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The RCM Rundown for Rheumatologists: A Webinar on Process Success Got questions about revenue cycle management (RCM) and related reports? United Rheumatology is here to help.Georgia Bonney, practice manager at Virginia Rheumatology Clinic…

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Total annual cost of juvenile idiopathic arthritis ranges from $1,100 to $44,800

The total annual costs for the family of a patient with juvenile idiopathic arthritis are substantial, ranging from $1,122 to $44,832, with the highest dollar amounts spent on medication and medical appointments, according…

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USPSTF changing guideline development process to be more gender inclusive

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force announced that it is “strengthening the way it communicates about sex and gender in recommendation statements,” according to a press release.Previously published data indicate that there are…

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Biologic use in psoriasis may increase PsA incidence vs. phototherapy, oral therapies

Patients with psoriasis who use biologics are more likely to develop psoriatic arthritis than those on other or no therapies, according to retrospective data published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.“Given the…

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Hooked on Rheum with Ellen M. Gravallese, MD

I was in my fourth year at Columbia Medical School and was planning to become a hematologist. Columbia had an affiliation with a community hospital in Cooperstown, New York, and it was arranged…

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Low rehabilitation use among Black patients with RA tied to disability, not disease activity

The use of rehabilitation services is low among Black patients with rheumatoid arthritis, with use linked to disability but not disease activity, according to data published in Arthritis Care & Research.“The advances in…

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There Are Nearly 60 Million U.S. Adults with Arthritis, According to a New CDC Report

The report also found high rates of limitations on daily activities and poor mental health among arthritis patients. The post There Are Nearly 60 Million U.S. Adults with Arthritis, According to a New…

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New Study Finds High Rates of Fibromyalgia Among U.S. Military Members with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

And the rates were even higher among military members who had not yet received treatment for PTSD. The post New Study Finds High Rates of Fibromyalgia Among U.S. Military Members with Post-Traumatic Stress…

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Exercising with Psoriatic Arthritis: How to Get Started and Work Out Safely

The potential rewards of exercise for people with psoriatic arthritis — including less pain and fatigue — are undeniably worth it. Here, how to exercise safely and pick the right type of workout…

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I’ve Always Been Anxious, But It Got Worse After Being Diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Other Chronic Illnesses

It’s been a journey for Jennifer Walker to figure out that anxiety and related depression was no longer something they could manage with self-care alone. Here’s how they’re getting help and moving forward….

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More Severe Psoriasis Is Linked with More Progression to Psoriatic Arthritis

Having the inflammatory skin disease psoriasis automatically increases your risk of developing psoriatic arthritis. New research adds to the body of evidence that that your psoriasis severity may play a role in whether…

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Centene CEO Neidorff defends COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Centene CEO Neidorff defends COVID-19 vaccine mandatespminemyerTue, 10/26/2021 – 07:23

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Startup Brave Health picks up $10M to expand access to behavioral health care for Medicaid patients

Startup Brave Health picks up $10M to expand access to behavioral health care for Medicaid patientshlandiTue, 10/26/2021 – 07:03

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CitiusTech taps new CEO as payer-focused company eyes strategic M&A moves

CitiusTech taps new CEO as payer-focused company eyes strategic M&A movesrtorrenceMon, 10/25/2021 – 20:19

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UHS' acute care volumes, revenues rose as COVID-driven labor shortages shuttered its behavioral services

UHS’ acute care volumes, revenues rose as COVID-driven labor shortages shuttered its behavioral servicesdmuoioMon, 10/25/2021 – 16:56

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Cigna expands access to virtual care services available through MDLive

Cigna expands access to virtual care services available through MDLivepminemyerMon, 10/25/2021 – 16:32

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Unproven But Profitable Stem Cell Clinics

JAMA features a report on the controversy of stem cell treatments for musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders. Stem cell clinics are popular and proliferating as they are largely a cash business and fall outside of…

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Treat-to-Target in RA: No Increase in AEs

Implementing a treat-to-target approach for the care of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) did not result in an increase in adverse events or resource use, a post-hoc analysis of a randomized trial showed. In an…

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An Association between GCA and IBD ?

A population based analysis from Israel suggests that giant cell arteritis (GCA) patients may be at increased risk for  inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) mainly target. This research was based on sporadic reports in…

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FDA's Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Finalized

In response to the growing opioid crisis, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved the final Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS), designed to reduce the risk of abuse, misuse,…

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Breast Implant Study: More Worries or Not?

The Annals of Surgery reports on an anlaysis of FDA-mandated postmarket studies, including nearly 100,000 breast implant pprocedures, that showed silicone implants to be associated with higher rates of  Sjögren’s syndrome, scleroderma, rheumatoid…

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