Author Archives : BPaige

ASCO study shows Anthem’s initiative to improve cancer outcomes and cost-effective care gains traction with oncologists

First oncology value-based payment model used nationally by major health insurers CHICAGO—June 1, 2015—A new cancer quality initiative and payment   Read More

Only One in Three Eligible Women Receive Shorter Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Only one in three women with early stage breast cancer who are eligible for a shorter course   Read More

Lilly, Anthem, Inc. and HealthCore Create Research Collaboration to Improve Health Outcomes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Dec. 8, 2014–Eli Lilly and Company, Anthem, Inc. and HealthCore, Inc. announced today that they have formed   Read More

Boehringer Ingelheim, WellPoint and HealthCore Announce First Project Under Multi-Year Research Collaboration

First collaborative research project to identify gaps in non-valvular atrial fibrillation research, development and treatment RIDGEFIELD, Conn., and WILMINGTON, Del.   Read More

Cancer care administered by oncologist-owned practices costs 3 to 14 percent less than hospital-owned oncology practices

Greatest dollar gaps seen in metastatic colorectal cancer, according to ASCO presentation Chicago—June 3, 2014—Costs to treat and care for   Read More

Patients using anti-TNF specialty drugs to treat RA and Crohn’s aren’t aware of treatment choices

HealthCore study published in American Health & Drug Benefits finds half of all patients don’t discuss options with their doctor   Read More

Teenagers Treated for Headache Were Prescribed Opioids Almost Half of the Time, According to Study in Journal of Adolescent Health

Teenagers with ER visits were twice as likely to get opioid Rx INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Clinicians prescribed opioids for almost half   Read More

HealthCore hires experienced industry and academic leader to head HEOR teams

Wilmington, Del. –March 7 , 2014—HealthCore, Inc., a health outcomes research company, has hired Vince Willey as staff vice president of   Read More

Echocardiograms used 20 percent less in low-risk patients with health plan prior authorization programs, according to study in Managed Care

First study to compare frequency of testing among risk groups CHICAGO/WILMINGTON, Del. – Echocardiograms — frequently used in diagnosing and   Read More