Severe Hypertriglyceridemia Prevalence Reveals Gaps in Care

In many cases, hypertriglyceridemia is multifactorial, resulting from a combination of genetic factors and other causes of increased triglyceride-rich lipoprotein production. It can also stem from a high calorie diet or uncontrolled diabetes – both risk factors affect a significant portion of the U.S. population today. Suffering from high triglyceride levels raises the risk of […]

The Burden of the Prior Authorization Process

Prior authorization (PA) requires healthcare providers to seek approval from a payer before certain medications or procedures will be covered. The PA process can be time-consuming and costly for clinicians, and may impact treatment strategies and patient care. In December 2017, the American Medical Association (AMA) fielded a web-based, 27-question survey distributed to 1,000 physicians. […]

NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home: Updated & Upgraded

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), an independent non-profit organization that works to improve health care quality, has recently given its patient-centered medical home ‘a makeover’ in order to “reduce documentation burdens, lower costs, and facilitate quality improvements.” The NCQA’s move marks a growing effort spearheaded by the healthcare industry’s leadership organizations in response […]