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Managing Mental Health is a 3-part series dedicated to exploring the challenges managed care professionals face regarding the treatment of mental health illnesses, with a specific focus on dementia, schizophrenia, and depression.
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Although there is no cure for multiple myeloma, treatment options are increasing for the cancer —with more still to come in the pipeline.
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Amid a resurgence of interest in clinical pathways among payers, a bill introduced in the California Assembly in February would prevent payers from developing and implementing pathway programs beginning in 2017.
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The AMA wants to ban Direct to Consumer (DTC) advertising of prescription drugs and medical devices. Our expert pannel offer their take on whether DTC ads lead to higher cost or more informed patients.
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With its release, the work has just begun. Key stakeholders comment on what challenges lay ahead for states, health plans, and providers as this new era of Medicaid managed care is ushered in.

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A preliminary review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration questioned the usefulness of a combination diabetes drug made by Sanofi SA's and said it was unclear whether one component, lixisenatide, contributed to its benefit.
5/23/2016
Although American adults are increasingly confident in their ability to pay for long-term care, misperceptions persist about how this care will be provided and the role of government programs in financing care services.
5/23/2016
Despite guidelines recommending statin therapy for adults with diabetes high cholesterol, primary care physicians continue to under-prescribe statins for diabetic patients, according to new research.
5/23/2016
In a population of Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions, having medications home-delivered was associated with significantly improved rates of medication adherence.
5/21/2016
A new study suggests that, for Medicare beneficiaries with dementia, greater continuity of care results in lower costs, lower risk of hospitalization, and less medical testing.
5/21/2016

CONFERENCE INSIDER

Kelsey Moroz | 2/16/2016
If other prices had grown as quickly as health care since 1945, a dozen eggs would cost $55, a gallon of milk would be $48, and a dozen oranges would be $134, said Jan Vest, chief executive officer, Signature Medical Group (SMG), during a session at...
Kelsey Moroz | 2/16/2016
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains a common—and costly—problem in US health care that is continuing to grow. By 2020, it is estimated that 38.7% of the population will have some form of CVD, with total direct medical costs associated with it more...
Jolynn Tumolo | 2/16/2016
Programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) inhibitors are positioned for significant growth as immunotherapy options in oncology treatment, according to a pair of presenters at AMCP Nexus.  Kirby J. Eng, RPh, executive director, business development,...
Eileen Koutnik-Fotopoulos | 2/16/2016
It is growing more difficult to manage cancer care. A solid foundation of care incorporates evidence-based medicine with personalized care and network strategies—and helps improve quality outcomes while reducing cost. Achieving this model of care is...
Eileen Koutnik-Fotopoulos | 2/16/2016
There is widespread agreement on the importance of measuring and optimizing the quality of medical care; however, controversy exists around the best ways to achieve this. During the 57th American Society of Hematology Meeting & Exposition, 3...
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