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. 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. Promising treatment developments in lymphoma immunotherapies December 05, 2016 By Bryant Furlow In this Q&A, a physician and lymphoma expert discusses treatment advances and promising signs for the future. Novel immunotherapies for leukemia could raise life-threatening syndrome December 05, 2016 By Bryant Furlow Novel immunotherapy treatments are showing promise for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), but they can trigger cytokine release syndrome. 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 prioritize women’s health December 01, 2016 By Aine Cryts From “all-in-one” healthcare appointments to coordinating women’s care for convenience, here’s how providers and researchers say plans and providers can prioritize Insurer's foundation heart initiative addresses cardiovascular disparities November 27, 2016 By Tracey Walker The Independence Blue Cross Foundation Healthy Hearts Initiative aims to improve survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest, increase CPR preparedness. Five ways care management can shift to value-based care November 26, 2016 By Ron Geraty MD As fee-for-service rapidly transforms into value-based care, the industry must improve member engagement and outcomes by using targeted care management interventions that help deliver bottom-line results across a broader spectrum of the population. Three concepts to consider for bundled payment success November 26, 2016 By Chip Howard The path to bundled payment success can be daunting. Here’s three universal concepts that will promote success under the various CMS models.