Managed Care
Disease
Management

 

June 2008

Recovering from a kick in the gut from investors in the first quarter of 2008, plans are now looking for ways to adjust to a drop in employer-based coverage
Martin Sipkoff
A physician-turned-academic-researcher builds a framework for challenging the health system's focus on specialists
John Marcille
Employers want cessation efforts, and not-for-profit plans, as well as a few for-profits, have come through
Lola Butcher
These systems can improve quality, but in their present state of development, they can annoy physicians and are underutilized
Tom Reinke
Capital Health Plan achieved a 79% improvement in pain scores and a 54% improvement in function scores for its members
Charles M. Tomlinson, MD ; Chad Gray, PT ; Tom Kane, PT



Departments
Viewpoint
New private reinsurance companies would finance and manage the risks associated with producers, payers, and patients
Bruce Pyenson, FSA, MAAA
Letters
Legislation & Regulation
Sen. Ron Wyden’s bill promises to provide universal coverage without draining the federal treasury. Too good to be true?
John Carroll
Medication Management
Recent reports question whether statins are being overprescribed
Martin Sipkoff
Plan Watch
It has not been easy to launch the massive HealthConnect system, but officials at the health plan say it has been rewarding
Frank Diamond