This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.


Text version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive   Media Kit November 18, 2014
Advertisement
   NAMCP Medical Directors Institute   AAMCN    AAIHDS    Conferences    JMCM    Contact Us  

Fall Managed Care Forum
Nov. 13-14, 2014
Bellagio Hotel
Las Vegas Nevada


Click here to visit the conference website.

Click Here to view our Complimentary Online CME/CEU Webcasts

Otezla® (apremilast) is approved for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for phototherapy or systemic therapy. Please click here for more information.

 



Journal of Managed Care Medicine new website released
The Journal of Managed Care Medicine (JMCM) has released its new website at www.jmcmpub.org. The website features current issues, past issues, supplements and much more. Be sure to visit the website for updates on the latest topics in managed care medicine.

If you are interested in advertising on the website or in JMCM, please click here.

If you would like a free subscription to the Journal of Managed Care Medicine, click here and fill out the form.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE  




Fall Managed Care Forum 2014

The Fall Forum will feature the first Annual Innovation Awards for the NAMCP Medical Directors Institute, AAMCN and AAIHDS. If you are interested in applying for this award, please contact Katie Eads at keads@namcp.org or 804-527-1905 and we will send you an application.

The Fall Forum will be held Nov., 12-13, 2014 at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada for medical directors, nurses and administrators.

The Forum features up-to-date, useful information on the ACA and healthcare changes, trends and how to improve patient outcomes.

Click here to see the agenda, speakers, register and for more information on the conference.

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


MANAGED HEALTHCARE NEWS
Click Here to visit the Population Health Management Institute


1st look at health insurance rates for next year is encouraging
The New York Times
Early evidence suggests that competition in the new Affordable Care Act marketplaces is working. Health insurance premiums in major cities around the country are barely rising. That’s the conclusion of two studies of data about newly public insurance rates. One, from the Kaiser Family Foundation, a health research group, looked at 49 cities and found that prices for a popular type of plan are actually going down, on average.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


SPONSORED CONTENT


Compare the cheapest health insurance plans: bronze vs. catastrophic
U.S. News & World Report
In the state-run health insurance marketplaces, the government-approved health insurance plans are divided into five tiers: platinum, gold, silver, bronze and catastrophic. Analysts expect young adults to gravitate toward the bronze and catastrophic plans, which are the lowest-cost options.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS


How ACOs can improve patient engagement
FierceHealthcare
Although Medicare's Accountable Care Organizations have improved quality and netted savings, they must improve their patient engagement strategies, according to a Brookings Institution blog post. Research indicates that ACOs are having difficulty raising awareness among patients that have been assigned to an ACO — in fact, some patients don't even realize they're in an ACO. So patients may seek care outside their network.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Measure, Monitor Immunoglobulin Treatment Outcomes
BioFeedback for immunoglobulin is a health outcomes reporting program that provides clinical feedback on the use of immunoglobulin in autoimmune-related disorders. Physicians and medical directors can now deploy clinical interventions when they have the greatest impact on healthcare quality and costs.

Request more information or schedule a personal introduction.
 


CMS: How to report only once for PQRS, meaningful use, ACOs
EHR Intelligence
Providers participating in the 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System program may not have to submit their quality data more than once in order to participate in additional programs, CMS said in an email update this week. Certain individual eligible professionals and group practices will be eligible to report once on a single set of clinical quality measures that will satisfy some of the requirements for programs such as Value Based Payment Modifier, Medicare EHR Incentive Program, Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization, Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, and the Pioneer ACO program.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


FDA: NEW TREATMENTS & TECHNOLOGY


FDA to Mallinckrodt: Generic Concerta doesn't measure up to J&J's brand
FiercePharma
The FDA's new due diligence on generic drugs now has one victim: Mallinckrodt, which makes a knockoff version of Johnson & Johnson's ADHD drug Concerta. The Dublin-based drugmaker says the FDA is questioning whether its generic actually measures up to the brand.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


  FEATURED COMPANIES
What is Solesta?

What does a good day mean for your patients?

LEARN MORE
Advertise here!

