Managed Care


June 2013

With the Affordable Care Act taking effect in just six months, unfinished regulations, obscure reform mandates, and unintended consequences create a potential minefield for payers

Michael D. Dalzell

A heath data pioneer launches a center at Johns Hopkins to develop new ideas for population health

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force renders a Grade A recommendation, but there are some questions on how to proceed

Frank Diamond

Details may vary according to the characteristics of the providers, but there is a general framework

Peter Wehrwein

Some insurers and PBMs are experimenting with a pragmatic approach to covering testing

Thomas Reinke

Legislation & Regulation

A special panel hopes to push providers toward a global payment system that focuses more on outcomes

John Carroll
Evidence Review

A summary of ECRI Institute’s Emerging Technology Evidence Report

Medication Management

Studies suggest that U.S. physicians are hesitant to put patients on insulin therapy, but these pens may offer value by improving control

Thomas Reinke
Tomorrow’s Medicine

With a third oral therapy for multiple sclerosis, clinicians now have more choices to manage the devastating symptoms of the disease

Thomas Morrow, MD