Legislation removes FDA involvement when patients seek experimental medications. Here’s what critics and proponents say.
Experts say Anthem’s acquisition of Aspire Health, the nation’s biggest non-hospice, community-based palliative care provider, continues the health insurer race to dominate this kind of health experience.
Some of the most amazing things are happening in the delivery of medical care these days. Surgical techniques, new devices, drugs, and diagnostics can treat and cure many medical conditions.
In a decision reached through the joint FDA/CMS Parallel Review process, CMS has granted national Medicare coverage to next-generation sequencing tests approved or cleared by the FDA as companion diagnostics for cancer therapies. This is clearly a win for Medicare beneficiaries and some NGS test providers—but is it also good news for MCOs?
A network of value-based care programs from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association emphasizes quality instead of quantity of medical services provided.
Major depression diagnoses have risen, according to a study of medical claims by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Find out which populations suffer the most.
For far too long, chart chasing was the best method
health plans had to improve HEDIS® measures and Medicare Star ratings. Now, there is
a better way.
We’ve detailed 10 proven ways all health plans can put into practice
now to improve scores this HEDIS® season.
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Healthcare organizations should focus on these things to improve health management of COPD patients and reduce costs.