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MargaretAnn Cross
Very effective if used properly, these panels are not yet widespread. However, that could change as industrial customers demand more input.
Bob Carlson
"Advanced access means that if somebody wants an appointment, you offer the appointment for today." It's not that difficult to implement.
Viewpoint
Margaret E. O'Kane
Critics complain that some HMOs withhold data, but NCQA President Margaret O'Kane responds that HMOs are exemplary in measuring and reporting quality.
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll
Ethics
Michael S. Victoroff, MD
Legal Forum
Steven J. Fox
Rachel H. Wilson
John W. Jones Jr.
News and Commentary