Policy

Contributor: It’s Time to Talk About Paying Clinical Trial Participants More

September 30th 2022, 11:00am

Article

There is wide variation in the governance over research participant pay, and with rapid advances in technology enabling trial access, industry should step up and pay patients what they are worth, says Gunnar Esiason, a patient advocate living with cystic fibrosis.

Guidance for Evaluating for Bleeding Disorders in Suspected Child Abuse

September 26th 2022, 11:15pm

Article

The recommendations aim to make this type of evaluation more consistent in cases when children have suspicious bruising or bleeding patterns.

AACR Progress Report Highlights New Drugs Along With Disparities, Challenges of Obesity, Aging Population

September 23rd 2022, 2:51pm

Article

The annual report notes that progress in reducing cancer mortality is uneven among populations, with minority groups not seeing the same benefits from therapeutic advances. Cancers related to obesity are also on the rise.

What We’re Reading: Deal Reached for FDA User Fee Programs; Link Between COVID-19, T1D; DOJ Protects VA Employees Providing Abortions

September 23rd 2022, 2:39pm

Article

A deal was reached to renew 5-year FDA user fee programs; children and adolescents with COVID-19 had a 60% increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes (T1D); states cannot penalize Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees for facilitating abortions permitted by federal law.

Hypertension Manifests Earlier in Black, Hispanic Adults vs White Adults

September 22nd 2022, 2:58pm

Article

Researchers used 2011-2020 data to examine age- and race-/ethnicity-related trends in hypertension diagnosis, with implications for future cardiovascular disease care.

Moonshot 2.0 Looks to Focus on Caregivers, Learn From Patients

September 21st 2022, 2:01pm

Article

Danielle Carnival, PhD, addressed the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Policy Summit on Friday.

The Importance of Tailored Care Management Programs for High-risk Patients

September 20th 2022, 9:15pm

Podcast

On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with 2 authors of an article in the September issue of The American Journal of Managed Care®, which focused on the results of their evaluation of an intensive, community-based care management program for dual-eligible Medicaid ACO high-risk patients.

Contributor: The Future of Prior Authorization Under the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act

September 20th 2022, 3:04pm

Article

Streamlining the prior authorization process can improve care accuracy and patient access to care, writes Siva Namasivayam, CEO of Cohere Health.

Nutrition Assistance No Guarantee Against Food Insecurity for Families Fighting Cancer

September 20th 2022, 1:36pm

Article

A recent study showed that receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits was not enough to address food insecurity among families whose children were fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Which Depression Therapies Made the Updated US Guideline for Treating MDD?

September 19th 2022, 9:00pm

Article

Newer therapies, such as ketamine or esketamine, or the broader use of bright light therapy, made an updated clinical practice guideline for treating major depressive disorder (MDD), but psilocybin and cannabis did not.