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Tracey Walker
No insurance is growing problem for heart patients, providers
Two new studies address the financial implications of unexpected major healthcare expenses for common cardiovascular conditions and procedures.
Is there a simple fix for the Part D discount program?
A poll from the Biosimilars Council, a division of the Association for Accessible Medicines, has interesting findings about placing biosimilars and branded biologics on a level playing field to save money.
Kentucky opioid program drops dispensing by 50%
Howard Shaps, MD, senior medical director, WellCare of Kentucky, shares details about the Medicaid insurers’ pilot program designed to fight the opioid epidemic.
Study defines ‘low-value care,’ evaluates toll on healthcare industry
A new study led by UCLA researchers has eye-opening findings about low-cost, high-volume unnecessary healthcare. These low-value services may surprise you.
Federal program aimed at reducing readmissions raises concerns
A new study has shocking findings about death rates in heart failure patients enrolled in the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.
How treating opioid use disorder is cost effective
A commercial health plan analysis by axialHealthcare has interesting findings about funding opioid use disorder treatment plans.
Top five technology investment areas for healthcare organizations
A new survey from SAP/Oxford Economics has eye-opening findings about the progress of healthcare’s digital transformations.
Why MS relapse rates are underreported: What health execs should know
Two patient survey studies sponsored by Mallinckrodt reveal findings about patient-reported multiple sclerosis rates.
ICER-VA alliance for formulary management sparks debate
The National Pharmaceutical Council takes issue with ICER’s collaboration with the VA’s PBM. Find out what both camps are saying.
Survey report reveals how patients believe providers can drive better outcomes
A report on a pair of surveys from West reveals interesting findings about patient engagement, prevention, wellness, and quality of care.