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Martin Sipkoff
Partly because of employers' demands, health plans are starting to cooperate in ways that improve care.
Q&A
The executive director of the Leapfrog Group says that the organization pleads guilty to trying to create 'aspirational' standards for health care.
Bob Carlson
Do more with less — that's what we all must learn. In the physician's office, when patients share their doctor's time, everyone benefits.
MargaretAnn Cross
Many labor organizations have been isolated from inflationary realities. Can health plans and employers make them see the light?
Peer-Reviewed
William Silverman, MD, FAAP
The appropriate application of criteria for the use of palivizumab can save health plans a significant amount of money.
Editor's Memo
John Marcille
Viewpoint
Wayne Miller, RPh, MBA
The long-term impact of noncompliance must be considered before copayments are increased. This is especially true where chronic conditions are concerned.
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll
The managed care industry says that the ramifications of the Supreme Court decision will be slight. But could that be just wishful thinking?
Ethics
Michael S. Victoroff, MD
Physicians, teachers, and clergy are among those professions that enjoy particular respect. They must preserve equanimity in the face of ephemeral social movements.
Managed Care Outlook
News and Commentary