Aine Cryts
Aine Cryts is a freelancer based in Boston. She is a frequent contributor to Managed Healthcare Executive on topics such as diabetes, oncology, hospital admissions and readmissions, senior patients, and health policy.
Study: Monopolar TURP utilization on the decline
Although monopolar transurethral resection of the prostate remains the standard of care for bladder outlet obstruction secondary to BPH, its utilization has decreased in recent years, according to a recent study.
Top Considerations in Pediatric Cancer Treatment: What Payers Should Know
A Stanford expert describes ideal treatment locations, common barriers, and how payers could better support patients and families.
Five factors driving up the cost of oncology drugs
The high cost of specialty drugs continues to plague the healthcare industry. Here’s why.
Water vapor ablation yields positive results at 2 years
Treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms/BPH with convective water vapor ablation (Rezum System) appears to provide significant improvement on two key outcome measures versus medical therapy at up to 2 years, according to a study presented at the AUA annual meeting in Boston.
Guidelines update: Bladder, kidney, prostate cancer
This article highlights the key points of two urologic cancer guidelines (which provide evidence-based guidance) and two consensus statements (which provide consensus recommendations by a multidisciplinary panel of experts) that have been published in the past year.
Top three value-based reimbursement challenges in 2015
Top three value-based reimbursement challenges in 2015
The healthcare industry may look back on 2015 as a "watershed year," during which the switch from volume to value solidified. But the transition isn't without its challenges.
Achieving balance: Providing high-value cancer care
Achieving balance: Providing high-value cancer care
How plans can achieve the right balance between cost and outcomes
Five hospitals successfully reducing readmissions
Five hospitals successfully reducing readmissions
Five initiatives, five success stories
Seniors with multiple chronic conditions: 4 tips
The inability to coordinate care for these seniors leads to more health problems, and higher costs.
How Medicare's past impacts your plan, system today
How Medicare's past impacts your plan, system today
On the 50th anniversary of Medicare, a look at the program's past, present, and future.

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