Managed Care

 

 

September 2007

Studies by Cigna and Humana challenge some long-held assumptions about high-deductible plans
John Carroll
Gauging and rewarding good work in health care is a noble goal with potentially negative consequences
Martin Sipkoff
Even if the the goal is unattainable in this country, working toward it might produce interesting experiments in cost efficiency
Frank Diamond
The pros and cons of each weigh heavily, but ultimately, a melding may benefit patients and primary care physicians
Jaan Sidorov, MD, MHSA
Payers' drug costs for human growth hormone are related to product waste that is related to the container in which the product is supplied
Gary R. Bazalo, MS ; Ashish V. Joshi, PhD ; John Germak, MD



Departments
Legislation & Regulation
That seems to be the upshot of the debate over funding children's insurance and Medicare Advantage
John Carroll
Medication Management
Thanks to recent Supreme Court rulings, manufacturers of generic drugs are in a good position to continue expansion of their market share
Martin Sipkoff
Compensation Monitor
Tomorrow's Medicine
Otosclerosis has been traditionally managed with hearing aids and surgery, but a recent discovery may result in development of a biochemical treatment
Thomas Morrow, MD
Employer Update
Plans seem curiously unconcerned about technology that helps workers compare premiums, other features
Lola Butcher

Meetings

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
Medicare Risk Adjustment, Revenue Management, & Star Ratings Fort Lauderdale, FL November 12–14, 2014
World Orphan Drug Congress Europe 2014 Brussels, Belgium 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
6th Semi-Annual Diagnostic Coverage and Reimbursement Conference Boston December 4–5, 2014
Customer Analytics & Engagement in Health Insurance Chicago December 4–5, 2014
Pharmaceutical and Biotech Clinical Quality Assurance Conference Alexandria, VA December 4–5, 2014
9th Semi-Annual Medical Device Coverage and Reimbursement Conference San Diego December 5, 2014
8th Annual Medical Device Clinical Trials Conference Chicago December 8–9, 2014
HealthIMPACT Southeast Tampa, FL January 23, 2015