July 2012

Population management claims: The Seven Rules of Plausibility provide means to test the claims of population management vendors. With case studies and commentary.

The CEO of StayWell Health Management discusses evolving approaches to health and wellness management under health care reform

Advanced therapy management may lead to physician acceptance of additional medications infused at home

This study verifies, as defined by current guidelines, that initial treatment with fixed dose combinations (FDC) is associated with a better likelihood of HbA1c goal attainment and lower health care resource use and costs.

Departments

VIEWPOINT

The new schedule will burden health plans with extra costs, but will also allow a smoother transition

LEGISLATION & REGULATION

Attempts to force hospitals to make prices public often fail for lack of standardization

PLAN WATCH

Though ROI is hard to calculate, insurer says that its on-site clinics are changing employee behavior for the good

TOMORROW’S MEDICINE

A tiny new implantable heart pump transmits speed, power consumption, and blood flow data directly to the cardiac center


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