Managed Care
Disease
Management

 

June 1996

When physicians invite a new partner into a practice, it raises the question of whether he or she should be required to invest in the practice's real estate holdings. Here's what to consider in making that decision.
Daniel M. Bernick, J.D., M.B.A.
If managed care is to fulfill its goal of promoting wellness rather than simply treating disease, physicians must learn to counsel patients effectively about food and cooking, argues a doctor who is also a cook.
John La Puma, M.D.
For-profit, investor-owned health plans are setting the growth pace these days, and some nonprofit plans are switching to for-profit status to keep up with the competition. But are the two kinds of plans really so different?
Paul Wynn
Do you think you have too many employees? Some physicians let doubts on that question fester, sending signals to the staff that can be ruinous to morale. Here are some ways to face the issue squarely.
Jeffrey J. Denning
At a Harvard School of Public Health conference in Boston last month, the issue of for-profit health care triggered sometimes heated exchanges among leaders in the industry. Here's some of what they said.