March 2015

Not too long ago, retail health clinics were viewed with wariness—and worse—by other health care players. Now their value is recognized.

Richard Mark Kirkner

Richard G. Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD

Americans are going to emergency departments for traumatic brain injuries in record numbers. What’s behind the increase? What are obstacles to care?

Susan Worley

Ibrahim M Abbass, RPh, PhD Trudy M. Krause, DrPH, CPHQ Salim S. Virani MD, PhD J. Michael Swint, PhD Wenyaw Chan, PhD

Departments

LEGISLATION & REGULATION
The force may be leaving the AMA as it seeks another ICD-10 delay. The politics are lining up so this may be at long last the year it gets implemented.
Richard Mark Kirkner
MEDICATION MANAGEMENT
Most Part D plans have such systems, and beneficiaries appreciate the lower copayments. Independent drugstores say they are shut out—and want in.
Thomas Reinke
PLAN WATCH
Provider-sponsored Healthfirst scores well in the stars program despite serving a disadvantaged New York City population
Frank Diamond
BIOLOGICS IN DEVELOPMENT
Katherine T. Adams
MEDICAL DEVICE MONITOR
Katherine T. Adams
TOMORROW’S MEDICINE
Enteromedics’s Maestro Rechargeable System was approved when the FDA considered weight differences after the yearlong trial was officially over
Thomas Morrow, MD

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