IN THIS ISSUE

Q&A
John Marcille
A longtime consultant says health plan CMOs now have the toughest job in managed care
Richard G. Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD
Insurers need to know the rules for Medicare Part B and Part D coverage, but they are not always easy to find or interpret
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll
The hope is that sending a doctor, nurse practitioner, or pharmacist to a frail old person’s home will keep the patient out of the hospital
Medication Management
Thomas Reinke
New software capabilities provide the power to integrate medical and pharmacy data
Evidence Review
A summary of ECRI Institute’s Emerging Technology Evidence Report
Plan Watch
Frank Diamond
Online tools and an emphasis on patient-provider communication encourage more utilization of preventive medicine
Tomorrow's Medicine
Thomas Morrow, MD
Advances in computer technology have placed us on the threshold of a new way of delivering care that is both economical and incredible
News & Commentary