21st Century Cures Act

21st Century Cures is a step in the right direction for behavioral health
21st Century Cures is a step in the right direction for behavioral healthOften considered the social outcast of healthcare, behavioral health has long struggled to obtain legitimacy in the eyes of the general medical community. But with more than 60 million Americans effected every year from mental illness, something has to change.
Isn't it time for a 21st Century Pain assessment?The evaluation of pain is extremely difficult due to its subjective nature. We need to move to an evaluation of acute pain that not only takes the patient’s perception into account, but also, for the first time, incorporates objective measures of pain into a global assessment matrix.
Cures Act covers vaccines, ACIP, and moreA congressional fact of life is the dangerous “Christmas tree” bill, which passes with so much on it that many things don’t get the scrutiny they deserve. The 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law by President Obama on December 13, 2016, is such a bill.
Four things to know about the 21st Century Cures ActThe 21st Century Cures Act, a landmark medical research bill, offers healthcare executives a promising future.
Real-world results determine value-based price for specialty drugsIn an era when adherence to specialty pharmaceuticals is disturbingly low, value-based pricing needs real-world results, not single-arm accelerated trials.