Supplement to Managed Care:|
Clinical Brief: Safety of Lipid-Lowering Therapies
Vol. 15, No. 9
Managed Medicare: Encore! Encore!
Insurers are generally pleased with how the altered program has progressed so far. Now, they are creating new benefit packages and expect even more business in the next few years.
Cooperation on Adherence
Drug manufacturers have begun cooperating with health plans to devise ways to improve patient adherence. Programs include Web-based reminders, DM, and financial incentives.
PBMs Raise the Curtain
Pharmacy benefit managers have worked their magic for a long time and now efforts are under way to see exactly how they do it. Did somebody say transparency?
Q&A: IT's Bound to Happen
Jeanne Scott, an attorney working to change how health information is processed, disagrees with President Bush "95 percent" of the time. On info technology, however, they are in agreement.
Antithrombotic Guidelines Not Followed
Deeply held, but not evidence-based, concerns about the possible risks of pharmacological prophylaxis leave many patients at risk for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
Adherence and the consumer.
Legislation and Regulation
Revolution in Massachusetts spreads.
Specialty pharmacy's role.
Too much ado about malpractice?
Little "health coaching" goes long way.
On the human papillomavirus vaccine.
Who benefits as patents expire?