Managed Care

 

 

November 2004

Nobody doubts that the electronic medical record will promote better medicine, but at what cost? And to whom? Providers fear that they will bear the weight.
John Carroll
If employers make decisions based on URAC's and NCQA's rating of traditional managed care plans, shouldn't they want similar ratings of CDHPs?
MargaretAnn Cross
Congress told the Department of Defense to create a uniform formulary for all the services, and cover all FDA-approved drugs.
Tony Berberabe
Congress's financial review agency says that not enough evidence exists to prove that disease management saves money. Many beg to differ.
Frank Diamond
The FDA stands poised to approve OTC low-dose statins, following a similar change in United Kingdom.
Martin Sipkoff
The idea that everyone in a given geographical area should pay the same for health coverage has come under assault in recent years.
Martin Sipkoff
In this study, outpatient management was effective in controlling nausea and vomiting during pregnancy and was associated with a reduced need for hospital or emergency room treatment as well as reduced costs.
David G. Lombardi, MD ; Niki B. Istwan, RN ; Debbie J. Rhea, MPH ; John M. O'Brien, MD ; John R. Barton, MD



Departments
Viewpoint
One important way that we can improve care for people with chronic diseases is to have medical records that are online and accessible when needed.
Jack Ebeler
Legislation & Regulation
The issue is how extensive the list of covered medications should be for the new Medicare pharmaceutical benefit. The stakes are enormous.
John Carroll
Tomorrow's Medicine
New tests will allow better determination of which therapies will work on which patients, thus improving care and reducing outlays for failed therapies.
Thomas Morrow, MD

Meetings

4th Partnering With ACOs Summit Los Angeles, CA October 27–28, 2014
PCMH & Shared Savings ACO Leadership Summit Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
2014 Annual HEDIS® and Star Ratings Symposium Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
Medicare Risk Adjustment, Revenue Management, & Star Ratings Fort Lauderdale, FL November 12–14, 2014
World Orphan Drug Congress Europe 2014 Brussels, Belgium 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
HealthIMPACT Southeast Tampa, FL January 23, 2015