Remember When: The $4 generics battle was in full swing December 19, 2016 By Mark Lowery Editor Below-cost reimbursements still a concern for pharmacists. Three reimbursement changes to watch in 2017 December 06, 2016 By Aine Cryts CMS is adding, dropping, and expanding payment rules Below-cost Rxs: One state just says no Starting in July, a new law in Mississippi will allow a pharmacy to refuse to provide drugs or services if it is not paid more than acquisition cost. Measuring payer, provider progress in the move to value March 24, 2016 By Aine Cryts In the move to value-based care, there have been surprises and disruptions for payers and providers alike. In this Q&A, an expert shares where we are now. Study: Impact of pay-for-performance incentives in ACOs January 25, 2016 By Tracey Walker A new study of a pediatric ACO serving approximately 300,000 Medicaid-eligible children in Ohio evaluated whether financial incentives influence physician behavior. Experts predict reimbursement changes for 2016 January 03, 2016 By Aine Cryts What reimbursement changes can healthcare executives expect in 2016? Three experts weigh in. Making the argument for patient-centered medical homes November 10, 2015 By Chris Apostol MD The idea of converting my practice into a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) came into focus as we, like many, struggled with flattening reimbursements, limited time with patients, and a payment system that rewards volume rather than value. We’ve embraced PCMH not just as a stepping stone towards payment transformation but as a noble recasting of our essential care delivery model. Healthcare systems require better clinical reference tools August 24, 2015 By Betsy Jones Time to answer might seem like a small feature on a remote island of healthcare data systems, but it's a linchpin of software usability for daily patient encounters. Top trends in diabetes management As the number of people with diabetes in the U.S. continues to climb, plans and integrated health systems are employing personalized strategies to help manage the disease. New York law sets standard for transparency May 07, 2015 By Robin Gelburd A new healthcare cost transparency law in New York State created to protect consumers requires insurers to publish clear information about health plan rules.