Healthcare Delivery

Shift to Earlier Treatment, Access to More DMTs Improved Outcomes in Pediatric-Onset MS

November 20th 2020, 8:45pm

Article

The shift to treat patients with pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis (POMS) who are treated earlier with a wider variety of medications has led to better outcomes, according to a recent study.

What We’re Reading: Pfizer to Submit EUA Application; WHO Recommends Against Remdesivir; CDC Warns Against Holiday Travel

November 20th 2020, 3:30pm

Article

Pfizer will submit an emergency use authorization for their coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine; WHO panel recommends against remdesivir; CDC urges Americans to stay put during Thanksgiving.

Younger, Minority Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer Using More EOL Care

November 19th 2020, 8:42pm

Article

Patients younger than 65 years represent close to 40% of deaths from metastatic breast cancer, yet their use of end-of-life (EOL) care has not been thoroughly investigated until now.

A Medical Home Visit Program’s Takeaways From COVID-19

November 19th 2020, 4:00pm

Podcast

The authors of a Commentary in the November 2020 issue of The American Journal of Managed Care describe the experience of reimagining how a home health program can deliver care amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

Guideline Updates for RA, JIA Recommend Maximizing Biologics and Reducing Steroid Use

November 19th 2020, 2:45pm

Article

At its annual meeting, the American College of Rheumatology previewed updates to guidelines for the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).

Severe PAH Sharply Increases Maternal, Fetal Mortality in Pregnant Women

November 18th 2020, 6:18pm

Article

Severe pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) was associated with a significantly higher rate of maternal and fetal mortality.

Who Is More Likely to Receive Referrals for Pulmonary Rehabilitation for COPD?

November 18th 2020, 6:15pm

Article

While patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are receiving referrals for pulmonary rehabilitation (PR), female patients and other groups are less likely to receive them.

How Might Telehealth Benefit Persons Living With HIV?

November 18th 2020, 4:00pm

Article

A poster on telehealth presented at ID Week in October attempted to identify where care advancement and improvement are needed for individuals living with HIV.

NDPS Data Show Minor Weight Loss Can Almost Halve T2D Risk

November 18th 2020, 2:00pm

Article

For individuals currently in high-risk glycemic categories, losing 2 to 3 kg (4.5-6.5 lb) in combination with increased physical activity over 2 years nearly halved the risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D).

Driving Transparency, Payment Reform in Employer Health Care Coverage

November 17th 2020, 6:00pm

Podcast

On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with the president and CEO of the Leapfrog Group about her organization’s partnership with the Healthcare Transformation Alliance and how transparency and employer leverage may shape the transition toward value-based health care.