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Our First Payer Agreement is in Hand!

By Douglas Tardio President, CEO As we celebrate a new year, and the entrance to a new decade, I wanted to share my thoughts on 2019 and my expectations for an incredible 2020...
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Healio Newsfeed

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Trump’s claim to have ‘saved’ preexisting conditions clashes with record

Earlier this month, health care policy suddenly managed to steal some headlines away from impeachment and the ongoing horserace of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, when President Donald Trump declared in a tweet … Read moreTrump’s claim to have ‘saved’ preexisting conditions clashes with record

Less than 40% of patients with high RA disease activity modify treatment

Despite treat-to-target recommendations for rheumatoid arthritis, only 38% of patients with high disease activity were offered a treatment change during their most recent visit with their rheumatologist, according to survey results published in … Read moreLess than 40% of patients with high RA disease activity modify treatment

Patients with moderate PsA disease more likely to meet treatment targets with apremilast

Patients with psoriatic arthritis are more likely to achieve treatment targets, such as remission or low disease activity, with apremilast if they demonstrate moderate, compared with high, disease activity at baseline, according to … Read morePatients with moderate PsA disease more likely to meet treatment targets with apremilast

Refresh your practice

In this guest editorial, Wayne B. Jonas, MD, the executive director of Samueli Integrative Health Programs and a former director of the NIH’s Office of Alternative Medicine, discusses how to adapt your practice … Read moreRefresh your practice

Neuropsychiatric events most frequent near SLE diagnosis, linked to excess mortality

Among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, neuropsychiatric events occur most frequently around the time of the initial diagnosis, and are associated with reduced health-related quality of life and excess mortality, according to data … Read moreNeuropsychiatric events most frequent near SLE diagnosis, linked to excess mortality

CreakyJoints Newsfeed

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CreakyJoints Data Finds that Patients Prioritize Their Physician’s Treatment Goals Over Their Own

The post CreakyJoints Data Finds that Patients Prioritize Their Physician’s Treatment Goals Over Their Own appeared first on CreakyJoints.

45 Things No One Tells You About How Arthritis Really Changes Your Life

There’s life before an arthritis diagnosis and life after. Here are some things you can expect. The post 45 Things No One Tells You About How Arthritis Really Changes Your Life appeared first … Read more45 Things No One Tells You About How Arthritis Really Changes Your Life

25% of Americans Do Not Have a Primary Care Provider (and That Number Keeps Growing)

Younger people are more likely than older adults to lack a primary care provider. The post 25% of Americans Do Not Have a Primary Care Provider (and That Number Keeps Growing) appeared first … Read more25% of Americans Do Not Have a Primary Care Provider (and That Number Keeps Growing)

Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients in High Disease Activity Don’t Change Their Treatment Regimen Very Often

Only about one-third of RA patients in high disease activity were offered a treatment change at their rheumatologist visit, according to a recent study in the ArthritisPower research registry. The post Rheumatoid Arthritis … Read moreRheumatoid Arthritis Patients in High Disease Activity Don’t Change Their Treatment Regimen Very Often

Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS) for Arthritis Pain: Does It Help?

Find out if you should give a TENS device a try to relieve your pain. The post Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS) for Arthritis Pain: Does It Help? appeared first on CreakyJoints.

FierceHealthcare Newsfeed

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Verily moves further into heart research as Study Watch picks up new FDA clearance

Verily, Alphabet’s life sciences research arm, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Study Watch for an irregular pulse monitor feature. Verily plans to leverage this new capability to detect irregular heart rate to build … Read moreVerily moves further into heart research as Study Watch picks up new FDA clearance

Newly updated formulary tool aims to help payers get early information on unapproved drugs

A formulary submission tool has been updated to enable payers to get access to drugs’ product information before they are approved in order to make decisions faster.

Surgeon general says healthcare professionals need to do a better job helping smokers quit

While the dangers of cigarette smoking are well known, over 40% of adults who smoke do not receive advice to quit from a healthcare professional. A new report released Thursday—three decades after the … Read moreSurgeon general says healthcare professionals need to do a better job helping smokers quit

NextGen Healthcare CEO sounds off on opposition to federal data-sharing rule

NextGen Healthcare President and CEO Rusty Frantz sounded off about hospital executives opposing proposed federal data-sharing rules while also sharing data with Silicon Valley tech companies. “Wellness and lowering the cost of care is … Read moreNextGen Healthcare CEO sounds off on opposition to federal data-sharing rule

Chutes & Ladders—CommonSpirit Health's CEO change-up; Memorial Sloan Kettering hires marketing exec

Welcome to this week’s Chutes & Ladders, our roundup of hirings, firings and retirings throughout the industry. Please submit the good news—or the bad—from your shop, and we will feature it here at … Read moreChutes & Ladders—CommonSpirit Health's CEO change-up; Memorial Sloan Kettering hires marketing exec

Rheumatology Advisor Newsfeed

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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 … Read moreUnproven But Profitable Stem Cell Clinics

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 … Read moreTreat-to-Target in RA: No Increase in AEs

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 … Read moreAn Association between GCA and IBD ?

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, … Read moreFDA's Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Finalized

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 … Read moreBreast Implant Study: More Worries or Not?