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 Managed Healthcare News
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Using shared savings to foster coordinated care for dual eligibles
The New England Journal of Medicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From a clinical perspective, dually eligible beneficiaries are more likely than others to have multiple chronic conditions or a severe mental disorder or to have functional limitations and cognitive impairments. Organizing care and support for this population is complicated because they frequently rely on income support, social supports, housing assistance, and long-term care that are administered and paid for by different state and local government agencies. More

Study: Post-discharge phone calls reduce hospital readmissions
Becker's Clinical Quality & Infection Control    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Post-discharge phone calls by a case manager to certain high-risk patients were associated with fewer readmissions, according to a study in the American Journal of Managed Care. In the intervention group of the study, patients at high risk for readmission received a phone call from a case manager within 24 hours of discharge. More

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Nursing@Georgetown is a Master’s in Nursing program delivered online by Georgetown University’s renowned School of Nursing & Health Studies. These programs are designed to help the next generation of nursing leaders achieve their career goals while improving the health and well-being of all people. MORE

Behind the fiscal cliff deal, a prolonged hospital finance fight
Kaiser Health News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
After Congress' fiscal cliff deal dug into hospitals' pockets to avert a drop in Medicare payments to physicians, industry associations screamed. The president of the American Hospital Association said the reductions — nearly $15 billion over a decade — "will make it harder for patients to access the care they need." The president of the Federation of American Hospitals also said patients would suffer because lawmakers had decided to "rob hospital Peter to pay for fiscal cliff Paul." More

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FDA approves new tuberculosis drug after 40 years
Medical Daily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Food and Drug Administration announced that it has approved Sirturo — bedaquiline — to treat multiple drug resistant tuberculosis in adults when all other treatments fail. More

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Concentra offers medical practice expertise, operational and peer support, and long-term stability to enable your professional and financial success. Our providers work consistent schedules that encourage healthy work-life balance, and experience the satisfaction of working in an environment designed to reduce administrative burden while allowing more time for patient care.

Company gives up on drug for Lou Gehrig's disease
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A closely watched experimental drug to treat Lou Gehrig's disease failed to work in a late-stage clinical trial, the drug's developer, Biogen Idec, said, disappointing medical experts who had hoped it might be a useful tool against the poorly understood and fatal illness. The company said it would discontinue work on the drug. More

 Prevention & Wellness
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Obesity-related physician training has a long way to go
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Fewer than half of physicians — 44 percent — who participated in a recent survey from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health said they've achieved success in helping obese patients lose weight. More

Watchdog disputes energy shot's 'no crash' claim
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The distributor of the top-selling energy "shot," 5-Hour Energy, has long claimed on product labels, in promotions and in television advertisements that the concentrated caffeine drink produced "no crash later" — the type of letdown that consumers of energy drinks often feel when the beverages' effects wear off. More

 Genomics and Biotech
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Drug fulfills promise of research into cystic fibrosis gene
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VideoBriefThe promise of genetic medicine is beginning to be fulfilled, but it's been a long, hard slog. Take the story of Kalydeco. It's designed to treat people with a lung disease called cystic fibrosis. While not quite a cure, the drug is extremely effective for some CF patients. More

Study: Genes changes seen in Alzheimer's can be found in infancy
HealthDay News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Brain changes found in adults with certain gene variants linked to conditions including Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia and autism can also be spotted in brain scans done on newborns, a new study indicates. More

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Pap tests for cervical cancer often are wasted
NPR    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When it comes to testing women for cervical cancer, the nation sure could be doing a better job. Too many women who don't need them are getting regular Pap tests. Other women who could benefit from the tests aren't getting them, often those are women without health insurance. More

Tumor boards linked to little association with effects on cancer care
Science Daily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There is little association of multidisciplinary tumor boards with measures of use, quality, or survival, and measuring only the presence of tumor boards may not be adequate in determining their effects on cancer care, according to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. More

 Behavioral Health
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Research suggest astronauts at higher risk to Alzheimer's, dementia
CNET    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A study published in PLOS One looks at the effects of galactic cosmic radiation on mice. Researchers exposed the mice to particle irradiation like that found in space. The result was cognitive impairment in line with the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. More

Study: Antidepressants during pregnancy won't lead to stillbirth, infant death
CBS News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Antidepressants won't increase an expecting mother's risk for stillbirth or having a baby that dies during infancy, a new study shows. Swedish researchers studied 30,000 women who had filled a prescription for a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, a commonly-prescribed medication that includes drugs like Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil and Lexapro. More

"Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or "Lou Gehrig's disease," is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive loss of muscle control, eventually leading to death, according to the ALS Association."

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