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John Carroll
Visits are going up and most cases seen in the ED are legitimate. What’s a payer to do?
Peer-Reviewed
Eric Q. Wu, PhD
Rym Ben-Hamadi, MSc
Mei Lu, MS
Escitalopram patients in a Florida Medicaid population had better treatment persistence and lower total health care costs than patients prescribed citalopram
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll
Legislatures want medical-benefit practices applied to oral drugs provided under the pharmacy benefit, all to keep patients’ costs within reach
Plan Watch
Frank Diamond
Independence Blue Cross teams up with the American College of Physicians to create an online program that facilitates creation of medical homes
Tomorrow's Medicine
Thomas Morrow, MD
Patients who were considered inoperable have a new option that involves placement of a bioprosthetic heart valve
News & Commentary
News & Commentary