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While OAB is not associated with high mortality rates, its effects on quality of life and overall burden can be stressful to patients and diagnosis/treatment is often delayed due to patients’ lack of understanding of available treatments.
Integrated Healthcare Executive
Ted Anderson, MD, PhD, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Mary Lou Ballweg, Endometriosis Association, along with Tammy Boyd and Kineta Sealey, both from the Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI), discuss a new Alliance that will help address the growing need for care…
News Connection
As the anniversary of the first US COVID-19 case approached, the American Hospital Association (AHA) wrote to former US Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar urging the agency to become more transparent about the vaccine administration plans, as well as offer more support to health…
News Connection
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a rule in an effort to improve both Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug programs.
News Connection
Trauma patients covered by Medicare or Medicaid had improved mortality after implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) compared with before the ACA, but uninsured trauma patients did not. Researchers published their findings in the Journal of the American College of…
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According to researchers of a recent JAMA Network Open study, when comparing utilization, cost, and quality of public (Medicaid) and private health insurance (Marketplace), data showed that there are more important differences than previously thought.
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Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shared new guidance with state health officials to better address social determinants of health (SDoH) for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries. The issued guidance is intended to improve health…
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According to data published in JAMA Network Open, the implementation of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Dependent Coverage Expansion (ACA-DCE) is associated with a reduction in insurance use for sexual and reproductive health services but an increased use of emergency services…
Literature Review
Per the American Migraine foundation, oral and intranasal triptan therapy has proven consistently effective when used to treat migraine earlier in the attack, however, triptan therapy is not effective for all patients with migraine and cannot prevent or stop every headache
What should we expect in health care in 2021? Get a jump on the new year with these informed predictions for health plans and members based on what we learned in 2020. As we reflect on an eventful year nobody was expecting, and as we look ahead to the next 12 months, several things come to mind…
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