Policy

Dr Leslie Kantor on Responding to Misinformation About Flu Vaccines

December 3rd 2021, 10:00pm

Video

Misinformation about flu vaccines must be dealt with immediately, according to Leslie Kantor, PhD, MPH, chair and professor of the Department of Urban-Global Public Health, Rutgers School of Public Health.

What We’re Reading: US Autism Prevalence; Coverage for At-Home COVID-19 Tests; Pollutants May Affect Birth Ratios

December 3rd 2021, 3:20pm

Article

New data suggest more children are being diagnosed with autism in the United States; Biden pushes for coverage of at-home COVID-19 tests; different pollutants may affect the ratio of boys to girls born.

An Analysis of Medicare Accountable Care Organization Expense Reports

December 2nd 2021, 2:00pm

Article

The authors of this study examined expense reports to understand how participants in Medicare’s Accountable Care Organization Investment Model spent to achieve program goals.

ACHP President, CEO Ceci Connolly Discusses 2021 Affordability Report

November 23rd 2021, 5:00pm

Podcast

The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) recently released its 2021 Report on Affordability. In this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with the organization about the steps that its payer members are taking to lower costs through offerings such as virtual-first care, remote patient monitoring, and other new products, some of which were created because of the pandemic.

What We’re Reading: Health Care Workforce Boost; Long-term Vaccine Efficacy in Kids; Idaho’s Care Rationing Eases

November 23rd 2021, 3:34pm

Article

The White House will invest $1.5 billion to bolster the nation's health care workforce; new data reveal long-term Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine efficacy in children; Idaho deactivates crisis standards of care for some portions of the state.

The Merits of Administrative Benchmarks for Population-Based Payment Programs

November 23rd 2021, 2:00pm

Article

The different approaches to setting benchmarks for population-based payment models (empirical, bidding based, and administratively set) have unique advantages and challenges.

Contributor: CMS Has Decided to Put Its Muscle Behind Glycemic Management—Why Now?

November 22nd 2021, 4:00pm

Article

CMS' introduction of 3 new electronic clinical quality measures, 2 of which are focused on inpatient glycemic management, signal a strong commitment to shine a light on this often-overlooked area, according to the chief medical officer at Glytec.

Hospitals Lack Medication Needed for Form of AML, Study Finds

November 20th 2021, 12:40pm

Article

Although acute promyelocytic leukemia is highly treatable in early stages, the medication needed stop hematologic emergencies, all-trans retinoic acid, is often not available, a new study says.

FDA Approves COVID-19 Boosters for All Adults

November 19th 2021, 7:40pm

Article

The FDA decision was followed by a CDC advisory panel meeting Friday, and as expected, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, who has spoken in favor of booster shots, signed off on the plan.

What We’re Reading: CVS to Close 900 Stores; Midwest COVID-19 Spike; Biden Clean Water Action

November 19th 2021, 3:15pm

Article

CVS announces it will close around 900 stores; states in the upper Midwest are suffering another COVID-19 surge; Biden increases federal waterway protection.