August 2012

As providers scramble to form accountable care organizations, insurers take steps to either participate, or limit ACO market power

Thomas Reinke


ACOs can learn from successes and mistakes of managed care, says Kaiser Permanente physician leader

John Marcille

While the United States has been in turmoil over how to tame its excessive health care bill, the Brits have their own problems — different, but in some ways the same

Robert Royce, PhD

In large part, the growth of specialty pharmacy will require pharmacy benefit managers to become more active on behalf of payers and patients

Warren K. Williams

Legislation & Regulation

In nonconforming states, health plans will miss out on a bonanza of new members and hospitals might be on the hook for uncompensated care

John Carroll

Medication Management

The Food & Drug Administration’s approach to this stage of a drug’s life cycle is inadequate

Tom Reinke

Evidence Review

Many insurers have not yet updated their coverage policies since the FDA cleared this scanning tool in November 2011

Plan Watch

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan teaches effective interviewing techniques to nurses on the front lines of chronic disease

Frank Diamond

Tomorrow’s Medicine

Clinical trial data from the lorcaserin submission suggest modest weight loss over a short period

Thomas Morrow, MD

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