Tracey Walker
Integrating pharmacy benefit, medical benefit cuts costs
Here’s how one non-profit health plan harnessed the power of medical and pharmacy data to rein in drug costs.
Program prevents, delays new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58%
Leader of the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program explains how it is improving diabetes care.
Insurer's foundation heart initiative addresses cardiovascular disparities
The Independence Blue Cross Foundation Healthy Hearts Initiative aims to improve survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest, increase CPR preparedness.
Aggressive price growth pushes healthcare spending up
Rise in use of outpatient care and professional services contributed to quicker growth in spending for the privately insured over previous years.
Do retail clinics decrease emergency room visits?
Retail clinics emerge as a way to satisfy the growing demand for healthcare created by the newly insured under the ACA, but contrary to expectations, they do not appear to be leading to meaningful reductions in low-acuity ED visits.
Four ways Medicare Part D has affected costs for diabetic patients
Understand Medicare Part D’s design and its coverage gap to offer the most affordable prescription drug options for patients.
Five things to know: CMS’ plan to up PCP payments by millions
CMS announced changes to how Medicare pays for primary care. Here’s 5 things to consider.
One insurer proves that value-based reimbursement works in practice
Humana’s value-based reimbursement model with physicians has helped to improve care quality and health outcomes for its Medicare Advantage (MA) program members.
Five things physicians don’t know about biosimilars
Awareness of biosimilars is high, but there are some gaps to be filled, according to a Biosimilars Forum study.
Exchange plans are missing out on millions of dollars
A new Express Scripts report highlights risk reporting gaps and offers advice for plans looking to close those gaps to ensure accurate risk payments


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