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Seven things to know about Express Scripts’ plan to limit opioidsAs President Trump declares the opioid epidemic “a national emergency,” a new opioid management program from Express Scripts will limit the number and strength of opioid drugs to first-time patients.
Opinion: 4 reasons to revitalize the Children’s Health Insurance ProgramAs legislative discussions begin regarding the reauthorization of CHIP, it is imperative to keep in mind how proposed cuts could be detrimental to the health and future of our nation’s children.
Four innovative ways employers can deliver healthcareA National Business Group on Health survey finds that with costs continuing to rise, employers are shifting control efforts to how healthcare is delivered and paid for.
Report sheds light on regional diabetes prevalence, costA new report by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has eye-opening findings about diabetes prevalence, severity and cost.
How Cigna reduced opioid use 12% in 12 monthsManaged Healthcare Executive (MHE) recently spoke with Cigna’s Chief Medical Officer for Behavioral Health Doug Nemecek, MD, about Cigna’s efforts, outcomes, and how it plans to reach its goal
How medical schools are responding to the opioid epidemicAs the opioid epidemic rages, up-and-coming physicians are seen as part of the solution. Here’s how medical schools are changing their training programs.
Health plans explain genetic testing coverage decisionsToday there are nearly 67,000 genetic tests. With so many tests available, it can be difficult for MCOs to determine what to cover.
Cognitive computing shakes up healthcare: What execs need to knowThe concepts that power cognitive computing and AI have grown to include substantial healthcare advancements.
New challenges, opportunities in autoimmune disease treatmentAllegheny Health Network’s Susan Manzi, MD, MPH, discusses the healthcare needs of patients with lupus and other autoimmune disorders.
Five ways to reduce healthcare administrative costsAdministrative costs are a huge burden in healthcare, but there are several process changes that can result in huge savings.