Healthcare Cost

Multidisciplinary Pain Care Difficult to Access, Report Says

September 19, 2020

The survey was released to mark Pain Awareness Month.

Understanding Expansion of FSAs, HSAs to Pay for Health Care Needs

September 16, 2020

A cost-saving provision made possible by the recent COVID-19 relief CARES Act now allows Americans to leverage pre-tax funds from their flexible spending arrangements [FSAs] or health savings accounts [HSAs] to purchase over-the-counter medicines and menstrual care products.

End-Organ Damage Leads to Spike in Economic Costs of Sickle Cell Disease

September 15, 2020

Sickle cell disease is a costly disease for patients, but when those patients suffer from end-organ damage, the costs jump significantly.

Precision Medicine Could Yield Significant Cost Savings in RA Treatment

September 11, 2020

A decision-analytic model could save more than $7 million in overall ineffective health care costs per 1000 patients by predicting which patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) will have an inadequate response to anti–tumor necrosis factor therapies.

Higher Health Care Costs and Utilization for Infantile-Onset SMA

September 11, 2020

Patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) incur significant health care resource utilization and cost burden, particularly those with infantile-onset SMA.

Understanding the Complications of Pain Management During COVID-19

September 04, 2020

A review warns against delaying or ignoring the concerns of individuals with chronic pain during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

From Clinical Trial to Clinical Practice: How Can DAPA-CKD Lead to Prevention in Renal Care?

September 04, 2020

Kidney failure is one of the expensive conditions in health care, but new results from the DAPA-CKD trial could change the equation in favor of prevention.

A Look at the State of Population Health

September 01, 2020

In this episode of Managed Care Cast, we talk with Michael N. Abrams, a cofounder and managing partner of Numerof & Associates, about the fifth annual report on the state of population health.

Reimagining Public Health in the Wake of COVID-19

August 25, 2020

In this episode of Managed Care Cast, we share a little bit of our forthcoming interview with Georges C. Benjamin, MD, executive director of the American Public Health Association, which will appear in the September issue of The American Journal of Managed Care®.

Levofloxacin Prophylaxis Shown to Be Cost-effective in Pediatric ALL, AML

August 25, 2020

Children receiving intensive chemotherapy benefit from prophylaxis with levofloxacin to an extent that would justify the cost of the drug, a new analysis finds.