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Commentary
By Steve Wigginton, CEO, Icario COVID-19 has exacerbated one of the biggest challenges already facing health plans—motivating people to complete preventive visits. People are choosing to delay routine visits, such as cancer screenings and immunizations for children. Delaying health care will have…
Commentary
By Thomas Perry, vice president and general manager, McKesson RxO The year 2020 started like any other for hospital pharmacies, with a routine focus on ensuring that their shelves were stocked with the usual drugs and supplies. Then the world changed. COVID-19 reached the United States—and within…
Interview
By Edan Stanley Mitch DeKoven, MHSA, senior principal, health economics/outcomes research, real world insights, IQVIA, explains that while payers are used to certain mandates—such as the latest measures requiring health plans to provide access to preventive HIV care—they will need to make more…
White Papers
Despite federal, state, and societal goals to curb the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic, HIV continues to be a significant health burden in the United States. In February 2019, the US Department of Health and Human Services committed to end the HIV epidemic by reducing annual new…
Commentary
By Kaleb Kuhl vice president of sales, Olio I started 2021 with a new job and a new perspective to add my variety of experiences in the population health community as I joined Olio as the Vice President of Sales. For those not familiar with Olio, it is a software solution that makes it simple for…
Cover Story
In early January, JAMA Network Open published results of a cross-sectional study demonstrating the growth in online fundraising to cover health-related expenses [Angraal S, Zachariah AG, Raaisa R, et al. Evaluation of internet-based crowdsourced fundraising to cover health care costs in the United…
Feature
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to stretch the ability and capacity of health care systems—from curbing infection rates, treating severe illness, understanding new variants, to distributing and administering limited vaccine doses—gaps and vulnerabilities within those same systems continue to…
Literature Review
Headache is extremely common in the general population, but despite its high prevalence and impairment, migraine is often not recognized or effectively treated.1  Per the American Migraine foundation, oral and intranasal triptan therapy has proven consistently effective when used to treat migraine…
Viewpoint
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…
Viewpoint
On November 10, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments from both sides on California v Texas, which deals with the constitutionality of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) following the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Specifically, the crux of this case asks…
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