IN THIS ISSUE

John Carroll
Physicians don't like to discuss end-of-life care. Neither do health plans, fearing it makes them look cold. A few plans are finding innovative ways to do it.
Employer Update
Jack McCain
Thanks to a Business Roundtable-sponsored group calling for better outcomes at hospitals, health plans' lobbying efforts may pay off.
State Initiatives
Bob Carlson
Compensation Monitor
Systems & Software
Joyce R. Ochs
Ethics
Michael S. Victoroff, M.D.
News and Commentary