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Cholesterol-lowering drugs set stage for conflict over costs

ASNC SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2015

Payers and providers could clash over how widely a new class of cholesterol drug should be prescribed, said Dr. Steven Nissen of the Cleveland Clinic. The first PCSK9 inhibitor is expected to be approved this week, and the drug class is projected to be priced at $7,000 to $12,000 a year. The drugs are seen as an important advancement in care, but the lack of long-term cardiovascular event data is expected to spark payer pushback. The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (07/21)


Some patients with high CAC score may not get needed treatment

ASNC SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2015

VA less likely to use stress tests after PCI than fee-for-service providers

ASNC SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2015

Free webinar Aug. 12: Optimal Risk-Benefit Ratio for Stress Myocardial Perfusion SPECT

ASNC SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2015

Prep for your Nuclear Cardiology Board Exam and earn CMEs: Sept. 16-17

ASNC SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2015

Expert: CDS might address some of the issues seen under prior authorization

ASNC SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2015

Menopause tied to volume of cardiovascular fat

ASNC SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2015

HIPAA misinterpretations can cut off flow of information

ASNC SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2015

Exercise lessens AFib symptoms among obese, overweight patients

ASNC SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2015

ASNC Leadership Development Program application deadline is Aug. 14

ASNC SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2015


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ASNC SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2015

Prep for your Nuclear Cardiology Board Exam and earn CMEs: Sept. 16-17

ASNC SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2015

This Wednesday: Live online demo of the ImageGuide Registry data portal

ASNC SmartBrief | Jul 20, 2015




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