No longer passive, companies are working in a variety of ways to improve employees' care. Are health plans being left behind?
Although EBM is only just getting started, many people are looking beyond evaluating treatments head to head and considering cost as well
Once guidelines are embedded in the work flow, it will be much easier to apply them than it is when physicians must essentially take them off the shelf and look them up.
A point-counterpoint debate with Michael Jacobs, RPh, and Wayne M. Lednar, MD, PhD
Legislation & Regulation
The physician lobbying organization wants insurers to stop contributing to the growth of limited-care offices in chain stores
Insurers are trying different methods, from pay for performance to promoting preventive care, to hold down cost of chemotherapy drugs
The Formulary Files
High-deductible insurance hasn't been a big draw, but plan sponsors have found a few ways to make it attractive
Flash-frozen samples of surgically removed breast cancer tissue are the key to measuring a patient's risk of metastasis
Thomas Morrow, MD
Managed Care Outlook