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Behavioral health top priority for employersWith a growing need for services, nearly nine in 10 employers cite behavioral health as an important priority in Willis Towers Watson survey.
Prescribing practices that increase risk of opioid overdoseTwo studies, one from Prime Therapeutics and Stanford, reveal an alarming increase in overdose with concurrent use of opioids and benzodiazepines. Here’s how managed care can help.
Six things other industries can learn from healthcareIndustry leaders say that despite criticisms against the healthcare industry, there are some great lessons it can teach other industries.
Five advancements in diabetes treatment to watch
Five advancements in diabetes treatment to watchThe healthcare industry continues to focus efforts on treatments that work better, and ideally are less expensive and less invasive for patients.
New C-suite position to watch: Chief experience officers
New C-suite position to watch: Chief experience officersChief experience officers improve the patient experience—and the experience of caregivers.
Bariatric surgery costs vs. benefits: Plan coverage considerationsFrom a healthcare perspective, bariatric surgery is considered one of the most effective options for short-term and sustained weight loss. But does the investment pay off?
Payers strategize to manage opioid useHow managed care organizations manage opioid utilization and some of the limitations to those management strategies was a hot topic at the AMCP Annual Meeting.
Insulin treatment persistence varies among payersA study from Walgreens provides a benchmark of basal insulin treatment persistence across different payers in the United States.
How to target high-risk populations with behavioral healthHere are four of the top benefits of incorporating behavioral health management into care management plans for members with chronic conditions.
Start MACRA reporting with a HIPAA risk assessment, or don’t start at allHere are five key security risk assessment elements to identify and remediate.