GI Disorders: Managing CD
Non-adherence may be due to a number of factors including:
- Complicated dosing regimens
- Treatment delivery methods (such as enemas and suppositories)
There is no standard regimen for managing all people with CD. The symptoms, course of disease, and prognosis vary considerably.
GI Disorders: Module B, Crohn’s Disease
Women’s Health: Perimenopause & Pregnancy
Until a woman has amenorrhea for 12 consecutive months, she remains fertile, albeit with low fecundity rates.
Women’s Health: Module C, Sexuality in Maturity
Spontaneous pregnancies have been reported to occur in women well into their 50’s.
Many contraceptive alternatives exist for women as they approach menopause.
|Principles of CM: Use of ABN
Advanced beneficiary notice (ABN) is a written notice to a patient from a provider or supplier before they order a service or item, notifying the patient that if the service or item is provided:
- Medicare will probably deny payment for it
- Why Medicare is expected to deny payment
- The patient will be fully responsible for payment if Medicare denies payment
An ABN also gives the patient the opportunity to refuse the service or item.[Reference: Principles of CM: Module B, Access Mgmt and UM]
NIAID Tests PfSPZ Vaccine
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease's (NIAID) Vaccine Research Center has begun enrolling participants in an early-stage clinical trial testing an investigational malaria vaccine composed of live, weakened malaria parasites in the immature, sporozoite stage of their life cycle.
The vaccine PfSPZ is intended to protect against the most deadly malaria parasites. [NIAID News, January 19, 2012]
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