Insurance

New Screening Recommendations Not Likely to Erase Lung Cancer Disparities

July 31st 2022, 12:33pm

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More people are eligible for screening, but a new analysis suggests lung cancer disparities are due to more than eligibility status.

Trials, Targeted Agents Often Lead to Financial Toxicity From CCA

July 27th 2022, 11:10pm

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Clinical trials and targeted agents do not appear to affect health care–related quality of life, however.

Designing Optimal Recommended Budgeting Thresholds for a Medicaid Program

July 14th 2022, 1:00pm

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This study developed a novel algorithm for setting automatic auditing thresholds in a Medicaid program in Maryland.

Geographic Variation in Medicare Home Health Expenditures

July 13th 2022, 1:00pm

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This study attempts to identify the sources of the significant 2.5-fold variation found in home health expenditures, a possible indicator of inefficiency and waste.

Medicare Advantage Coverage Restrictions for the Costliest Physician-Administered Drugs

July 12th 2022, 1:00pm

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Four large Medicare Advantage insurers manage access to expensive physician-administered drugs with a combination of prior authorization, step therapy, and Part D formulary design.

Survival Rates Have Improved, but Disparities Persist in SCLC

June 24th 2022, 1:00pm

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Patients who received a diagnosis of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) between 2010 and 2016 had a nearly 2% increase in overall survival vs those who received their diagnosis between 2004 and 2010.

Real-world Data Show Biologics Use Common, Effective in Severe Asthma

June 24th 2022, 11:00am

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Most patients taking a biologic stayed on the therapy, and most saw decreases in exacerbations, a new study has found.

Imposing a Health Insurance Surcharge on the Unvaccinated

June 17th 2022, 4:00pm

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Imposing a surcharge on unvaccinated employees will require employers to think through legal and policy implications.

Canadian Province Successfully Switches Patients to Insulin Glargine Biosimilar

June 16th 2022, 2:10pm

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As part of the Biosimilars Initiative, British Columbia, Canada, implemented a mandatory switch to biosimilar insulin glargine for patients covered by the province’s drug plan.

Study Finds Rural Residence May Adversely Influence Lung Cancer Screening Among Veterans

May 12th 2022, 9:45pm

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Veterans residing in rural areas were less likely to complete annual repeat lung cancer screenings compared with those living in a nonrural location, with reduced uptake of initial lung cancer screening also found among eligible veterans in rural vs nonrural locations.