Release of Lupus Recommendations

The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) and the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) recently released the insightful report, "Addressing the Challenges of Clinical Research Participation Among Populations Disproportionately Impacted by Lupus." The report presents findings and actionable recommendations ranging in scope that can be implemented by any individual or group seeking to increase participation in lupus clinical trials among diverse populations.

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A Call for Continued Advocacy: Proposed Changes to Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage (CMS-4180-P)

On November 26, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published their proposed rule, Contract Year (CY) 2020 Medicare Advantage and Part D Drug Pricing Proposed Rule (CMS-4180-P) which, according to CMS, contains potential policies that will modernize Part D and Medicare Advantage to lower drug prices and reduce out-of-pocket expenses. … In response to the proposed rule, on November 29, 2019 the National Minority Quality Forum released the following statement:

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