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Health Management

Patients who need PCSK9 inhibitors can’t get themStudy: PCSK9 inhibitors are being rejected by insurers at very high rates even in high-risk patients like those with familial hypercholesterolemia.
How to connect with the sickest, neediest patientsA new Commonwealth Fund survey on how Medicaid changes could affect this population, has experts weighing in on ways to resolve the healthcare disconnect.
How one hospital reduced pediatric epilepsy emergency visits, admissionsNationwide Children’s Hospital sees dramatic drop in ED visits and inpatient admissions for epilepsy patients with collaborative quality improvement project.
Game-changing cholesterol-buster further reduces heart attack, strokeA new outcomes study shows that the PCSK9 inhibitor Repatha significantly reduced the risk of hard major adverse cardiovascular events in high-risk patients by 20%.
Partnership aims to make insulin more affordableCVS, Novo Nordisk launch a prescription savings program to help patients afford essential medications.
Regulatory changes for community oncology: What health execs should knowOne thing that is unlikely to change under the new Administration is the goal of reducing the cost of healthcare through various alternative payment initiatives. Here’s how that will affect oncology.
Four steps managed care can take to promote antimicrobial stewardshipThe call for antimicrobial stewardship is growing. Enact these steps to prevent a return to the pre-antibiotic era.
Game changing idea: Specialty intensive medical homeBlue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois partners with gastroenterology group to focus on Crohn’s disease patients.
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.