Policy

Shifting Landscape, Role of Belimumab in SLE and Lupus Nephritis Explored

September 15th 2022, 11:30am

Article

A new review article explains the role of biologics in treatment systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and lupus nephritis.

Physician Response to COVID-19–Driven Telehealth Flexibility for Opioid Use Disorder

September 13th 2022, 4:00pm

Article

COVID-19–driven telehealth exposure positively shifted physician respondents’ perceptions of telehealth effectiveness, and most are likely to continue use if temporary telehealth regulatory flexibility is permanently extended.

How State Surprise Billing Protections Increased ED Visits, 2007-2018: Potential Implications for the No Surprises Act

September 12th 2022, 4:00pm

Article

State surprise billing protections decreased emergency department (ED) out-of-pocket payments to such an extent that ED visits actually increased.

Exploring Current Response and Unmet Needs for Monkeypox: A Q&A With David E. Koren, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, AAHIVP, FIDSA

September 12th 2022, 12:43pm

Article

David E. Koren, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, AAHIVP, FIDSA, infectious disease clinical pharmacist at Temple University Hospital, provides an update on current preventive efforts to address the monkeypox public health emergency in the United States and what steps are needed to protect at-risk populations.

SCS Use May Predispose Patients Who Have CRSwNP to Worse Health Outcomes

September 9th 2022, 10:08pm

Article

Using systemic corticosteroids (SCS) to treat chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) has been linked to adverse outcomes among patients, prompting these study investigators to compare their health care resource utilization with that of patients who have CRSwNP but don’t use SCS.

Medicaid ACOs and Managed Care: A Tale of 2 States

September 9th 2022, 1:00pm

Article

This article presents a detailed descriptive analysis of how Massachusetts and Minnesota implemented Medicaid accountable care organization (ACO) models for their managed care population.

Mortality Worsens Following Borderline PH Diagnosis Among Patients With LHF

September 8th 2022, 8:07pm

Article

Following a recent update to the diagnostic criteria for borderline pulmonary hypertension (PH), which is often associated with left heart failure (LHF), outcomes among patients with both conditions remain uncertain.

Implementing Multistate Behavioral Health Pay-for-Performance Initiatives in Medicaid Managed Care

September 8th 2022, 4:00pm

Article

The authors describe a pay-for-performance initiative targeting behavioral health providers, which was introduced by a large Medicaid managed care organization across multiple states.

Aligning Specialist Physicians With Accountable Care Organizations

September 7th 2022, 7:00pm

Article

An editorial in response to the editor in chief’s December 2021 letter discusses alignment of specialist physicians with value-based care initiatives.

What We’re Reading: CVS to Acquire Home Health Care Company; Medicaid Extensions for Moms; Long COVID Affecting Labor Shortage

September 6th 2022, 2:26pm

Article

CVS announces its plan to buy Signify Health for $8 billion; government budgets and low reimbursement could limit the ability for new moms to stay on Medicaid for a year after childbirth; the long-lasting symptoms of COVID-19 could be keeping millions of people out of the workforce.