Five things to know about Trump’s health leadership picks December 07, 2016 By Tracey Walker President-elect Trump named Tom Price and Seema Verma to lead HHS and CMS, respectively. Here’s what you should know about them. Opinion: Health reformers overlook areas that could reduce most costs December 06, 2016 By Devon Herrick PhD None of Trump’s plans, such as repealing parts of Obamacare or expanding HSAs, will rein in the rising cost of healthcare. Top barriers to fully utilizing precision medicine biomarkers December 06, 2016 By Bryant Furlow As development of molecular biomarkers hastens, administrators, clinicians and regulators are working to organize and define biomarkers’ appropriate roles in clinical care—and discussing how to efficiently share the massive amounts of genomic data that will result. Four innovative models rein in pharma costs December 05, 2016 By Mari Edlin Plans and PBMs are finding new ways to rein in pharmacy costs. New funding mechanisms offer opportunity to improve access to diabetes education December 05, 2016 By David Weingard Telephonic and personalized diabetes self-education programs which fit into patient’s busy lives will make a greater impact than in-person classes only. Trend to watch: Payer-provider joint ventures December 03, 2016 By Rachael Zimlich RN Joint ventures are gaining steam as health plans and providers look for new ways to work together. Women’s health Q&A: Two specialists discuss top issues December 02, 2016 By Tracey Walker Two experts discuss top-of-mind women’s healthcare issues in managed care. Four ways to get your data analytics team up to speed December 01, 2016 By Donna Marbury Does your analytics team have what it takes? Experts share their top recommendations. Integrating pharmacy benefit, medical benefit cuts costs November 29, 2016 By Tracey Walker 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% November 28, 2016 By Tracey Walker Leader of the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program explains how it is improving diabetes care.