Entries by Articularis Rheumatology Network

Using Value-Based RA Pathway Leads to a Shift to Biosimilars for AHG

Originally published in The Center for Biosimilars Biosimilars have struggled to gain ground in the United States, with few products launched, relatively low uptake of commercially available products, formulary restrictions that sometimes favor branded biologics over biosimilar options, and exclusionary contracting practices that block biosimilars from formularies altogether. A variety of policy proposals have been put forward to help […]

Rheumatologists Lead Biosimilar Uptake with Value-Based Pathways

By Colin C. Edgerton, M.D. Biosimilar Adoption Falters Rheumatologists hoped that biosimilars would reduce the costs of treating diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and thereby increase access to these life altering medications for our patients. The recent Forbes article, “Biosimilars Continue to Exhibit Market Failure” confirms what we as rheumatologists are observing, that biosimilars […]

TSI Healthcare Partners with Articularis Rheumatology Network to Develop First Electronic Payer Approved RA Pathway

Originally published in PR Web TSI Healthcare, a national leader in the sales and support for NextGen Practice Management (PM) and Electronic Health Records (EHR) solutions partnered with Articularis Rheumatology Network to develop the first electronic payer approved Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Pathway. Articularis Rheumatology Network, together with TSI Healthcare, developed the clinical decision support pathway […]

Additional Arthritis Research Needed Among Veterans

Originally published in Veterans Health Today Colin C. Edgerton, MD, rheumatologist at Articularis Healthcare in South Carolina and chair of the American College of Rheumatology’s Committee on Rheumatologic Care and former US Army rheumatologist, discusses the prevalence of arthritis among active and former service members as well as the importance of a dedicated arthritis research […]

Key Elements of a Successful Medical Practice

by Ray Waldrup, CEO Medical practices from all over the country visit Articularis Healthcare Group’s (AHG) Charleston, South Carolina locations and are taken back by the efficiency and caliber of AHG employees. Many are also puzzled by the lack of managers and supervisors we employ. Inevitably, someone always asks, “How do you develop and recruit […]

Is An Alternative Payment Model Just For Rheumatology Possible?

Originally published in March edition of News On Rheumatology Matters (NORM) The healthcare industry has been trying to shift away from the fee-for-service models that can incentivize overutilization towards payment models that reward quality – but these so-called “Alternative Payment Models” have been slow to catch on. However, some practices have embraced the core elements […]