Integrated Care

Mind-Body Pain Treatments Pass ICER’s Cost-Effectiveness Test

October 11, 2017

Treating chronic low back pain with approaches such as yoga and talk therapy is cost effective, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review announced this month.  Will health plans respond by expanding coverage for non-pharmacologic therapies?

Rising Cancer Survivorship Brings New Policy Challenges

February 7, 2017

More patients are living longer with cancer – and that’s good news.  But some face policies, health care providers and workplaces that are unprepared to support survivors.  So explained a February webinar, “Global Cancer Survivorship: The Need for Integrative Care,” sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb.

New AfPA Video Identifies 3 Traits of a Workable Opioid Abuse Solution

September 8, 2016

Opioid and heroin abuse is an epidemic that kills 78 Americans every day, explains a new video from the Alliance for Patient Access. But as federal agencies, state lawmakers, professional organizations and inter-agency collaborations lay out different plans for addressing the epidemic, people must ask: Which plans will work? And which will curb abuse without undermining legitimate medical care for patients in pain?