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By A. Mark Fendrick, MD, University of Michigan, School of Public Health A. Mark Fendrick, MD, director at the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design, weighs the pros and cons of patient support programs, focusing on value-based insurance models and out of pocket costs…
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By Peter Sonnenreich, Bassem Wolley, Katherine Moody, and Linda Geisler Alice B. Gottlieb, MD, PhD, clinical professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. This scientific presentation was given by Alice B. Gottlieb, MD, PhD, at a dinner program titled “HANDS…
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By Julie Gould Peter M ten Klooster, PhD, assistant professor at the University of Twente in Enschede in the Netherlands, discusses the importance of achieving early remission for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). He highlights the major takeaways for payers, which include substantial cost…
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By Julie Gould  Beau Norgeot, MS, of Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute at the University of California, explains how artificial intelligence (AI) impacts the cost of care for patients with complex diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, and highlights the challenges of implementing…
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By Julie Gould Parvaneh Heidari, PhD student at Monash University, explains why it is recommended that health policy makers globally identify the appropriate out-of-pocket amount, so these costs do not affect medication adherence among patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Please tell us a little…
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Nirav Shah, MD, is an attending anesthesiologist and interventional pain management specialist at Northshore University Health System and a clinician educator at the University of Chicago in Illinois. During this interview, Dr Shah discusses neuromodulation and explains how it can potentially…
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By Julie Gould According to recent study findings published online in Arthritis & Rheumatology, higher levels of physical activity reduced the risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).    In order to evaluate long-term physical activity and subsequent risk for RA among an all-female study population…
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The use of rapid, cloud-enabled, onsite testing for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has great potential to generate value to payers and lower the number of office visits for the average patient, according to recent research published online in the Journal of Medical Economics. To better understand how…
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Wendy Marder, MD, an associate professor and clinical service chief of the division of rheumatology at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, Michigan, discusses telemedicine in a rheumatology setting. Telemedicine has given physicians the ability to deliver care to patients, regardless of where they…
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As with many treatments in modern medicine, the treatments for for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have advanced significantly in the last 2 decades. It was not all that long ago, about 85 years or so, that the gold standard of treatment for RA was in fact intramuscular injections of gold. While there is…
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