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Proposed Changes to 42 CFR Part 2: What You Need to Know

Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed reforms that would revise the regulations governing patient records of substance use disorder and treatment that are subject to extra privacy laws. The current federal law, known as 42 CFR Part 2 (Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records regulation), predates the Health Insurance …

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Five Barriers to MAT Access

A recent McKinsey and Co. study suggests the nationwide prevalence of opioid use disorder (OUD) could be upwards of four to six million people, significantly higher than government estimates. And despite progress toward increasing addiction treatment access, only 25% of those with OUD receive any kind of treatment and only half of those are still …

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Five Challenges to Safe Opioid Prescribing

For health plans and providers, managing patients on opioids requires a delicate balance between the patient’s pain management needs and the risk of opioid misuse. We asked our clinical experts to highlight their biggest challenges to improving care for patients on opioids, and their answers reflect the changing pain management and addiction landscape. 1. Lack …

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axial Takeaway: PAINWeekEnd Nashville 2019

By Holly Little, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, and Bethany Bedford, PharmD, BCACP, CPE, Principal, Clinical Advisor New Markets and Programs Constructed for the busy clinician, the PAINWeekEnd Regional Conference Series is a precursor to the renowned PAINWeek conference and brings certified medical education to healthcare professionals in all disciplines with an interest in pain management. …

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Higher Opioid Dose = Higher Surgical Spend & Worse Patient Outcomes

Roughly 40% of patients in need of knee, hip or shoulder joint replacement are prescribed opioids prior to surgery. However, preoperative opioid use is associated with worse patient outcomes, higher health plan costs, higher opioid use during the surgical hospital stay, and a lower likelihood of discontinuing opioids after surgery. In our most recent study …

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axial Takeaway: Tennessee Pharmacists Association Pharmacy Day on the Hill

By Stacey E. Grant, PharmD, VP of Clinical Operations In February, I had the opportunity to spend time with state lawmakers and advocate on behalf of the healthcare community for patients with chronic pain and patients in need of opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment during the Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA) Pharmacy Day on the Hill …

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The Inner Workings of Machine Learning: An exploration into a predictive model’s decisions

By David Simon, Ph.D., Research Data Scientist Predicting a patient’s risk for adverse outcomes is an important part of delivering personalized care and improving the lives of patients. In order to achieve these goals, axialHealthcare has developed a number of machine learning models that quantify patient risk. An exciting example is our machine learning model …

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Chronic Pain: The Other Public Health Crisis

“We want to make sure that as we deal with the opioid crisis, we keep in mind those Americans who are hurting.” This statement was made by Senate Health Committee Chairman Senator Lamar Alexander during this week’s Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee Hearing amidst increasing public discussion of the impact of the opioid …

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axial takeaway: R in Business

By Meridith Peratikos, Director of Enterprise Research In January, researchers and technologists across a wide range of disciplines and job sectors converged at the RStudio::conf 2019 in Austin, Texas to celebrate and learn about R, a programming language for statistical computing and graphics, as well as discuss RStudio tools that make using R for business …

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axial takeaway: The Importance of Knowing Your Data

By Lindsey Morris, Ph.D., Director of Data Science and Analytics Sin City beckons tens of thousands of technology leaders from around the world to Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) re:Invent, a quintessential, annual technology conference where AWS reveals it’s cutting-edge technology offerings for the coming year. The advancements are always presented during keynote addresses in a minimalistic yet …

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