The Medstat Group is developing a database intended to generate an elusive outcome metric: effect of illness on employee productivity. Medstat will crunch medical and pharmacy claims, absenteeism, and disability and workers' compensation data to develop an indicator of cost and quality of care.... Mental health parity legislation is picking up speed in Washington. The 1997 parity law expires Sept. 30.... NCQA and A.M. Best will now feature each others' company ratings and accreditation statuses in customer offerings.
The FDA has given the green light to abaloparatide subcutaneous injection (Tymlos, Radius Health) for the treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture, defined as a history of osteoporotic fracture, multiple risk factors for fracture, or patients who have failed on or are intolerant of other available osteoporosis therapy.