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Managed Medicare Revitalized: Feel-Good Plan of the Decade
Insurers are largely happy with what they've seen. They're creating new benefit packages and expect more business in the next one to three years.
Pharma Tackles Patient Adherence
Manufacturers' programs include Web-based reminders, financial incentives, and full-blown disease management
PBMs Raise the Curtain
Efforts are under way to find out exactly how pharmacy benefit managers work their magic
A Conversation with Jeanne Scott: We Can't Avoid Tough Decisions Forever
This former Reagan administration official is working to change how health information is processed. However, that's only part of the solution.
Compliance With Antithrombotic Guidelines: Current Practice, Barriers, and Strategies For Improvement
Joseph A. Caprini, MD, MS, FACS, RVT
Thomas M. Hyers, MD, FCCP
Deeply held, but not evidence-based, concerns about the possible risks of pharmacologic prophylaxis leave many patients at risk for DVT
State legislatures spring ahead with restrictions on drug copay accumulators
The Urgent Care Surge
Prices: High, Confusing, and Opaque. Would Transparency Even Help?
Lower Copays Sweeten Outcomes-based Deal for Brilinta
Antiviral Cleared for All Six HCV Strains in Children
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Senate grills drugmaker CEOs, the most sweeping Medicare-for-all plan yet, & a Washington State effort to identify low-value health care services
More Americans riled about drug prices, bispecific antibodies have arrived, CMS rule requires more interoperability
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Legislation & Regulation
Revolution in Massachusetts May Spread to Other States
Governors and legislators look to borrow whatever they think might work well for their own constituencies
Specialty Pharmacy Grows As Cost-Control Option
It seems that everyone is jumping on this bandwagon, with physician specialists even participating. Will the big PBMs come to dominate this market too?
Malpractice premiums constitute small component of expenses
Modest Investment in 'Coaching' Seems To Lead To Lowered Costs
As enrollment increases in consumer-directed health plans, some insurers find a little guidance goes a long way
Remarkable Work Went Into Designing the New HPV Vaccine
Thomas Morrow, MD
The recently approved human papillomavirus vaccine is a prime example of how science is beating back the advance of old diseases
Managed Care Outlook
Payers, consumers benefit as patents expire
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