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American College of Rheumatology Official Statement on King v. Burwell Ruling

Official statement from the American College of Rheumatology on the King v. Burwell Supreme Court ruling and what this means for the rheumatology community.
26-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Rheumatology Community Praises Rep. Diane Black for Introducing Legislation to Ensure “Fair and Responsible” Transition Into New Government Healthcare Coding System

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today expressed its support for the ICD-TEN Act (H.R. 2247), a bill introduced by Representative Diane Black (R-TN) to ensure a reasonable and responsible transition to ICD-10.
27-May-2015 1:00 PM EDT

Physically Demanding Work May Increase Effects of Inflammation in Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Physically demanding jobs may increase the effects of inflammation on the progression of ankylosing spondylitis, possibly leading to increased bone formation in these patients, according to new research findings presented this week at the American...
10-Nov-2014 2:10 PM EST

Exercise and Manual Therapy Improve Pain and Function in Osteoarthritis

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Patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis may improve their pain, stiffness and physical function with sustained physical exercise, manual therapy or both, according to new research findings presented this week at the American College of...
10-Nov-2014 2:00 PM EST

Treat-to-Target Approach Prevents Increased Mortality Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Mortality risk for patients with rheumatoid arthritis is reduced to that of the general population when patients are treated with the aim to meet a low disease activity score, according to new research findings presented this week at the American...
10-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST

Secukinumab Suppresses Signs and Symptoms of Active Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Secukinumab, an anti-IL-17A monoclonal antibody biologic drug, showed promise as a treatment for patients with active ankylosing spondylitis, according to new research findings presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual...
10-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST

New Model for Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Improves Quality of Care and Reduces Costs

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Rheumatologists at Geisinger Health System in Central Pennsylvania have developed a new model of rheumatoid arthritis patient care that is designed to improve quality while reducing costs, according to new research findings presented this week at...
10-Nov-2014 4:00 PM EST

Blood Interferon Levels May Predict Response to TNF-Alpha Treatment in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Baseline levels of serum interferon in rheumatoid arthritis patients may help rheumatologists determine who will have a poor response to tumor necrosis factor-alpha inhibitor drugs, and one day help rheumatologists determine the best treatment...
10-Nov-2014 10:45 PM EST

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