Leading With Its Heart Program
Plans Look Askance at Me-Too Medications
Lax Coding by Physicians Hurts Medicare Advantage Plans
Now Is the Time for Pharmacy Performance Incentives
The Managed Care Forecast
Optimizing the Use of 17P In Pregnant Managed Medicaid Members
Full contents for January 2008
Wellness Programs: No Longer Just an Add-On
Why Is It So Tough to Deliver On E-Prescribing’s Promise?
What’s the ROI on Wellness?
Federal and State Governments Pressed to Give Tax Breaks For Wellness Initiatives
You Will Live Healthily!
In Chronic Disease, Nationwide Data Show Poor Adherence by Patients to Medication and by Physicians to Guidelines
Full contents for February 2008
What Makes Harvard Pilgrim So Good?
Health 2.0: Will Its Promise Be Realized?
Health Plans Embrace Retail Clinics
The Epilepsy Battle in the War Between Brands and Generics
Health Plans Come Together for Better Outcomes Research
Aetna and Hannaford Make a Singapore Connection
Full contents for March 2008
Mental Health Parity: At Long Last?
Insurers and Oncologists Forge a Better Cancer Drug Policy
How to Dramatically Decrease Your MCO’s Rx Coverage Costs
Insurers Rush to Fill States’ Medicaid Needs
Could a Wal-Mart PBM Succeed?
Using Option-Based Contracts to Improve Health Outcomes
A Conversation With Bruce Bagley, MD
Full contents for April 2008
Medicare’s Big Changes
How MCOs Can Get Optimal Value from Their Pharmacy Benefit Managers
A Conversation With Reed Tuckson, MD: Championing Change from the Inside
Full contents for May 2008
During Economic Downturn, Diversity Relieves the Pain
Smoking Programs Succeed for Plans and Patients
Clinical Decision Support On Slow Road to Adoption
Health Plan Joins With Physical Therapy Facility to Manage Back and Neck Pain
An Evidence Base For Primary Care: A Conversation with Barbara Starfield, MD, MPH
Full contents for June 2008
Many Changes in Store As Physicians Become Employees
Bring ‘Young Invincibles’ Into the System
Future Shock for Insurers
Payers Struggle to Ensure High Level of Adherence to Costly Specialty Drugs
How Long Is Too Long?
Full contents for July 2008
Health Plan Foundations: How Well Are They Spending the Money?
Plans Feel Pressure to Vaccinate More Adults
States Increasingly Mandate Special Autism Services
Evaluation of a Continuous Glucose Monitoring System for Home-Use Conditions
Tracking Trends in Plan Design: A Conversation With Blaine J. Bos
Full contents for August 2008
Building a ‘Terribly Smart’ Doc: A Conversation with David Eddy, MD, PhD
Don’t Get Caught By PBMs’ MAC Mousetraps
Messing With Medicare Advantage
MedPAC Proposals Echo Private Payers’ Own Concerns
And the Winner Is ...
Full contents for September 2008
Reform — Does It Just Mean More Regulation?
Help Members to Avoid A Part D Doughnut Hole Crisis
Insurer’s Obesity Program In N.C. Reduces Medical Cost
It’s Time to Ask More of Utilization Management
Loss of Confidence in Diabetes Management
Full contents for October 2008
Is Care Coordination Making Carve-outs Less Desirable?
Oncologists Plead For Fairer Drug Payments
Will Biomarkers Bring Smarter Care?
Plans Slow to Cover At-Home BP Monitoring
Keep Employers In a Primary Role
Full contents for November 2008
Countdown Nears for Launch of ICD-10
Home, (Not So) Sweet, Medical Home
Health Insurers Well Positioned, But Must Plan for Cost Pressure
Price Hikes Spur Part D Debate
Prediabetes: Prevalent and Preventable But Underdiagnosed and Undertreated
Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy: Cost Effective Pharmacologic Treatments
Full contents for December 2008