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CMS proposes updated Medicaid, CHIP-managed care regulations

May 28, 2015

CMS recently proposed a rule to update managed care regulations for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, according to a press release.

The recommended adjustments reflect the growth of managed care — a health care delivery system that organizes cost, utilization and quality to participants enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance markets, according to CMS. Medicaid’s managed care regulations have not been revised since 2003. In addition, the regulations would target broader populations receiving managed care, including seniors and patients with disabilities.

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World Health Assembly backs plan to reduce antimicrobial resistance

May 28, 2015
The World Health Assembly, which recently concluded its annual meeting in Geneva, approved a resolution this week to address antimicrobial resistance worldwide…
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Health officials' quick response saves lives in 2012 meningitis outbreak

May 27, 2015
The 2012-2013 fungal meningitis outbreak that sickened more than 750 people and contributed to 64 deaths may have had an even greater impact if not for the swift…

GS-4774 for HBV fails to meet primary endpoint in phase 2 trial

May 27, 2015
Results from a phase 2 trial of GS-4774 for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infection showed that patients treated with the highest dose of the drug, in…
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Irrigation and debridement can be viable option for selected patients with periprosthetic joint infections

May 27, 2015
PRAGUE — Irrigation and debridement for the treatment of hip and knee periprosthetic joint infections is a reasonable option for selected patients and should be…
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HCV VOICE

HCV VOICE II: Optimizing Virological Outcomes with Integrated HCV Education

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP.

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a leading cause of cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, hepatocellular…
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VIDEO: C-SURFER: Patients with kidney disease, HCV achieve high rates of SVR

VIDEO: C-SURFER: Patients with kidney disease, HCV achieve high rates of SVR

April 25, 2015
VIENNA — Howard Monsour Jr., MD, chief of hepatology, Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas, discussed results of…
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Conjuctivitis

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon Research, LTD.

Acute bacterial conjunctivitis affects approximately 1 of every 8 children each year, and 5 million cases occur in the…
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