marking the second consecutive year for such results.

What We’re Reading: Booster Shot Updates; Climate Change Causing Distress; Pediatric COVID-19 Cases Increasing

September 14th 2021, 2:43pm


The general public may not yet need COVID-19 booster doses, according to a new review; a significant incidence of anxiety tied to climate change and government inaction is being reported in young people; COVID-19 infections in US children have increased by approximately 240% since early July.

Spotlighting Social, Emotional Needs in Underserved Populations With Cancer

September 14th 2021, 1:00pm


Psychological and emotional needs specific to populations with cancer are often overlooked in clinical research, including those of adolescents, young adults, immigrants, and people of lower socioeconomic status.

Patients With Chronic Liver Diseases Have High Risk of More Severe COVID-19 Outcomes

September 14th 2021, 12:45pm


Patients with chronic liver diseases have been at a high risk of more severe COVID-19 outcomes, but the pandemic has meant the management of these diseases has received less attention.

What We’re Reading: Biden Eyes New Steps to Curb COVID-19; High Rates of Drugging in Nursing Homes; Unvaccinated COVID-19 Risk

September 13th 2021, 2:31pm


President Joe Biden plans to announce new steps aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19; spotlighting the rise of unsubstantiated diagnoses and subsequent drugging in nursing homes; CDC report finds unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19.

Dr Rajesh Rajpal Reviews Latest Innovations in Cataract Surgery

September 11th 2021, 3:30pm


Rajesh Rajpal, MD, chief medical officer, global head of clinical medical affairs, Johnson & Johnson Vision, discusses the surgical options available to patients undergoing cataract surgery.

School-Based Vision Program Shown to Improve Short-term Academic Performance in Adolescents

September 10th 2021, 6:15pm


Students in grades 3 to 7 who were given eyeglasses as part of a school-based vision program were found to achieve better reading scores and exhibit improved academic achievement over 1 year.