Managed Care

 

 

September 2012

These high-achievers wrestle with competing interests as they operate both in the medical and business worlds

Frank Diamond

Only about 35 percent of girls get the full three doses of the vaccine for the human papillomavirus, which causes most cervical cancers

Joseph Burns

Unimpressive performance combined with the dangerous shortcomings of older medications keeps insurers wary

Thomas Reinke

Patients treated with oral linezolid, covered under the pharmacy benefit, had lower re-hospitalizations and emergency room visits than patients treated with vancomycin or daptomycin, covered under the medical benefit

John Barron, PharmD ; Ralph Turner, PhD ; Michael Jaeger, MD ; Wallace Adamson, MD ; Joseph Singer, MD



Departments
Legislation & Regulation

Only 15 states admit to preparing to deploy these vehicles for essential services, but others are said to be working behind the scenes

John Carroll
Plan Watch

Eight-week course aims to instill in patients the skills to manage their chronic disease over the long haul

Frank Diamond
Tomorrow’s Medicine

An improved microchip will be a useful tool as patient-centric models of care delivery gain traction under health care reform

Thomas Morrow, MD
Managed Care Outlook

Meetings

Private Health Insurance Exchanges Conference Washington, D.C. October 7–8, 2014
National Healthcare Facility Management Summit Palm Beach, FL October 16–17, 2014
National Healthcare CFO Summit Las Vegas, NV October 19–21, 2014
National Healthcare CXO Summit Las Vegas, NV October 19–21, 2014
Innovative Member Engagement Operations For Health Plans Las Vegas, NV October 20–21, 2014
4th Partnering With ACOs Summit Los Angeles, CA October 27–28, 2014
2014 Annual HEDIS® and Star Ratings Symposium Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
PCMH & Shared Savings ACO Leadership Summit Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
World Orphan Drug Congress Europe 2014 Brussels, Belgium November 12–14, 2014
Medicare Risk Adjustment, Revenue Management, & Star Ratings Fort Lauderdale, FL November 12–14, 2014
Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Forum Alexandria, VA November 13–14, 2014
Home Care Leadership Summit Atlanta, GA November 17–18, 2014