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John Carroll
Cadillac or Yugo care for the poor? Fee-for-service or managed care? The states have a lot on their minds as the Medicaid monster grows and grows.
Peer-Reviewed
Mary Ann Clark, MHA
Ameet Bakhai, MD, MRCP
Elise M. Pelletier, MS
This study is the first to estimate costs and medical resource use associated with restenosis involving bare metal stents in managed care percutaneous coronary intervention patients.
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll
More and more health plans are being told that they need to do good if they want to do well. Is this fair? Are other industries forced to make charitable donations?
Medication Management
Martin Sipkoff
The e-prescribing movement is getting some new advocates --employers. Can the combined influence of plans, employers, and the government affect physician buy-in?
Tomorrow's Medicine
Thomas Morrow, MD
As new specialty pharmacy care becomes more dominant, companies devoted to managing these products and their associated costs are finding a market.
Employer Update
MargaretAnn Cross
Disease management conference focuses on outcomes measures that address issues such as presenteeism that concern most health care purchasers
News and Commentary