As managed care control loosens, hospital costs outpace pharmacy

Growth in per-capita spending on prescription drugs decelerated in 2000 (though it moved upward again in the first quarter of 2001), compared with 1999, reversing a six-year trend in which spending increases rose steadily from 5.2 percent annually to 18.4 percent. The study cites the spread of three-tier formularies as a possible reason for the decline in the rate of increase.


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HAP, a subsidiary of Henry Ford Health System, is a nonprofit health plan providing coverage to individuals, companies and organizations. This executive develops strategies to meet membership and revenue targets through products, pricing, market segmentation and advertising.  Aligns business among Business Development, Commercial Sales, Medicare and Public Sector Programs and Product Development. Seeks to enhance and be responsible for business development and expansion through the development of an effective product portfolio, strong interpersonal relationships and service excellence.

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