Managed Care


Balanced Approach Needed for Cancer Pain

Morphine and oxycodone are both used to deal with pain in cancer patients. But which works best? A study in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management concludes that there is “no difference between analgesic response or adverse reactions to oral morphine and oxycodone when used as first- or second-line opioid. These data provide evidence to support opioid switching to improve outcomes.”


4th Partnering With ACOs Summit Los Angeles, CA October 27–28, 2014
PCMH & Shared Savings ACO Leadership Summit Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
2014 Annual HEDIS® and Star Ratings Symposium Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
Medicare Risk Adjustment, Revenue Management, & Star Ratings Fort Lauderdale, FL November 12–14, 2014
World Orphan Drug Congress Europe 2014 Brussels, Belgium November 12–14, 2014
Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Forum Alexandria, VA November 13–14, 2014
Home Care Leadership Summit Atlanta, GA November 17–18, 2014
HealthIMPACT Southeast Tampa, FL January 23, 2015