Managed Care



June 1997

Sometimes you have to spend money to save money. Vials with microchips, beeping blister packs and other new pharmaceutical delivery media, even if they are a bit pricey, could lower overall health care costs.
David L. Bloom
Smoking, fat-filled diets, endless gazing at the tube — they're disastrous for health and bad for the bottom line. So physicians and managed care organizations are grappling with ways to put more life into the American life style.
Peter Wehrwein
Managed care contracts are most practices' lifeblood now, and it's a buyer's market. Demonstrate your quality-improvement systems and show health plans hard data if you want your group to land the best contracts.
Howard Salmon ; Rick Carter
Americans are hungry for medical information, and they're getting more of it than ever. Some are even retaining consultants who specialize in helping them get the most from doctors and health plans.
Jean Lawrence
News that his HMO is being sold to Malik Hasan, M.D.'s fast-growing Foundation Health Systems Inc. doesn't change Mickey Herbert's role as an industry advocate and chairman of the American Association of Health Plans.
Managed care-induced hassles are not universal — nor are they constant. Some have receded over the years. Location, type of plan and physician specialty explain much of why some doctors suffer and others don't.
Linda Wolfe Keister
Formal disease management is one of the more vibrant areas of health care, with drug manufacturers, health plans and independent companies all greatly interested. Here's a plan for putting such a program together.
Mary C. Gurnee, Pharm.D. ; Robert V. Da Silva, M.S., R.Ph.


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