November 2010

Pass-through pricing is a good way for a payer to realize the benefit of increased prescribing of generic drugs

Linda Cahn

Aetna’s chief medical director for Medicare draws on years of experience to chart opportunities and challenges of the new legislation’s focus on innovation
We have certified centers that do a great job for some patients, reducing downstream costs, but are of little benefit to others

Bob Kirsch

Jeffrey D. Dunn, PharmD, MBA; Peter G. Ellis, MD; John L. Fox, MD, Ms; Ira Klein, MD, MBA; Maria Lopes, MD, MS; David B. Nash, MD, MBA; Lynn Nishida, RPh; Lee S. Schwartzberg, MD; Winston Wong, PharmD


Highmark’s effort to get physicians up to speed with 21st century technology has been extended with a bonus system based on federal standards
John Carroll
CPOE systems, according to data from the Leapfrog Group, do an inconsistent job of shielding patients from serious errors
Thomas Reinke
A program by a Medicaid insurer keeps in touch with patients throughout their entire episode of care
Frank Diamond
The complications of autograft surgery are largely avoided when advances in biotechnology play a role in tissue regeneration and repair
Thomas Morrow, MD