To find out how to feature your company in the NAMCP eNewsletter and other advertising opportunities, Contact Geoffrey Forneret at 469-420-2629.
MORE


FDA approves meningitis vaccine after outbreak at colleges
The Hill
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a vaccine for a strain of meningitis that has infected students on college campuses across the U.S. this year. There are five main strains of the bacteria that causes meningitis, an infection of the bloodstream and lining that surrounds the brain and spinal cord: A, B, C, Y and W. The FDA has vaccines to prevent four of the five, but a vaccine for type B — known as MenB — was unavailable until now.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


GENOMICS & BIOTECH
Click Here to visit the Genomics, Biotech & Emerging Medical Technology Institute


Scientists use mind control to switch on genes
HealthCanal
Swiss researchers say they've found a way to use brainwaves to activate specific genes in the body, the first proof of concept of a technology that could be used in the future to treat conditions like epilepsy and chronic pain. Their study, published in the journal Nature Communications, used mice and people to see if the "mind control" process could work.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  InSightec - World Leader in MRgFUS

MRgFUS is being used in clinics across America to treat uterine fibroids and pain palliation for metastatic bone tumors. It’s a completely non-invasive procedure performed on an outpatient basis where patients report an improvement in QoL within days, not weeks. Discover InSightec now.
 


Nature, as well as nurture, shapes human gut microbiome
Medscape
The composition of an individual's gut microbiome is influenced not just by environmental exposure but also by the genetics of the host. The resulting human gut microbiome affects host metabolism, thereby contributing to obesity.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


PREVENTION & WELLNESS
Click Here to visit the Center for Preventive Health and Lifestyle Medicine


Overweight? You might need a lot more vitamin D
Yahoo Health
How much vitamin D should you take? Our current guidelines suggest identical amounts for 1-year-old kids all the way to 70-year-old adults. But new research has disproved this one-size-fits-all dosage, suggesting we consider one factor over all others — your weight.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Advancement revolutionizes hereditary cancer testing

Myriad myRisk™ Hereditary Cancer utilizes both genetic test status AND personal cancer family history to identify elevated risk for 8 important cancers by analyzing multiple, clinically significant genes. Myriad myRisk improves clinical sensitivity by 40-50% compared to current testing paradigms in a cost-effective manner, providing more value to your members.
 


Older Americans unversed in the Internet 'know less about health'
Medical News Today
The Internet is a familiar tool of everyday life and an important source of information, including on health. Except, that is, for those who find themselves stranded on the wrong side of the "digital divide." Now, researchers warn that older Americans who are not online could be sidelined as the Internet's role in providing health information grows.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


ONCOLOGY
Click Here to visit the Oncology Institute


Medicare plans to pay for lung cancer screening
NBC News
Medicare plans to start paying for lung cancer screening for people at high risk, a move that advocates say could save thousands of lives every year by catching the disease earlier. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services made a formal proposal to start paying for low-dose CT scans to look for lung tumors for people with a high risk of the world’s No. 1 cancer killer.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Chlamydia knocks out the body's own cancer defence
Medical Xpress
Infections due to the sexually transmitted bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis often remain unnoticed. The pathogen is not only a common cause of female infertility; it is also suspected of increasing the risk of abdominal cancer. A research team at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin has now observed the breakdown of an important endogenous protective factor in the course of chlamydial infection.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE




BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Click Here to visit the Behavioral Health Institute


Hope on the horizon: Addressing the causes of schizophrenia
By Dorothy L. Tengler
Schizophrenia is a severe, chronic and generally disabling brain and behavior disorder — a type of illness or psychosis, causing severe mental disturbances that disrupt normal thoughts, speech and behavior. Schizophrenia is believed to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Scientists have thought that several genes are associated with an increased risk of schizophrenia but that no gene alone causes the disease. In the journey to uncover the cause of this age-old disorder, a new theory is being explored — the role of C-reactive protein.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


FAST FACTS
"The largest waterborne disease outbreak in United States history occurred in 1993 in Milwaukee when over 400,000 people became ill with diarrhea when the parasite Cryptosporidium was found in the city's drinking water supply."


TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Who would have health insurance if Medicaid expansion weren't optional (The New York Times)
New milk study misses the real point — milk isn't the problem (By Lauren Swan)
To quarantine or not? A question of trust (By Joan Spitrey)
The real reason you'll want an Apple Watch: Your health insurance will go down (Business Insider)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.
 
Managed Care eNews
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Download media kit

Natalie Rodriguez, Senior Content Editor, 469.420.2635   
Contribute news

This edition of the Managed Care eNews was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!
Recent issues
Nov. 11, 2014
Nov. 11, 2014
Nov. 4, 2014
Oct. 28, 2014



7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063