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Tripled Hep C Rates Blamed on Opioid Crisis
Tripled Hep C Rates Blamed on Opioid CrisisThe surge in HCV transmission rates is being blamed on the opioid epidemic.
Humana shares its population health management secretsHumana’s goal is to improve the health of the communities it serves 20% by the year 2020. Find out how it is reaching this goal.
Opinion: Substance use disorder privacy law limits both payers, prescribersTwo University of Massachusetts Medical School pharmacists make the case to reform or align 42 CFR Part 2 with HIPAA to better serve patients with substance use disorder.
Four steps managed care can take to promote antimicrobial stewardshipThe call for antimicrobial stewardship is growing. Enact these steps to prevent a return to the pre-antibiotic era.
Behavioral health top priority for employersWith a growing need for services, nearly nine in 10 employers cite behavioral health as an important priority in Willis Towers Watson survey.
MS Group Praises New Drug Despite High Price Tag
MS Group Praises New Drug Despite High Price TagWhy a drug that costs $65,000 a year is making patient groups happy.
New CDC Study Finds Shocking Rates of Overdose DeathsA new CDC study shows that drug overdose deaths have been on the rise and are likely to keep rising.
Four ways to reduce dangerous medical errors at your hospitalConsider these tactics that analyze and address medical errors at a system level.
Program prevents, delays new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58%Leader of the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program explains how it is improving diabetes care.
How providers, payers, employers should be fighting obesityBy addressing the root problem of obesity with structured programs, providers can help patients lose weight and very possibly avoid expensive chronic illnesses as a result. Employers and payers should incentivize healthy weight by paying for obesity care and treatment, potentially reaping substantial savings in the long term.