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

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