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Michael D. Dalzell

A program pairing academic medical institutions with managed care companies teaches residents how health plans work and to work with them.

The new director of HCFA's Center for Health Plans and Providers wants to bring managed care options to Medicare recipients and overhaul guidelines governing payment rates for cognitive services.
JOSEPH L. BRAUN, M.D.
A medical director's casual ruminations suggest that HMOs watch primary care doctors not out of malice, but with a true desire to help.
Jean Lawrence
Physicians of all ages and specialties are returning to universities across the country to learn how to maneuver in the world of managed care.
Washington Initiatives
Editor's Memo
John Marcille
News and Commentary
News and Commentary