Managed Care

 

 

August 2007

No longer passive, companies are working in a variety of ways to improve employees' care. Are health plans being left behind?
Frank Diamond
Although EBM is only just getting started, many people are looking beyond evaluating treatments head to head and considering cost as well
Lola Butcher
Once guidelines are embedded in the work flow, it will be much easier to apply them than it is when physicians must essentially take them off the shelf and look them up.
A point–counterpoint debate with Michael Jacobs, RPh, and Wayne M. Lednar, MD, PhD



Departments
Editor's Memo
John Marcille
Legislation & Regulation
The physician lobbying organization wants insurers to stop contributing to the growth of limited-care offices in chain stores
John Carroll
Medication Management
Insurers are trying different methods, from pay for performance to promoting preventive care, to hold down cost of chemotherapy drugs
Martin Sipkoff
Employer Update
High-deductible insurance hasn't been a big draw, but plan sponsors have found a few ways to make it attractive
Lola Butcher
Tomorrow's Medicine
Flash-frozen samples of surgically removed breast cancer tissue are the key to measuring a patient's risk of metastasis
Thomas Morrow, MD

Meetings

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
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
6th Semi-Annual Diagnostic Coverage and Reimbursement Conference Boston December 4–5, 2014
Customer Analytics & Engagement in Health Insurance Chicago December 4–5, 2014
Pharmaceutical and Biotech Clinical Quality Assurance Conference Alexandria, VA December 4–5, 2014
9th Semi-Annual Medical Device Coverage and Reimbursement Conference San Diego December 5, 2014
8th Annual Medical Device Clinical Trials Conference Chicago December 8–9, 2014
HealthIMPACT Southeast Tampa, FL January 23, 2015