Managed Care


November 2013

Health plans have more incentives than ever to foster competition, but efforts in the past have failed

Joseph Burns

The internationally known health care economist says we have been heading in the right direction all along — we just have to tackle problems in the right order

Employees won’t be abandoned by their companies, whose contributions will continue to rise — somewhat

John Carroll

Which of three drugs is best for a given patient? The answer remains clouded by clinical uncertainty — and the sun isn’t going to break through soon.

Jack McCain

UM for outpatient discretionary echocardiography appeared to reduce testing rates significantly

Andrea DeVries, PhD ; Gosia Sylwestrzak, MA ; Abiy Agiro, PhD ; Thomas Power, MD

Medication Management

There have been no novel medications for decades, and exisiting therapies don’t have enough of an impact on morbidity and mortality rates

Thomas Reinke
Plan Watch

Aetna hopes that an experiment with its employees turns into a product that it can put on the market next year

Frank Diamond
Tomorrow's Medicine

Physicians will be able to order the correct therapy in as little as two hours after taking a sample for testing

Thomas Morrow, MD