Managed Care


August 2008

Though they’ve generally been good for the public and the companies that spawned them, these organizations often lack direction or fall prey to government raids.
Maureen Glabman
Right now large employers are obsessed with improving health and, not incidentally, productivity, says the chief analyst of a respected survey
John Marcille
The cost-effectiveness of prevention is undeniable, yet vaccination rates for everything but influenza decline
Martin Sipkoff
Insurers are being handed some treatment responsibility for this complex disorder, but some say that it is an educational, not medical, task
Tom Reinke
Bruce Bode, MD ; Michael Silver, MD ; Richard Weiss, MS ; Kathryn Martin

Legislation & Regulation
With physicians balking at CMS’s strategy, some health care plans are taking a less controversial route
John Carroll
Medication Management
New technology is helping health plans address the problems of polypharmacy
Martin Sipkoff
Tomorrow's Medicine
As microprocessor-controlled devices are improved to help patients maintain freedom and function, insurers are divided on coverage
Thomas Morrow, MD
Plan Watch
A computer alert system and a process that steers patients toward high-performing doctors are part of Aetna’s program
Frank Diamond