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Frank Diamond
Some insurers are taking these health care professionals from the front lines and putting them into leadership positions
Peer-Reviewed
Anand A. Dalal, PhD
Sean D. Candrilli, PhD
Keith L. Davis, MA
The comparison found that maintenance therapy with fluticasone propionate-salmeterol combination was associated with a 14% reduction in risk of severe exacerbation, less health care utilization, and 25% lower COPD-related medical costs
Daniel Pucheril
Smiriti Sharma
The field of personalized medicine has made significant progress with key discoveries like single nucleotide polymorphism and microarray/biochips. These advances will benefit plans, patients, the pharmaceutical industry, and society.
Viewpoint
Sanjaya Kumar, MD, MSc, MPH, and David B. Nash, MD, MBA
Thanks to the fragmented compensation system, we are already paying more. The new payment system must elicit cooperation and coordination.
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll
It’s one thing to encourage efficiency on the technical side, but do you really want your radiologist to read 50% more scans or X-rays per hour?
Medication Management
Thomas Reinke
Automatic interchange at the hospital can disrupt medication therapy and affect outcomes in a suboptimal way
Plan Watch
Frank Diamond
Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Indiana focuses on improving communications between minorities and their physicians
News and Commentary