Measurement properties of the Short Form-36 (SF-36) and the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy – Anemia (FACT-An) in patients with anemia associated with chronic kidney disease

from Health and Quality of Life Outcomes at http://bit.ly/2kBolwO on May 31, 2018 at 10:33PM Anemia is a common and debilitating manifestation of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Data from two clinical trials in patients with anemia of CKD were used to assess the measurement properties of the Medical Out…

How did the ACA’s individual mandate affect insurance coverage? Evidence from coverage decisions by higher income people

from Brookings: Topics – Health at https://brook.gs/2J5kt1R on May 31, 2018 at 08:51PM By Matthew Fiedler The tax legislation enacted in December 2017 repealed the tax penalty associated with the individual mandate—the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that people who do not qualify for an exemption obtain health insurance coverage—effectively repealing the mandate itself. Understanding […]

Coverage gains among higher-income people suggest the ACA’s individual mandate had big effects on coverage

from Brookings: Topics – Health at https://brook.gs/2skOT9U on May 31, 2018 at 08:51PM By Matthew Fiedler The tax legislation enacted in December 2017 repealed the tax penalty associated with the individual mandate—the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that people who do not qualify for an exemption obtain health insurance coverage—effectively repealing the mandate itself. Understanding […]

How did the ACA’s individual mandate affect insurance coverage? Evidence from coverage decisions by higher income people

from Brookings: Topics – Health at https://brook.gs/2J5kt1R on May 31, 2018 at 08:01PM By Matthew Fiedler The tax legislation enacted in December 2017 repealed the tax penalty associated with the individual mandate—the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that people who do not qualify for an exemption obtain health insurance coverage—effectively repealing the mandate itself. Understanding […]

Coverage gains among higher-income people suggest the ACA’s individual mandate had big effects on coverage

from Brookings: Topics – Health at https://brook.gs/2skOT9U on May 31, 2018 at 08:01PM By Matthew Fiedler The tax legislation enacted in December 2017 repealed the tax penalty associated with the individual mandate—the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that people who do not qualify for an exemption obtain health insurance coverage—effectively repealing the mandate itself. Understanding […]

Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 28

from THCB at http://bit.ly/2Lcy5cj on May 31, 2018 at 04:19PM Another late night Health 2.0 Europe related episode of #Healthin2point00. Filmed (yet again by Jennifer Lannon) in front of a live studio audience (well, a bunch of people at the restaurant in Spain), with more reflections on the conference, Indu Subaiya’s talk and where we […]

AJMC to Add NAACOS to Strategic Alliance Program

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2svcJ1Q on May 31, 2018 at 04:00PM The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) has announced its intent to add the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOS) to its Strategic Alliance program. The partnership aims at promoting the implementation of accountable care models, according to a press […]

Paying for Digital Health: Payer Insights

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2kFowYa on May 31, 2018 at 03:30PM Digital technology is revolutionizing health care from advanced electronic medical records and telemedicine to emerging technologies such as smart pills/inhalers and 3D dose printing. Great stuff, but payers are only interested in value. Where there is evidence that digital technology delivers […]

Health Care in a Multi-Payer System: Spillovers of Health Care Service Demand among Adults under 65 on Utilization and Outcomes in Medicare

from Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2Lagx0o on May 31, 2018 at 08:45AM Publication date: Available online 30 May 2018 Source:Journal of Health Economics Author(s): Sherry Glied, Kai Hong This paper examines, theoretically and empirically, how changes in the demand for health insurance and medical services in the non-Medicare population − coverage eligibility changes for […]

Predicting health-related quality of life (EQ-5D-5 L) and capability wellbeing (ICECAP-A) in the context of opiate dependence using routine clinical outcome measures: CORE-OM, LDQ and TOP

from Health and Quality of Life Outcomes at http://bit.ly/2J3etqg on May 30, 2018 at 09:03PM Economic evaluation normally requires information to be collected on outcome improvement using utility values. This is often not collected during the treatment of substance use disorders making cost-effectiven…

Rasch analysis suggests that health assessment questionnaire II is a generic measure of physical functioning for rheumatic diseases: a cross-sectional study

from Health and Quality of Life Outcomes at http://bit.ly/2LIHhWU on May 30, 2018 at 09:03PM Versions of the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) are commonly used to measure physical functioning across multiple rheumatic diseases but there has been no clear demonstration that any HAQ version is actu…

Spending on Public Health Remains Low Despite ROI

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2LKxmQI on May 30, 2018 at 06:19PM   Public health interventions have contributed to increased life expectancy and cut costs associated with disease, however public health spending remains significantly less than on medical care. According to a recent article on The Upshot, public health initiatives such as vaccines, […]

NPC: RWD, RWD Continue to Grow

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2sk6VZM on May 30, 2018 at 05:19PM The National Pharmaceutical Council in a blog post published May 18 says while real-world data is continuously growing, it’s a complicated task to convert it from data to real-world evidence. “Real-world data, collected from everyday health care experiences, is growing in […]

An Evidence-Based Co-Occurring Disorder Intervention in VA Homeless Programs

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at http://bit.ly/2IWH2tt on May 30, 2018 at 04:27PM Background Evidence-based treatment for co-occurring disorders is needed within programs that serve homeless Veterans to assist with increasing engagement in care and to prevent future housing loss. A specialized co-occurring disorders treatment engagement intervention called Maintaining Independence and Sobriety […]

Center for Biosimilars Offers Key Biosimilars Takeaways from ISPOR 2018

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2xt4ZmZ on May 30, 2018 at 04:19PM The Center for Biosimilars recently offered seven key takeaways from the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research’s Baltimore meeting. Researchers during the meeting said the U.S. could save roughly $38.3 million over three years if two infliximab biosimilars earn interchangeable […]

FDA Video Series Spotlights Biosimilars

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2J0TdkX on May 30, 2018 at 03:49PM The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is shining the spotlight on biosimilars and other interchangeable products in a new five-part video series published on YouTube. Featuring FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Director of OND Therapeutics Biologics and Biosimilars Staff Leah Christl, […]

Martine Quinzii, obituary

from Market Design at http://bit.ly/2LJ3GDx on May 30, 2018 at 01:12PM This sad news about Martine Quinzii comes from the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory. In Memoriam: Martine Quinzii “Our friend and colleague passed away on May 25, 2018 after a long illness that she faced with both courage and dignity. She was […]

Puerto Rico: Post-Truth Deaths

from The Incidental Economist at http://bit.ly/2L6qI5Q on May 29, 2018 at 06:56PM From Nishant Kishore and colleagues, in the New England Journal of Medicine: BACKGROUND In September 2017, Hurricane Maria caused massive infrastructural damage to Puerto Rico, but its effect on mortality remains contentious. The official death count is 64. METHODS Using a representative, stratified […]

Health in 2 point 00, Episode 28

from THCB at http://bit.ly/2GZsun2 on May 29, 2018 at 06:26PM With .health‘s Jennifer Lannon again running the camera and with guest appearances from Bayer’s Aline Noizet and Health 2.0’s Emily Hagermen, Jessica DaMassa asked me about Health 2.0 Europe, DCtoVC, the other goings on in Stiges, Spain. And yes, filmed in a nice Spanish restaurant […]

Proper Assessment, Analytic Strategies Prove Key in Launching Value-Based Systems

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2L5wuVt on May 29, 2018 at 05:45PM Payers may find that the right assessment, analytic strategies and using quality measures to monitor success can help provide better service while reducing unnecessary expense and prove critical in implementing a value-based system, a recent Health Payer Intelligence article suggests. According […]