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AJMC® in the Press, September 27, 2019


Coverage of our peer-reviewed research and news reporting in the healthcare and mainstream press.

An article contributed to AJMC.com, the website of The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®), by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) was cited in an article appearing in The New York Times. The article from AHIP, “Can We Stop Surprise Medical Bills AND Strengthen Provider Networks? California Did,” argued that since California implemented legislation protecting patients from surprise medical billing, in-network specialty doctors in the state have actually increased.

Mountain Grove News Journal’s article on social determinants highlighted a study published in AJMC®, “Passive Social Health Surveillance and Inpatient Readmissions,” which collected self-identified social needs and linked them to claims data, revealing that social needs are associated with inpatient remissions. According to the study, individuals who identified social service needs had 68%, 89%, and 101% higher odds of readmission within 30, 90, and 180 days, respectively.

OBR Oncology’s Thursday newsfeed included AJMC’s article “Researchers Say Second-Generation CAR T-Cell Therapy Proves Successful in Early Studies, Human Trial Planned,” which reported findings from researchers who said they created a second-generation chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy that prevented relapse of lymphoma and leukemia and led to 100% of long-term survival in early laboratory studies.

A press release from InfoBionic on its remote patient monitoring system referenced a supplement to AJMC®. The supplement, “Economic Burden of Multiple Sclerosis and the Role of Managed Care Organizations in Multiple Sclerosis Management,” offered a look at the current health insurance and Medicare utilization landscape for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), the economic burden of the disease, and the role of managed care organizations in MS management.

An article on AJMC.com covering the impact of napping was mentioned in an article from Le News. The AJMC article, “Napping Once or Twice Weekly Linked With Lower Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke,” covered study findings showing that napping during the day once or twice a week may lower the risk of heart attack and stroke. However, there was no association with the duration or greater frequency of naps.

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