March 2000

How to select, then monitor a pharmacy benefit management company, from a consultant and former HMO director of pharmacy services.
Tim Sawyers, R.Ph., M.B.A.
By engaging patients and forming strategic alliances, plans can gain immediate cost and clinical benefits — despite conventional wisdom to the contrary.
Michael D. Dalzell
The perception that DM is merely a drug marketing tool seems finally to have vanished from this healthy, though fragmented, industry.
Steve Heimoff
The president of the Medical Group Management Association encourages changes that would bring physician practice and medical record-keeping in step with the times, and decries the lack of medical standards across plans.
Costs are relatively low for this minimally invasive procedure, compared with open surgical interventions for vertebral compression fractures, such as internal fixation and spinal fusion.
Susan A. Levine, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Lawrence A. Perin, M.D., M.B.A.
Diane Hayes, Ph.D.
Winifred S. Hayes, Ph.D.

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