Managed Care


September 2006

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.
John Carroll
Manufacturers' programs include Web-based reminders, financial incentives, and full-blown disease management
David Adler
Efforts are under way to find out exactly how pharmacy benefit managers work their magic
Martin Sipkoff
This former Reagan administration official is working to change how health information is processed. However, that's only part of the solution.
Deeply held, but not evidence-based, concerns about the possible risks of pharmacologic prophylaxis leave many patients at risk for DVT
Joseph A. Caprini, MD, MS, FACS, RVT ; Thomas M. Hyers, MD, FCCP

Legislation & Regulation
Governors and legislators look to borrow whatever they think might work well for their own constituencies
John Carroll
Medication Management
It seems that everyone is jumping on this bandwagon, with physician specialists even participating. Will the big PBMs come to dominate this market too?
Martin Sipkoff
Employer Update
As enrollment increases in consumer-directed health plans, some insurers find a little guidance goes a long way
Lola Butcher
Tomorrow's Medicine
The recently approved human papillomavirus vaccine is a prime example of how science is beating back the advance of old diseases
Thomas Morrow, MD