November 2018 - First Report Managed Care

Issue 11
November 2018


Jeff Craven

Pharmaceutical companies are increasingly using big data techniques to improve outcomes, streamline the drug clinical pipeline and gain insight into new therapies. But real innovation may change how drug developers, payers, and providers interact with patient data. | Read More

Mary Beth Nierengarten

A group of experts recently commented on President Trump's new law addressing the opioid crisis that received strong bipartisan support, which provides multiple measures to more aggressively address what has become a steady and growing epidemic over decades. | Read More

Dean Celia

Health care was top of mind as voters headed to the polls November 6 for the midterm elections. In the weeks leading up to midterms, we asked a panel of experts to discuss the various health care issues at stake at the national and state levels. | Read More


Zachary Bessette

Gary Goldstein, business manager of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Stanford Health Care, discusses the changes needed for increased CAR-T administration in the outpatient setting as well as commercial and provider concerns about the latest reimbursement news. | Read More
Amazon will begin selling an exclusive brand of medical devices for diabetes and hypertension management straight to consumers in a partnership with Arcadia Group. | Read More
The American Medical Association (AMA) has launched a newly enhanced version of its Health Workforce Mapper—a tool that provides information on a variety of population health factors—which now includes updated data to help physicians and other health care providers improve patient access to care. | Read More
The Express Scripts SafeGuardRx Diabetes Care Value program saved participating health plan sponsors a total $42.6 million during its first year, the company announced in a press release. | Read More