2/27/2015
A recent survey indicated that 76% of healthcare providers "would organize and structure to meet chronic care management program requirements" within 6 months. | Read More
2/27/2015
A recent study indicated an initiative that helps companies decrease the overall burden of obesity in the workplace. | Read More
2/26/2015
Although physicians recognize the importance of medication adherence, fewer than half provide medication adherence counseling when prescribing a new drug. | Read More
2/26/2015
As many as 27,000 older adults with cardiovascular issues lived to see 2007 as a result of the Medicare Part D prescription-drug benefit launched in 2006. | Read More
2/26/2015
HHS has followed through on earlier warnings that large employers whose health plans lack hospital benefits will not meet minimum-value threshold of the ACA. | Read More

WEEKLY TOP ARTICLES

2/27/2015

UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest health insurer in the United States, is placing tighter controls on its coverage of hysterectomies after a devi

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2/26/2015

The FDA postponed an advisory committee meeting set to consider a biosimilar copy of the top-selling drug for rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's dise

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2/26/2015

The FDA approved insulin glargine (rDNA origin) injection, 300 U/mL, a once-daily, long-acting basal insulin to treat adults with both type 1 and t

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2/26/2015

The FDA approved the antibiotic ceftazidime-avibactam for treatment against drug-resistant superbugs.

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2/25/2015

Researchers have developed a simple tool to track early changes in cognitive function in older adults without cognitive impairment at the outset.

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2/25/2015

Failure to add new antihypertensive medications or to increase the dose of existing agents when systolic BP is above 150 mm Hg is associated with an increased risk of acute cardiovascular event or even death.

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Healthcare Reform

UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest health insurer in the United States, is placing tighter controls on its coverage of hysterectomies after a devi

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HHS has followed through on earlier warnings that large employers whose health plans lack hospital benefits will not meet minimum-value threshold of the ACA.

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A recent report reviewed the main cost-sharing options in various health plans available through the federal marketplace based on data collected by Healthcare.gov.

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Medicare/Medicaid

As many as 27,000 older adults with cardiovascular issues lived to see 2007 as a result of the Medicare Part D prescription-drug benefit launched in 2006.

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Enrolling in Medicaid is easier for residents nationwide as states offer more automated processes required by the ACA.

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Increasing Medicaid reimbursement for primary care providers improved appointment access by nearly 8%.

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Pharmaceutical News

Topical pimecrolimus as a treatment for eczema may have no significant cancer risk, contrary to a FDA warning, according to research.

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For the most part, the ACA requires new insurance plans to cover birth control methods approved by the FDA.

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A large real-world study provides more evidence that fondaparinux is a better bet than low-molecular-weight heparin for myocardial infarction.

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FDA Activity

The FDA issued a mandate that requires all injectable diabetes medications to carry a warning stating "for single patient use only.”

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The FDA postponed an advisory committee meeting set to consider a biosimilar copy of the top-selling drug for rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's dise

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The FDA approved insulin glargine (rDNA origin) injection, 300 U/mL, a once-daily, long-acting basal insulin to treat adults with both type 1 and t

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Healthcare News

Although physicians recognize the importance of medication adherence, fewer than half provide medication adherence counseling when prescribing a new drug.

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Researchers have developed a simple tool to track early changes in cognitive function in older adults without cognitive impairment at the outset.

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Readmission rates are lowest in hospitals with the smallest volume rather than the highest, according to a new retrospective cross-sectional study.

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Guideline Updates

National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers are better at following guidelines for treating ovarian malignancies than are hospitals without such a designation.

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Updated clinical guidelines on allergic rhinitis (AR) were recently published, recommending that clinicians treat AR with intranasal steroids when patients' symptoms impair their quality of life.

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The Endocrine Society published updated clinical practice guidelines on the pharmacological management of obesity outlines a plan for the use of weight-loss agents.

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President Obama’s administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are calling for costly advancements to combat deadly superbugs. continue reading
Though 2014 was the first year health insurance was offered on the exchange under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a number of individuals remained uninsured. continue reading