IN THIS ISSUE

Tom Reinke
Its 2007 HEDIS physician performance manual puts greater emphasis on cost of care
Peer-Reviewed
Therese Zink, MD, MPH
Karen Lloyd, PhD, LP
George Isham, MD
Implementing what was formerly called the Chronic Care Model can improve an organization's response to this widespread problem
Editor's Memo
John Marcille
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll
Battle lines are drawn over proposals to raid the Medicare managed care program of funds to be applied to other health care needs. Democrats themselves are split.
Viewpoint
Louis W. Hutchison Jr.
Blending an approach that uses education, reward, and penalty can rein in runaway health care costs
Medication Management
Martin Sipkoff
Widespread adoption of this technology is inevitable, yet physicians still resist. Various coalitions and initiatives are trying to make adoption easier.
Employer Update
Lola Butcher
The programs are well received, for the most part, even though it is still hard to measure their value
Tomorrow's Medicine
Thomas Morrow, MD
An absorbable polyester material holds great promise beyond its primary use as a new type of surgical suture
News and Commentary
News and Commentary
News and Commentary