Shelly Reese is a freelance writer based in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a frequent contributor to Managed Healthcare Executive.
Public hospitals feel recession's pinch
Some hospitals are feeling the pinch of the Great Recession.
Readmit rate improves ever so slowly
How you interpret avoidable hospitalization data depends entirely on your perspective.
Forgetfulness cripples drug adherence
A survey by Express Scripts shows that patients tend to think that they are more compliant than they are.
Employers give PBMs positive scores
The bad news: PBMs have the weakest performance on the aspects that matter most to employers.
AMA calls for plan competition but might quickly regret that wish
In the arcane argot of antitrust, the debate between the American Medical Assn. (AMA) and the nation's health insurers is a case of he said/she said.
Care models come together
Two leading industry groups put their heads together for seemless care
Upper Midwest states report best performance measures
Scorecard from the Commonwealth Fund notes stark gaps between best and worst performing states
Self-management techniques lacking among asthma patients
Just 8% of asthma patients recieve proper education, and insurance status is not the ultimate factor
State Report: Massachusetts
Commonwealth Fund State Performance Ranking 2007: 8
State Report: Pennsylvania
The public eye has been squarely focused on Pennsylvania as Governor Edward G. Rendell
States seek enhanced DM for Medicaid patients
Medicaid Enrolees who suffer from expensive, chronic conditions tend to suffer from so many comorbidities and complicating social problems-such as homelessness and lack of transportation-that isolating a single disease state for intervention is ineffective. And states are beginning to recognize that.
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