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August 12, 2020
NPF Launches Enhanced and Highly Accessible New Website

Our new site has everything you need to thrive with psoriatic disease.

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August 03, 2020
3 States Pass Step Therapy Laws

Even during a pandemic, your voice matters.

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August 03, 2020
Young Psoriatic Psuperhero Joins Team NPF, Helps Save the World

Zack Harrison is turning 9 this year, but he’s already a vocal member of our community.

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July 28, 2020
Psoriasis Action Month is Here

This August, we take action together, in support of our community.

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July 22, 2020
FDA Approves Wynzora® Cream for Plaque Psoriasis

A new topical treatment option is now available to patients.

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July 06, 2020
What's Next

More biologics, an oral medication and a topical draw interest from top dermatologists.

John Espers talks to others about his medical bills around a table.
July 06, 2020
The Worst Kind of Surprise

How to stand up for yourself in the face of surprise medical bills.

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July 02, 2020
One Member’s Experience with Advocacy
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July 01, 2020
Taking Care of Your Skin in Summer

Learn how the season can impact your symptoms and what to do to minimize flares.

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June 25, 2020
Psound Bytes CME Podcast

Offering “byte”-sized medical news updates for health care providers.

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June 24, 2020
Type 2 Diabetes Risk Associated With Psoriatic Arthritis

A UK-based study recommends PsA patients should be screened for high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes as soon as possible.

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June 23, 2020
NPF is Always Here for You

Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow.

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June 19, 2020
Relentless Forward Progress

Jennifer Kerner joins Team NPF to conquer an ultramarathon.

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June 17, 2020
Progress and Success Through Collaboration

What an Accelerated Medicines Partnership would mean for psoriatic disease.

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June 10, 2020
NPF Forms COVID-19 Task Force

This group of medical and scientific experts have collaborated to provide updated recommendations for people with psoriatic disease and will guide NPF in response to the ongoing pandemic and beyond.

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June 03, 2020
3 Ways to Improve Your Telehealth Visit

Meeting with your health care provider over video or phone can be a successful experience.

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May 20, 2020
Gathering the Data

Looking to assess the impacts of COVID-19 on those with psoriatic disease.

John Jones sits in a wheelchair and holds a sign celebrating his recovery from COVID-19.
May 19, 2020
When COVID-19 Hits Home
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May 11, 2020
Her Nails Held the Secret to Her PsA

After years of trying to find the source of her joint pain, Jody Quinn got the answers she needed from a doctor looking at an unlikely indicator.

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May 07, 2020
Early Clues to PsA

Psoriasis in your fingernails and toenails can be a sign of troubles to come.

Robert and Susan Shoenberg share a photo of them on vacation in the mountains.
April 23, 2020
Honoring the Past and Planning for the Future

Robert Shoenberg remembers his late wife, Susan, by endowing early career research grants.

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April 17, 2020
Why We Need This Community

Tami Seretti went from zero to 60 as an NPF volunteer. Here’s how she did it.

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April 14, 2020
Bringing a Medical Perspective to Advocacy

Wilson Liao, M.D., discusses why medical professionals are so important to NPF’s advocacy mission.

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April 09, 2020
3 Healthy and Nutritious Recipes

These easy-to-make meals taste great.

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April 03, 2020
Psoriatic Arthritis: Where We Are and Where We’re Going

Here’s where we stand in 2020 – and a glimpse of the road ahead.

March 31, 2020
What Your Nails Can Tell Your Doctor About PsA

The risk of psoriatic arthritis may be evident in your fingernails and toenails. 

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March 23, 2020
A Message From NPF’s CEO

Now, as much as ever, we are here for you.

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March 06, 2020
How NPF Empowers Psoriatic Disease Researchers

Nehal Mehta, M.D., is an NIH researcher with an impressive track record. NPF helped him get there.

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March 04, 2020
Top 10 Ways to Help NPF Support People With Psoriatic Disease

You, too, can pitch in to build community, raise awareness and fund cutting-edge research.

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February 28, 2020
A Snapshot of Ongoing Psoriatic Arthritis Research

Three NPF-funded researchers talk about their work.

