IN THIS ISSUE

Katherine T. Adams

Derek van Amerongen, MD

Alone, medications and behavior modification aren’t solutions. Obesity’s complexity makes it difficult for payers to develop a strategy for reducing weight-related costs.
Editor’s Farewell Memo
John Marcille

John Marcille

ACO Update
Peter Wehrwein

Clif Gaus

Waivers and prospective attribution await ACOs in the proposed third track
Legislation & Regulation
Richard Mark Kirkner

Nancy Hammer 

The commission and employers are fighting over whether incentives make the programs involuntary
Medication Management
Thomas Reinke
The regimens can be complex. PBMs use education, outreach, split fills, and other techniques to help with adherence.
Medical Device Monitor
Katherine T. Adams

BrainScope’s Ahead 100

Physicians will be able to keep better tabs on heart problems and diabetes, and even help relieve chronic back and leg pain
The Formulary Files
Krishna Rutvij Patel, PharmD

Krishna Rutvij Patel, PharmD

Plan Watch
Frank Diamond

Mark Crockett, MD

Seven health plans and 74 physician practices unite under a CMS program to bolster primary care
Tomorrow’s Medicine
Thomas Morrow, MD

Thomas Morrow, MD

Cost will be a concern because it involves two separate procedures performed with two sets of catheters
News & Commentary
Frank Diamond
News & Commentary
Frank Diamond