Managed Care

 

 

November 2008

Health plans are evaluating whether to stop carving out drug benefits, disease management, and even behavioral health management
Martin Sipkoff
Expanded blood testing can reveal much about individuals’ health risks, but how should health plans decide on coverage?
Steven R. Peskin, MD, MBA
Once accused of milking the system, oncologists are now complaining that they are losing money on some drugs that they administer
John Carroll
Because readings in the clinic are unreliable and are a questionable guide to diagnosing and treating high blood pressure, self-monitoring deserves a look
Lola Butcher
The man credited with health care innovation at IBM warns against any overhaul that would make companies disinclined to participate



Departments
Legislation & Regulation
Though the legislation isn’t comprehensive and won’t be a burden, some health plans will need to scramble to build specialist provider networks
John Carroll
Medication Management
The increasing use of electronic records may lead the way toward access to diagnostic rationales and long-range patient treatment histories
Martin Sipkoff
Plan Watch
Molina Healthcare of Michigan leans on education in effort to improve care for black men
Frank Diamond
Tomorrow's Medicine
Tetrabenazine inhibits the transport of a molecule called vesicular monoamine transporter type 2 or VMAT2
Thomas Morrow, MD

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