February 24, 2020
Failure Is Not an Option

Christian Jacobe refuses to give up after his psoriatic disease diagnosis and turns his situation into motivation to help others.

Michael Laub smiling in a suit at an NPF event.
February 20, 2020
30 Years With NPF and Still Going Strong

Learn about the impact Michael Laub had on the psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis community when he joined the NPF board of directors.

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February 19, 2020
Inspired By His Son

Don Grilli brought decades of corporate experience to the NPF board of directors.

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February 18, 2020
This Community Feels Like a Family

Carol Ostrow backs us with her organizational skills.

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February 17, 2020
The Unexpected Dermatologist

For our inaugural Founders’ Week, our friends reminisce about the NPF of years ago.

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February 14, 2020
What NPF’s History Looked Like While It Was Happening

For our inaugural Founders’ Week, our friends reminisce about the NPF of years ago.

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February 06, 2020
Researching a Better Future

NPF, building on 50 years of history, aims at the future with two transformative research initiatives.

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January 31, 2020
NPF Salutes the Past and Ensures a Brighter Future with Founders’ Week

You’re reading this story because of one of the most successful newspaper ads of all time.

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January 17, 2020
Highlights From the First Year of Psound Bytes

Our podcasts helps you to stay informed and live a healthier life.

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January 15, 2020
What Happens When Life Has Other Plans for You

A woman with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis charts a new course in her career.

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January 03, 2020
Walk This Way

Slow and steady wins the race to better health when beginning a new walking program.

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December 13, 2019
Remembering Robert Ginsberg, an Early Friend of NPF

NPF's former president and CEO looks back at one man’s lasting contributions to our success.

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November 25, 2019
Beauty Queen Fights for Everyone With Psoriatic Disease

Tiara Pennington is not just winning pageants and collecting trophies. She’s raising awareness and teaching valuable lessons.

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November 18, 2019
How to Survive Joint Replacement Surgery

A veteran of multiple joint replacements offers some hard-earned lessons.

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November 12, 2019
Top 4 Myths About Fighting for Your Own Cause

Let’s get to the bottom of what it really means to be an "advocate."

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November 06, 2019
Mother and Daughter Bond Against PsA

Nora Yechou has never known her mother when she wasn’t in pain. Here’s how PsA changed both their lives.

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October 30, 2019
Two Centuries of Progress in One Short Timeline

A look back at the discoveries and the daring ideas that lead us to the current era of psoriatic disease treatments.

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October 22, 2019
Help for a Weary Traveler

An Indian mother visiting her daughter in Seattle turns to the PNC for help with her psoriasis.

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October 21, 2019
Finding Relief Through Rejection

A native Uruguayan man gets help covering his treatment costs thanks to a bilingual patient navigator.

Matt Mercier receives a medal after participating in a Team NPF Cycle event.
October 17, 2019
You Can’t Suffer in Silence Forever

When Matt Mercier’s first child was born, he knew his psoriasis was no longer only about him.

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October 15, 2019
Protect Yourself From a Nasty Flu Season

Adopt these simple habits and stay healthy all winter.

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October 01, 2019
How to Set Up a Facebook Fundraiser in Just a Few Clicks

It’s easy to start supporting NPF research with your own personal fundraising campaign.

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September 27, 2019
New Tools Take on an Old Disease

Data collection alone won’t find us a cure for psoriatic disease. First we have to figure out what the data are telling us.

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August 23, 2019
When a $970 Bottle of Shampoo Stands Between You and Your Scalp Psoriasis

How one couple battles psoriatic disease, from supporting research to testifying before lawmakers.

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August 16, 2019
Downward Goat

Julie Greenwood jumps on the latest in fitness trends – goat yoga – to help fund the fight against psoriatic disease.

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August 15, 2019
4 Back-to-School Tips for Kids With Psoriatic Disease

The start of a new school year may stir up emotions: fear of what others might say, or feeling self-conscious, lonely or depressed. We can help.

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August 01, 2019
Research Initiatives for the New Strategic Plan

For NPF's new 5-year strategic plan, we're planning the greatest strides we've ever taken in research.

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July 31, 2019
The Forgotten History of Psoriasis Action Month

It all began when one small organization broke through the static and captured the media’s attention.

