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One insurer proves that value-based reimbursement works in practiceHumana’s value-based reimbursement model with physicians has helped to improve care quality and health outcomes for its Medicare Advantage (MA) program members.
Four developments helping address the opioid epidemicAs the opioid epidemic continues across the U.S., new treatment programs and guidelines could help reverse the trend.
Physical activity decreases inflammation linked to psoriatic arthritisInflammatory pain is a component of psoriatic arthritis, and participating in physical activity, such as yoga, is a way to reduce inflammation and manage chronic pain if a patient is experiencing it.
HHS tackles opioid epidemicHHS is taking formal steps to address opioid addiction, a widely recognized national public health crisis. Find out the policy changes.
Balancing opioid benefits, dangersOpioids are powerful clinical tools that effectively treat pain and have a place in therapy, but it can be difficult to manage the dangers. Here's a look at some of the abuse-deterrent drugs on the horizon.
Buccal buprenorphine approved for patients with chronic painFDA has approved buprenorphine (Belbuca, Endo Pharmaceuticals) buccal film for use in patients with chronic pain.
[BLOG]: Pain management: Can we balance patient access, safety and economic value?Pain management is a problem for patients, practitioners, pharmacists, and others. Many patients are not getting the care and relief they deserve, even when they suffer from acute or chronic pain. In this blog post, Srinivas Nalamachu, MD asks if its possible to balance patient access to pain medication with safety and economic value.
Advances in wound healing tools and techniquesNew wound-healing tools arising from evolving knowledge of the wound-healing process include drugs, debridement techniques, advanced skin grafting tools and stem cell delivery strategies.
Study questions use of paracetamol for lower back pain and osteoarthritisParacetamol is ineffective in reducing pain, disability or improving quality of life for patients who suffer from low back pain or osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, and its use may affect the liver, according to a study published BMJ.
Chronic pain meds misused by 20% to 25% of patientsApproximately 20 to 25 percent of patients using opioids for chronic pain have misused these drugs, according to a report published in the journal Pain.