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COVID-19 Topic Center

Expert Insights

Interview
By Edan Stanley Annie Yan, PharmD, manager of value & access strategy at Xcenda, a part of AmerisourceBergen, offers insight from study that evaluated payer-initiated oncology pathways (OCPs), in which trends in utilization, development, and barriers to implementation were measured. For this…
Interview
By Edan Stanley Tasmina Hydery, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, assistant director, integrated technology solutions, and Linnea Tennant, PharmD, MBA, MS, assistant director, value and access strategy, both from Xcenda, discuss their recent study which examined the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (…
Commentary
By Icario Team To stay competitive, health plans must make member satisfaction and CAHPS a priority. Here are 5 ways to improve member interaction that can enhance retention and health along the way. Medicare Advantage (MA) members now have more choices than ever when it comes to the plans they…
Interview
By Julie Gould  Jenn Zerbato, PhD, post-doctoral research fellow, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, breaks down why HIV RNA could serve as a better measure of efficient latency reversal in both pre-clinical and clinical assessment of latency reversing agents (LRAs). What…
Cover Story
While the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in increased morbidity and mortality rates on a global scale, it has also exacerbated and brought the mental health crisis to the forefront. More than ever, people are seeking mental health services and experts believe a population-based approach could be…
Viewpoint
There will be little nostalgia associated with placing 2020 in rearview mirror for most health care stakeholders. Especially on the financial front, the year has left provider organizations with unprecedented challenges that will likely follow them well into 2021. One report released in September…
Feature
As COVID-19 spurs expansion of payer telehealth offerings, some say initiatives begun during the pandemic could become the norm. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic quickened the adoption of telehealth as many members turned to remote, virtual care services as a way of managing their health while…
Feature
The American Rescue Plan recently signed into law includes an incentive to encourage states to expand Medicaid. Will any of the 12 holdout states broaden their program for the needy, or do political divisions run so deep that compromise is out of the question? President Joe Biden has signed the $1…
Interview
By Julie Gould  Anthony Costello, president of Patient Cloud at Medidata, discusses challenges facing clinical trials with regard to sensor and data usage, and explores a solution that will help lower costs and enable greater operational efficiency by making it easier for patients to share data…
Formulary Frontlines
Lung cancer remains the second most common cancer in both men and women in the United States with an estimated 235,760 adults (119,100 men and 116,660 women)1 expected to be diagnosed in 2021. There are two main types of lung cancer including the more prevalent non-small cell lung cancer and small…
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