IN THIS ISSUE

John Carroll
Some doctors say that far from cutting waste, online visits create it. Others are signing up and giving it a try.
Tom Reinke
Attempts to improve efficiency often involve controlling utilization, but Geisinger Health Plan thinks it has a better approach
Frank Diamond
Impressive savings and compliance rates seen for those enrolled in Choice Fund, the insurer’s consumer-directed plan
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll
Managed care companies may benefit from swelling enrollment, but some questions remain unanswered
Medication Management
Martin Sipkoff
Medications that lower cholesterol and manage diabetes account for $38.1 billion — the single largest category
Plan Watch
Frank Diamond
Some health plans do a better job than others in bolstering physician satisfaction. Systems really matter.
Tomorrow's Medicine
Thomas Morrow, MD
With their high milk production and short generational time, these bovids are ideal bioreactors able to dramatically increase the protein yield
News and Commentary
News and Commentary