Leonard D. Schaeffer
Joseph Newhouse, PhD
Paul Fronstin, PhD
Alice G. Gosfield
Surgeons in nine hospitals formed a study group and then hit the road to learn from peers. Outcomes improved dramatically.
NCQA President Margaret O'Kane and a panel of clinically oriented administrators call for emphasis on making the best care financially attractive to physicians, plans, and employers.
Coverage may now come with built-in access to a level of case management that some HMOs find useful.
Human beings are not machines, and modern medicine needs to move beyond the repair shop mentality. Could nontraditional services help?
Arthur Preston Smith, PhD
Legislation & Regulation
Congress frees up billions for plans that choose to participate in a new program for enrollees. This may be opportunity knocking.
The Formulary Files
A chance encounter with an unhappy reader (a physician) spurs a flood cliches about why doctors are "justified" in their refusal to move out of the dark ages
Michael S. Victoroff, MD
Angiogenesis blockade is a 30 year old concept, but it will soon make the leap from lab bench to pharmacy shelf.
Thomas Morrow, MD
Managed Care Outlook