MediMedia Managed Markets
Managed Care



March 2005

The $60 billion to $108 billion that could be saved through tort reform would help 2.4 million to 4.3 million uninsured get coverage, the government claims.
John Carroll
If clinical mistakes were as common as clerical ones, nobody would leave a hospital alive. Something needs to be done, and done soon.
Michael S. Victoroff, MD
A significant number of consultants, insurers, politicians, and, oh yes, the companies that purchase health care are increasing their interest.
John Carroll
There aren't enough geriatricians to go around, but judicious use of these specialists can still do a lot for an aged population.
MargaretAnn Cross
DTC's reputation as a bully may be largely overstated. There's little evidence that sales of specific drugs increase.
Martin Sipkoff
As a vice president of Pfizer Health Solutions, a major DM company, John Sory knows how difficult it is to bring systematic care to the chronically ill.
The company's Mid-Atlantic States Region has seen impressive savings since launching one of its disease management programs.
Frank Diamond

Editor's Memo
John A. Marcille
Standardizing health plan administrative processes and eliminating duplication of effort would go a long way toward strengthening the doctor-insurer relationship.
William F. Jessee, MD
Employer Update
A consortium of employers is paying the pharmacy benefit manager a new administration fee but taking all rebates and discounts.
MargaretAnn Cross
A single strand of nucleic acid may hold the key to treating the leading cause of severe vision loss and blindness resulting from age-related macular degeneration.
Thomas Morrow, MD


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