Policy

Nusinersen Passes Cost-Effectiveness Thresholds for Infantile-Onset SMA

October 30th 2020, 12:15pm

Article

The study offers the first de novo cost-effectiveness model of these patients in the United States, according to the researchers.

HHS Wraps Up Rule Requiring Price Transparency by Payers

October 29th 2020, 3:05pm

Article

The Trump administration finalized rules aimed at making health care pricing more visible and transparent to those with with health insurance from employers or the individual market.

Panelists Discuss Community-Based Approaches to Mitigate Costs, Improve SDOH Outcomes

October 28th 2020, 7:39pm

Article

At the Alliance for Better Health’s CONVERGE Virtual Conference, experts discussed the role social determinants of health (SDOH) play in community-based health initiatives.

Helping Patients With Shared Decision-Making When Discussing Difficult Dialysis Choices

October 24th 2020, 2:59pm

Article

The decision to go on dialysis is often automatic, but using a shared decision-making process reduces the chance that a patient will regret it later.

Understanding the Complicated Patchwork of State Drug Pricing Reform Legislation

October 23rd 2020, 2:00pm

Article

The pressure on state budgets exerted by new approvals of costly therapeutics has led many states to implement legislation aimed at regulating drug prices, but the success of these efforts is not uniform across the nation.

Achieving Better Value in Pediatric Care: School Systems as Clinical and Financial Partners?

October 22nd 2020, 1:00pm

Article

This article argues that value-based health systems may contract with school districts engaged in capitated special education to achieve better patient outcomes and lower costs for the pediatric population.

Keeping Up With Pharmacists’ Changing Scope of Practice Amid COVID-19

October 21st 2020, 12:30pm

Article

A panel discussion examined the changes in the health care landscape occurring due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, particularly around pharmacists’ scope of practice, and which changes are likely to persist after the pandemic.

The Hidden Costs of Moving Care Home

October 20th 2020, 1:00pm

Article

As home-based care utilization rises, an exploration of potential unintended consequences is necessary. The authors focus on support gaps, informal caregiving, and failure to meaningfully engage clinicians.

Diabetes Risk Factors Dominate Top Causes of Global Mortality, Heighten COVID-19 Risks

October 15th 2020, 10:30pm

Article

New data estimates from the Global Burden of Disease Study published by The Lancet illustrate how rising rates of chronic disease and public health failures compounded over decades to worsen the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Dialysis Is on the Ballot Again in California

October 14th 2020, 12:45pm

Article

For-profit dialysis centers are spending heavily to defeat the measure.