Category Archives: High Value Care

New ACP Guideline Regarding Generic Drugs

Last week, The American College of Physicians released a new guideline addressing the use of generic medications.  The authors addressed 5 questions: 1) How commonly are brand-name medications used when a generic version is available? 2) How does the use … Continue reading

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Escalating Drug Prices Are Unsustainable

The release of several new, astonishingly expensive, specialty medications has renewed the discussion over prescription drug pricing.  The new hepatitis C drugs, Harvoni ($94,500 for a 12-week course) and Sovaldi ($84,000 for a 12-week course) are emblematic.  Kaiser Health News … Continue reading

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The Connecticut Choosing Wisely Summit

I just returned from attending the first Connecticut Choosing Wisely Summit – an excellent meeting.  If you are not already aware, Choosing Wisely is an initiative of the ABIM Foundation to promote the selection of care that is supported by … Continue reading

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The Cost of Medical Care

I’ve had the opportunity to be a patient this summer. Many physicians have written about their experiences “on the other side” (for some interesting recent writings, see these by Rebecca Crow, Eric Manheimer as well as an interview with Robert … Continue reading

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MOC Update, High Value Care

Dear Members, I wanted to update you about a few things: First, I wanted to remind you about changes to the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process.  If your certificate expires this year, you have hopefully enrolled in MOC and are … Continue reading

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