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July 26, 2019
Ready, Set, Walk!

Team NPF Walk is the perfect way to join a community while supporting critical research initiatives.

Wilson Liao, M.D. (left), and Johann Gudjonsson, M.D., Ph.D., present at NPF Cure Symposium.
July 15, 2019
Milestones on the Road to a Cure

The 2019 Cure Symposium offered plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future of psoriatic disease research.

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June 27, 2019
Bridging the Gap Between Patient and Researcher

In her role as a research ambassador for NPF, Carol Selby provides an important perspective to researchers and scientists.

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June 26, 2019
Nothing Stops This Teenager, on Land or in the Water

Lena Oslund is young, confident and living life the way she wants to live it.

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June 20, 2019
A Doctor Who Empowers His Patients and Learns From Them

A chance meeting with an inspiring mentor channels a promising physician into a lifelong fight against psoriasis.

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June 18, 2019
Finding a Community, Gaining a Voice

The Kumar family from Southern California discover that they are not alone and unite with others after attending a local NPF meet-up.

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June 14, 2019
Searching for Answers Through Science

Researcher Charlotte Hurabielle-Claverie, M.D., finds joy in unraveling the mysteries surrounding psoriatic disease.

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June 13, 2019
A Lawyer Advocates for a New Client: Herself

NPF volunteer Michelle Strangis has employed her decades of law expertise to advocate for better health care policies.

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June 12, 2019
When Psoriatic Disease Strikes the Hands and Feet

We take many common movements and activities for granted – until they become difficult or impossible to do. Get a grip on what’s happening.

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June 10, 2019
Triathlon Dad

Derek Schujahn turns helplessness into motivation and raises money for NPF in honor of his son.

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June 05, 2019
Remembering Stephen Katz, a Champion for Psoriatic Disease

Six longtime members of our community pay honor to Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D., a tireless advocate for our cause and a champion to everyone who faces life every day with psoriatic disease.

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June 04, 2019
Psoriasis Shampoos Your Scalp Will Love

You deserve a product that keeps the itching and flaking at bay.

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June 04, 2019
11 must-have lotions under $12

Not all moisturizers are created equal when it comes to soothing your psoriasis. Smear it on thick with these affordable drugstore picks.

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May 30, 2019
Flaring Up Down Below with Psoriasis

One in four people with psoriasis will experience genital psoriasis. Relief starts with having an honest conversation with your doctor.

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May 24, 2019
5 Reasons You Should Do a Facebook Fundraiser

The social media platform makes it easy to support NPF with your own personal fundraiser – without costing you a dime. Learn how you can make a difference with just a few clicks.

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May 23, 2019
'Blacking out became my new normal'

Alcohol was blowing up Jocelyn O’Neil’s psoriasis and her life. Then her boyfriend gave her an ultimatum.

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May 21, 2019
Four Faces of Arthritis

Get to know the main types of joint disease and how to tell them apart.

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May 18, 2019
3 Ways to Fight for Better Health Care – It’s Easier Than You Think

An NPF volunteer uses her own experiences to make a difference for the psoriatic disease community.

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April 30, 2019
The Improbable Journey of PsA Maestro Philip Mease

From barefoot doctor to world-renowned rheumatologist and researcher – meet our 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

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April 18, 2019
Singing on the Big Stage With Psoriatic Disease

A teen girl recounts her journey of overcoming the struggles of psoriatic arthritis to compete on American Idol.

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April 15, 2019
The Right Doctors Make All the Difference

Pat Corbin’s encounters with two talented physicians have helped to keep both his psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis in check.

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April 12, 2019
When PsA Invades the Jaw
April 08, 2019
Alta Birdsong Proves That a Life With Less Pain Is Possible

This world traveler and octogenarian has had psoriasis for 64 years and psoriatic arthritis for 38. She has no plans to slow down.

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April 03, 2019
Advocate for Knowledge: Turning Diagnosis Into a Cause

How a lack of good information mobilized one volunteer to get involved and educate those in power.

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March 29, 2019
The Truth About the Celery Juice Fad

Is celery juice the answer to curing psoriasis? Spoiler alert: Nope.

