cost containment

The ophthalmic technology floodToday, a visit to the commercial exhibitions of major meetings is a real show, with companies’ booths offering amazing high-tech devices that promise to address the specific needs we have in our practices. Although such technology impresses us, we seldom receive information on the evidence-based data surrounding its effectiveness, its cost-benefit analysis and the potential for obsolescence.
Integrating pharmacy benefit, medical benefit cuts costsHere’s how one non-profit health plan harnessed the power of medical and pharmacy data to rein in drug costs.