addiction

Four pain management programs curbing the opioid epidemicFrom State-led programs to innovative pharmacist-hospital partnerships, these programs are fighting to quell the epidemic.
60 percent risk of alcohol-related death in psoriasisNEJM analysis proves what has been suspected for decades: Alcohol can be more deadly in the psoriasis population as compared to non-psoriasis patients.
Four risks healthcare executives should monitor in 2018With the right preventions in place, hospitals and healthcare executives will be well positioned to respond to these four risks in 2018.
Program uses provider, patient incentives to fight opioid epidemicProviders are coming up short when it comes to HEDIS measures related to substance abuse. Here’s how one health plan is changing that.
Express Scripts Limits Opioid Prescriptions
Express Scripts Limits Opioid PrescriptionsThe PBM giant is cutting down on the number of opioids new patients can buy.
Fourteen things Trump needs to know about opioidsAs President Trump promises fight the opioid epidemic, here are 14 things experts want him to know.
Reader Response
Reader ResponseA Letter to the Editor about our recent article on opioid addiction.
Why addiction change shouldn’t come from DCAction on substance misuse is too important to leave to politicians.
Mental health: The secret sauce to healthcare reformMental health advocate Patrick J. Kennedy talks to Managed Healthcare Executive about reform, mental health equity, and how payers can help integrate care in mental health.
P4P programs feasible in addiction settingsAlcohol and drug dependency treatment goals can tied to an insurer’s pay-for-performance incentive program. Here’s how.