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Out-of-Pocket Payments for the Fixed-Dose Combination of Hydralazine and Isosorbide Dinitrate (BiDil)

Concern exists that African Americans seeking treatment for heart failure cannot afford the fixed-dose combination of hydralazine hydrochloride and isosorbide dinitrate (BiDil). Some physicians therefore have expressed reluctance to prescribe this FDA-approved therapy. A recent study by the National Minority Quality Forum has found that in 2013 the median out-of-pocket payment per tablet by African […]

The Democratization Of Health Care: Building Sustainable Communities

The Democratization Of Health Care: Building Sustainable Communities

With competing crises dominating the daily news, the public may not be aware that healthcare policy is losing its way and that a new path…

New Quality Measure Seeks to Optimize Cardiovascular Care For African Americans

New Quality Measure Seeks to Optimize Cardiovascular Care For African Americans

Huffpost Healthy Living, 2 September 2015 In recent months, the debate on race and policing in this country has ignited passions and raised important questions. But while…

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Competitive Bidding Program: Assessment of Impact on Beneficiary Acquisition of Diabetes-Testing Supplies and Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics Orthotics and Supplies–Associated Health Outcomes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) manages the Medicare program, which generally pays for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and other medical supplies…

Reassessing the Dental Care Paradigm: A National Minority Quality Forum White Paper

Quality Care Should be Accessible to All: Expanding Access through Innovation and Employing Mid-level Providers in the Medical and Dental Fields In 2007, Maryland’s Medicaid…

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PROPOSED MEDICARE PART B REIMBURSEMENT RATE FOR BIOSIMILARS August 2015

Click here to download ISSUE BRIEF.pdf   INTRODUCTION The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is the…

Issue Brief: Solutions to Save Urban Hospitals: A Study of the Bayonne Model

Issue Brief: Solutions to Save Urban Hospitals: A Study of the Bayonne Model Utilization of the Bayonne model may…

The Democratization of Health Care: The Specialty Tier Example

The Democratization of Health Care: The Specialty Tier Example

Huffington Post: 12/18/2013 If I mentioned “specialty tier” to you, would you have any idea what I was talking…

The Democratization of Health Care: The Quest for Sustainability

The Democratization of Health Care: The Quest for Sustainability

Huffington Post: 11/05/2013 Google has announced another moon-shot project: Calico — setting a course to solve the riddles of aging and…

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