Multiple Chronic Conditions Blog

Is Your Head in the Sand?

The Affordable Care Act – this year alone will hit like a tsunami. Are you prepared and ready for the changes in clinical practice and education? Did you know:

Reimbursed for Value vs Volume – are you using the Evidence? Reimbursed for Value vs Volume – are you using the Evidence?

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Secretary Burwell, announced in late January, explicit details on how the American health-care system will transition from fee-for-service reimbursement to alternative payment models as a critical step toward

Comparative Effectiveness Research – to affect you and your practice!

Current clinical evidence-based guidelines are based on disease-specific goals and intended outcomes.

Medicare Starts Paying for Chronic Care: First Non-Fee for Service Medicare Starts Paying for Chronic Care: First Non-Fee for Service

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) in the Federal Register July, 2013 revealed the first non-fee-for service reimbursement model to meet the complex care needs of patients with more than one chronic condition.

Materials from CMS Innovation Center 11/10 Webinar featuring Dr. Patrick Conway posted

A recording and slides from the CMS Innovation Center special webinar held November 10, 2014 are now available.

Using drugs and supplements together is risky, FDA warns

The FDA says it can be dangerous to take dietary supplements such as vitamins along with drugs.

Preventing Chronic Disease

CDC Site where you will find other downloadable articles and information on Preventing Chronic Disease and peer reviewed information on multiple chronic conditions.

First ER Morphine Designed to Deter Abuse When Crushed

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved new labeling for Embeda (morphine sulfate and naltrexone HCl; Pfizer) extended-release (ER) capsules to include abuse-deterrence studies.

Updates to Healthy People 2020: Target Diabetes Type 2 and Chronic Kidney Disease

The CDC has made updates to Health People 2020 - primarly on Type2 Diabetes and Chronic Kideny Disease.

Agency for Health, Research and Quality Self-Management Update Agency for Health, Research and Quality Self-Management Update

Self-management can reduce risk factors, promote adherence to medication, increase physical activity and reduced hospital re-admission rates