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December 2004

Brent James's research has led to a new and powerful vision of paying for performance that binds physicians, plans and hospitals together.
Martin Sipkoff
It can be a tough sell when a health care company has a promising but untested new plan design. Here's a way around that problem.
MargaretAnn Cross
The cover story in our July issue was titled "The Weight Debate." This article continues the debate in terms that might not have occurred to you before. Think heresy.
Jack McCain
Pay tied to performance has become the norm outside of managed care. Now, the industry wants the same for its captains.
John Carroll
While there has been much discussion about the need to reduce medical errors, little attention has been given to how health insurers can help.
Alan G. Adler, MD, MS ; Jay S. Schukman, MD, MS



Departments
Editor's Memo
John A. Marcille
Ethics
You can buy just about anything on the Internet these days — including lifesaving body parts. Where do we draw the line?
Michael S. Victoroff, MD
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll
Legislation & Regulation
The pharmaceutical giant says that its disease management program saved Florida $42 million, but a state watchdog group remains unconvinced.
John Carroll
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll
Compensation Monitor
Tomorrow's Medicine
The recently approved artificial heart marks a technological advance, but the reality of cost is a matter that needs addressing by managed care.
Thomas Morrow, MD
Employer Update
HSAs, FSAs, HRAs — it's all alphabet soup to many employers. HMOs need to be able to accommodate all sorts of new payment schemes.
MargaretAnn Cross