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Archive for January, 2011

CoR is up

The latest edition of the Cavalcade of Risk is up at the Health Business Blog.

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Health Reform’s Consumer Protections?

The provision of the ACA (a.k.a. Health Reform) have a number of provisions to mandate more generous health insurance benefits.  Some of these provisions include the following: Health plans generally must allow adult children up to age 26 to stay on their parents’ policies Health Plans cannot charge co-payments for preventive services Health plans cannot […]

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Do the elderly need help managing their prescriptions?

According to this study, I would certainly say yes! “The study reviewed pharmacy claims from the CVS Caremark pharmacy benefit management (PBM) book of business for 1.83 million patients taking statins, and 1.48 million patients taking angiotensen converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors) or rennin angiotensen receptor blockers (ARBs) between June 1, 2006 and May 30, 2007… During a three-month […]

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Do Economists need an ethical code?

American Sociological Association and the American Anthropology Association have a code of ethics.  Similarly, the American Psychology Associationand the American Statistical Association both have guidelines for ethics.  Does the American Economic Association need one for economists as well? A recent petition by a group of economists called for just such a code. The petition has […]

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Weekend Links

State efforts to add coverage for adult dependents work? Was BadgerCare a success? Can you inherit obesity genes? Republican commitments in flux. Fugitive busted by his pacemaker

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Health Wonk Review is up

The latest edition of the Health Wonk Review is up at The Apothecary.

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Making appointments online

After purusing through CNet’s Webware 100 winners, I came across the site ZocDoc.  According to CNET: “ZocDoc is a doctor and dentist finder. It also lets patients book a time with their doctor online, just like they would when making reservations for a restaurant. Users simply need to drop in their insurance carrier and plan, […]

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