IN THIS ISSUE

Sheree Crute
The managed care network shares new ideas about increasing patient satisfaction, reducing hospital admissions, and producing better outcomes overall
Bob Kirsch
Evidence suggests that a select group of patients could be better managed outside the costly hospital
Claudia Schlosberg, JD
Richard Stefanacci, DO
The static approach overseen by United States Pharmacopoeia shortchanges beneficiaries and benefit plans
Editor's Memo
John Marcille
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll
Health plans that have resisted inappropriate state mandates might be in a position to bill those states for their cost when policies are sold through an exchange
Medication Management
Thomas Reinke
Standardization, a central database, and quick reporting are thought to improve safety
Plan Watch
Frank Diamond
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Minnesota hopes that adding weight maintenance to its tobacco program will bolster results
Tomorrow's Medicine
Thomas Morrow, MD
Using microneedle technology to deliver drugs avoids many of the pitfalls of the traditional needle-and-syringe mechanism
News and Commentary
News and Commentary