There are things HMOs and physician groups can do now to help them see through tough times.
Health plans can position themselves even before talks begin by getting all the information they can on the population they wish to target.
A medical director's casual ruminations suggest that HMOs watch primary care doctors not out of malice, but with a true desire to help.
The new director of HCFA's Center for Health Plans and Providers wants to bring managed care options to Medicare recipients and overhaul guidelines governing payment rates for cognitive services.
Physicians of all ages and specialties are returning to universities across the country to learn how to maneuver in the world of managed care.
Things are far from rosy, but there is a rise in cooperation between plans and physicians. Can peace be far behind — or is it a lull in the fighting?