Behavioral health care organizations, argues this administrator, are being monitored to death. He suggests that a set of ground rules be applied to avoid duplication and ensure fairness to all parties.
A few years ago, experts predicted that HMOs would be lining up exclusive "teams" of primary care physicians, specialists and hospitals. Today they don't agree whether that prophecy was wrong or has simply been delayed.
The momentum in managed care has shifted to for-profit plans, but don't count out not-for-profits, particularly these three innovative and — for many enrollees — beloved HMOs. They aren't resting on their laurels.