Healthcare Delivery

Uptick in HIV Diagnoses Seen Following Medicaid Expansion

January 27th 2021, 10:00pm


A 13.9% increase in diagnosed cases of HIV was seen following expansion of Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Dr Peter McAllister Discusses Lessons Learned From COVID-19 for Migraine Treatment

January 27th 2021, 3:30pm


Telemedicine sprang up very quickly and will stay around to some extent once the pandemic ends, said Peter McAllister, MD, a neurologist, board certified headache specialist, and medical director of the New England Institute for Neurology and Headache.

ACR Sets 2021 Policy Priorities for Congress, Biden Administration

January 27th 2021, 1:46pm


The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) announced a number of policy priorities that it is encouraging the new Congress and administration to focus on during the year.

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.

Ongoing Review of DMTs Necessary Among Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

January 26th 2021, 8:09pm


Periodic review of treatment safety and monitoring are necessary as medical centers increasingly use newer disease-modifying therapies earlier in the course of multiple sclerosis.

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.

FDA Approves First Oral Therapy for Lupus Nephritis

January 25th 2021, 10:12pm


Voclosporin, the first FDA-approved oral therapy for lupus nephritis, will be sold as Lupkynis by Aurinia Pharmaceuticals and is approved for use in conjunction with immunosuppressive treatment.

Metabolic Surgery Superior to Drug Therapy at Controlling Type 2 Diabetes, Study Says

January 25th 2021, 9:20pm


Metabolic surgery is more effective than conventional medical therapy in the long-term control of type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to results of a 10-year follow-up study of a randomized controlled trial published in The Lancet.

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.