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September 2013

Timothy Kelley

Delayed deadlines don’t alter the reality that you need to be ready for the big changes

Susan Worley

Mental illnesses are being redefined as science advances, but don’t believe reports of a war between the APA and the NIMH

Frank Diamond

Insurers can block a lot of crime, but the ACA and ICD-10 promise to make the fight against dishonest doctors even tougher

Peter Wehrwein

Nine Pioneer ACOs have dropped out of the elite program but there are true believers among the survivors

F. Randy Vogenberg, PhD, RPh

A survey reveals lack of awareness that stands in the way of more effective benefit design for these often expensive medications

Scott Schell, MBA, MD, PhD

There are some basic approaches health insurance plans can use to create better odds for cost-efficiency



Departments
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll

Insurers looking for some financial relief hope that the people who run the FDA’s review process take note

Medication Management
Thomas Reinke

The tools are imperfect. Even so, physicians and patients are not taking advantage of practices that save lives.

Plan Watch
Frank Diamond

Providers are not the only ones who need to encourage employees to get more involved with their care, a study argues

Tomorrow's Medicine
Thomas Morrow, MD

This method of matching drugs to patient starts with RA but may eventually be used for many other conditions