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Across the globe, 33 million people have atrial fibrillation (AF), a disorder of heart rhythm. In the United States, an estimated 3-6 million people have AF, and with our aging population, this number is expected to increase — AF occurs in 2 percent of those under...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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COVID-19 is not an equal-opportunity illness. Older people and patients with chronic conditions are, on average, far more vulnerable to suffering from serious illness and death from the disease than younger people without ongoing health problems. Although the data are not...

source: Managed Healthcare Executive

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration started cracking down on coronavirus antibody blood tests that do not work. The FDA published a list of more than two dozen companies that have failed to file applications to keep their tests on the market or have already pulled their...

source: New York Daily News

Have pain? For many years, the answer has been to take a pill. But the opioid epidemic has shown the limitations — dangers — of sticking to just pharmacological approaches to one of the most common, fearsome health problems that people have, especially when the...

source: Managed Healthcare Executive

Employing a single-specialty pharmacist dedicated to reviewing specialty drug utilization across a healthcare plan can save millions of dollars, according to a new study. The data come as high-cost biologics continue to become...

source: Managed Healthcare Executive

Terry Reowinski writes: "Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare industry has had to digitize quickly to continue caring for patients while minimizing risk of exposure. Unfortunately, healthcare has historically been one of the industries least prepared to digitize;...

source: Managed Healthcare Executive

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are seeking answers from the Trump administration over the status of the Next Generation ACO Model set to expire this year and the upcoming Direct Contracting Model. The National Association...

source: FierceHealthcare


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