March 2018, Vol 11, Ninth Annual Payers' Guide

Psoriasis, a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by thick, inflamed patches of skin, affects approximately 7.5 million people in the United States. Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of psoriasis, affecting 80% to 90% of patients with the disease.
Ankylosing spondylitis, a form of spondyloarthritis, is an inflammatory disease that often affects the sacroiliac, the spine and lower back, the entheses (where tendons and ligaments connect to bone), the cartilage between the ribs and breastbone, and the hip and shoulder joints.
Urothelial carcinoma is the most common subtype of bladder cancer, accounting for more than 90% of bladder cancer diagnoses in the United States. In 2017, more than 79,000 bladder cancer cases were diagnosed in the United States, and more than 16,000 people died from this disease.
Severe cases of psoriasis can lead to disfigurement and disability. Furthermore, patients with psoriasis are at increased risk for psoriatic arthritis, cardiovascular disease, stroke, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, eye disorders, and obesity, as well as for other autoimmune diseases.
Breast cancer affects more women than any other type of cancer, and represents 15% of all new cancer cases in the United States. A total of 252,710 new breast cancer cases were estimated to be diagnosed in 2017, and more than 40,600 deaths.
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a rare but deadly cancer. Approximately 21,400 new cases of AML were diagnosed in 2017 in the United States, and nearly 10,600 people died from the disease. Approximately 60% to 70% of adults with AML respond to initial treatment with cytotoxic chemotherapy.
Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder, is characterized by low brain dopamine concentrations and progressive brain-cell destruction that affects the body’s motor system. An estimated 1 million people in the United States have Parkinson’s disease, and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed annually.
Psoriatic arthritis, a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the immune system, is characterized by swelling, stiffness, and joint or tendon pain that is often accompanied by skin and nail psoriasis.
Approximately 8000 individuals are diagnosed annually with gastrointestinal (GI) carcinoid tumors, the most common type of neuroendocrine tumors, in the United States.
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), a form of cancer that starts in the lymphatic system, is the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in adults. In the United States, approximately 72,000 new cases of NHL are diagnosed annually; more than 20,000 people were estimated to die from the disease in 2017.
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  •  Association for Value-Based Cancer Care
  • Oncology Practice Management
  • Value-Based Cancer Care
  • Value-Based Care in Rheumatology
  • Rheumatology Practice Management
  • Urology Practice Management
  • Lynx CME