IN THIS ISSUE

Q&A
John Marcille
With national attention on health care reform and new models of care, the NCQA’s VP for performance measurement looks at how quality improvement can stay at the forefront
Peer-Reviewed
Andrew Kolbasovsky, PsyD, MBA
Determining return on investment and improvement of outcomes is essential when new programs are being tried, but the research method must be chosen carefully
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll
The gray market, where medications can be repriced, is becoming unmanageable
Medication Management
Thomas Reinke
Decision support tools provide new options for oncologists and health plans
Plan Watch
Frank Diamond
Holding physicians to best-practice guidelines with the threat of refusing to pay for unnecessary tests reaps dividends
Tomorrow's Medicine
Thomas Morrow, MD
Managed care once again faces the all-too-familiar debate about cost and benefit
Managed Care Outlook
Lipitor led the way, and other blockbusters are following
News & Commentary
News & Commentary