Ruling on queries from phone banks, working to end hospital errors, meeting with disgruntled physicians: Does any of this sound familiar?
Some pretty amazing stuff was on display in Dallas. Where were those most-sought-after potential buyers — physicians?
Those who make deals between buyers and insurers are used to perks and tidy commissions. The Internet and defined contributions may threaten that.
New name — Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality — new focus. The director says it's less about guidelines, more about preventing errors.
Mark G. Weiner, M.D. ; Eric Pifer, M.D.
Managed Care Outlook