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  • The Affordable Care Act introduced numerous reforms aimed at helping small businesses provide health benefits for their employees—and it’s poised to take those reforms a step further next year by expanding the definition of small group to include mid-sized employers.

  • This webinar explored health plan strategies for improving pediatric preventive care by promoting Bright Futures guidelines through provider networks and directly to members.

  • We’ve all heard about the eye-popping price tags: cancer drugs that cost $14,000 a month, new hepatitis C drugs pegged at $84,000 for a course of treatment.

  • Each year millions of children miss screenings, immunizations and well visits despite the lifelong benefits of preventive care in childhood. The Affordable Care Act expands coverage of all preventive services recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics in the Bright Futures guidelines.

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation has published a report evaluating the evidence base for interventions to address the social determinants of health.

  • The emergence of new online tools—built by journalists, for journalists—has made it easier than ever to visualize health care data. With the power to build charts comes the responsibility to portray information accurately and in a way that enhances the story for your readers.

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Webinar: Preventing Adult Chronic Disease During Adolescence: The Role of Health Plans

August 29, 2007 1:00 PM EDT

This webinar explored the burden of adult chronic disease and primary risk factors among adolescents, and highlighted health plan opportunities to identify adolescents at risk and modify their risk factors through medical evaluation, treatment and counseling. The session also featured presentations of two promising health plan programs aimed at preventing future chronic disease among adolescents. An archive of the webinar is available.

More Information:

Selected Resources:

"Artherosclerosis Prevention and Cholesterol Management in Adolescents," Marc Jacobson, MD, FAAP, Adolescent Health Update, 19(3), July 2007.

 
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