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Shelly Reese Shelly Reese is a freelance writer based in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a frequent contributor to Managed Healthcare Executive.
Part-time workers prepare for cost hit

A look at the effect that PPACA will have on part-time employees.

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.

Trust is a barrier to embracing informatics

Stakeholders must find common ground, according to a new survey on the subject by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Administrative costs shrink significantly

In the era of escalating healthcare costs, the private market has managed to reduce baseline admin costs

Small firms slow to shop in exchange

In administrating Commonwealth Care, the Massachusetts' Connector has been hugely successful in enrolling people in subsidized health plans. As of last August, nearly 40,000 people had used the Connector to purchase Commonwealth plans.

Employers adopting specialty tiers

Employers got a lot more aggressive about managing specialty pharmacy costs in 2011, according to a new report by the Pharmacy Benefits Management Institute.

More employers opt to self-insure

While health plans might point to legislation and expansion of public programs as a hindrance, an increase in administrative services only (ASO) arrangements is taking a bite out of the business as well

Data sharing will reduce variation

When it comes to predicting geographic variations in cost, what's true for Medicare doesn't necessarily hold for the commercial populations.


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