Dudley Dix smiles while on his boat. Read how he saw the silver lining to his psoriasis diagnosis.
March 25, 2019
Psoriasis Changes a Man’s Life for the Better

Inspired by NPF volunteer Simon Jury, who found a silver lining in a psoriasis cloud, Dudley Dix responds with a similar story.

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March 21, 2019
How to Stick With Your Treatment Plan

Don’t turn taking your meds into an uphill battle. Get the facts and stay the course.

Fred Finkelstein, a filmmaker with longstanding psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, smiling.
March 14, 2019
Curing Psoriatic Disease: The Next Frontier

NPF’s multi-disciplinary Cure Symposium aims to lead the way toward a cure.

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February 28, 2019
When It Comes to Your Treatment, One Size Does Not Fit All

In the world of psoriatic disease, there is no one therapy that works for everyone. You might need a new treatment, more time, or even a new doctor, but there’s no reason to give up and not treat at all.

Lisa Lambert smiles after beating depression.
February 25, 2019
Beating Isolation and Suicidal Thoughts

A Utah woman demands to see the best dermatologist around – and gets a second chance in life.

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February 20, 2019
Small Stories, Big Impact

You can turn your personal experience into a powerful message that effects change for others living with a chronic disease.

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February 19, 2019
Flu Shot Lags Among People with Psoriasis

Too many people are avoiding the flu vaccine.

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January 31, 2019
Introducing the New Standard of Treatment for PsA

NPF and the American College of Rheumatology release a pioneering treatment guideline.

Michael Bentley from Texas smiles and talks on a CB radio.
January 17, 2019
Getting By With Psoriatic Arthritis Until You Get Insurance

A Texas man finds the right specialists and gets approved for disability insurance with some help from the Patient Navigation Center.

Stephen Katz receiving an award from NPF.
January 10, 2019
Mourning the Passing of Stephen Katz, M.D., Ph.D.

Longtime NIAMS director was a friend to all he served.

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January 03, 2019
How Scientists and Patients Work Together for a Cure

You don’t need an advanced degree in biochemistry to be a Citizen Pscientist, just an advanced degree in curiosity.

Edgar Payano sits on the floor of a dance studio, displaying his skin.
December 28, 2018
No, It’s Not Contagious

A Dominican-American man with psoriasis fends off the usual annoying questions, battles his anger, searches for the right treatment and helps raise awareness.

December 10, 2018
Thawing the Fact From Fiction Behind Winter Flares

Do you feel like the cold, dark weather triggers your psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis? If so, you’re not alone. Two doctors offer potential reasons and practical advice.

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December 06, 2018
Man Fights Psoriatic Arthritis By Diving In

Hillel Katzeff was extremely fast on land until PsA forced him to trade in his running shoes for goggles.

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November 29, 2018
Telemedicine Tears Down Barriers to Your Doctor

No matter how far the distance between you and your health care providers, technology has helped to bridge the gap.

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November 21, 2018
Taking Care of Kids Who Have Psoriatic Disease

Open communication is key to empowering your child to understand his disease and maintain a healthy self-image.

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October 03, 2018
Medicare Part A, B, C and D: What’s the Difference?

Selecting a Medicare plan can be overwhelming. Understand which plans cover which services so you can make the best choice for you.

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September 21, 2018
Putting the Powerslam on Psoriasis

Professional wrestler Michael Murray takes his profession and psoriatic disease seriously.

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September 14, 2018
Psoriasis and Diet: Researchers Examine the Relationship Between Food and Disease

Can you mitigate your psoriatic disease symptoms with what you eat? Based on a 2018 NPF medical board paper, the answer may be yes.

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April 25, 2018
Finding Treatment that Works

Innovations in drug therapy have changed the landscape since these individuals were diagnosed nearly half a century ago — but the path to clear skin hasn’t been easy.

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April 16, 2018
Living with Chronic Pain

There is no perfect way to manage chronic pain. Here's how some people deal with it.

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April 09, 2018
Treating Skin of Color

For some psoriasis patients, getting the right diagnosis isn’t always so black and white. And once minorities receive the proper diagnosis, they often face unique risks, challenges and stigmas.

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February 10, 2016
Payers Are Partners in the Care of Patients

We know they care about cost, but what else?

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