IN THIS ISSUE

Richard Mark Kirkner
Forget about sending members to Thailand for major surgery; there’s a center of excellence here that can do the job at a good price
Tapped by President Obama in a recess appointment, Donald Berwick, MD, will lead the CMS at least till the end of next year. Here, selections from our Berwick file.
Q&A
A medical ethicist says it’s time to acknowledge that limited resources will cover limited services
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll
Plans try to figure out how to deal with federal guidelines on services that take effect next month
Tomorrow's Medicine
Thomas Morrow, MD
The search for an acceptable oral MS drug may be over if fingolimod (Gilenia) survives an FDA review this fall
Plan Watch
Frank Diamond
Network Health Alliance uses a team approach to bring primary care to an often hard-to-reach — and very costly — population
News and Commentary
News and Commentary
News and Commentary