Many health care organizations that had reached for the brass ring are now wringing their hands as they file for Chapter 11. All is not lost, however.
Cost pressures that plans associate with rising drug expenditures result partly from their own largesse. Solutions: Restore consumerism and forge a common agenda with drug companies.
This former journalist is participating in one of the biggest stories of our time: Helping health plans and physicians locate that elusive point where doing the right thing and maximizing bottom lines intersect.
They're young, they're hungry, and they claim to be approaching business problems from a different angle. Will these entrepreneurs succeed?
United HealthCare's move to make advance authorization "obsolete" generated headlines. Inside the industry, however, the reaction was muted.