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December 2001

Formulary committees once were stocked with academics and administrators. Today, primary care physicians, specialists, and retail pharmacists play a bigger role, and tomorrow's membership will be even more diverse.
MargaretAnn Cross
HIPAA's timetable has been known for years, but many organizations that the law covers are dawdling pitifully in preparing for compliance.
John Carroll
As DM shifts its focus to outcomes-based care, the EVP of American Healthways suggests that larger health plans consider outsourcing care of chronic patients.
The skills that had served Dr. Adler so well in his medical practice didn't help him much in the managed care business world.
Alan G. Adler, MD, MS



Departments
Washington Watch
Michael Levin-Epstein
Viewpoint
Health plans need to take a closer look. HMOs and employers alike will feel increasing pressure to give in to the desires of consumers.
Steven S. Martin

Meetings

Pharmaceutical Pricing and Contracting Conference Philadelphia, PA September 22–23, 2014
Private Health Insurance Exchanges Conference Washington, D.C. October 7–8, 2014
National Healthcare Facility Management Summit Palm Beach, FL October 16–17, 2014
National Healthcare CFO Summit Las Vegas, NV October 19–21, 2014
National Healthcare CXO Summit Las Vegas, NV October 19–21, 2014
Innovative Member Engagement Operations For Health Plans Las Vegas, NV October 20–21, 2014
4th Partnering With ACOs Summit Los Angeles, CA October 27–28, 2014
2014 Annual HEDIS® and Star Ratings Symposium Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
PCMH & Shared Savings ACO Leadership Summit Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
World Orphan Drug Congress Europe 2014 Brussels, Belgium November 12–14, 2014
Medicare Risk Adjustment, Revenue Management, & Star Ratings Fort Lauderdale, FL November 12–14, 2014
Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Forum Alexandria, VA November 13–14, 2014
Home Care Leadership Summit Atlanta, GA November 17–18, 2014