Managed Care
Disease
Management

 

May 2003

Businesses are relying on doctors to direct the health benefit. They often work directly with plans to keep workers healthy — and at their posts.
MargaretAnn Cross
Most would not want health care to go through such a major change unless it became a question of survival. Many say that's just where we are.
John Carroll
Many health plans see real value — financial as well as social — in screening for victims.
MargaretAnn Cross
Partly because of employers' demands, health plans are starting to cooperate in ways that improve care.
Martin Sipkoff
The executive director of the Leapfrog Group says that the organization pleads guilty to trying to create 'aspirational' standards for health care.
Do more with less — that's what we all must learn. In the physician's office, when patients share their doctor's time, everyone benefits.
Bob Carlson
Many labor organizations have been isolated from inflationary realities. Can health plans and employers make them see the light?
MargaretAnn Cross
The appropriate application of criteria for the use of palivizumab can save health plans a significant amount of money.
William Silverman, MD, FAAP



Departments
Editor's Memo
John A. Marcille
Viewpoint
The long-term impact of noncompliance must be considered before copayments are increased. This is especially true where chronic conditions are concerned.
Wayne Miller, RPh, MBA
Legislation & Regulation
The managed care industry says that the ramifications of the Supreme Court decision will be slight. But could that be just wishful thinking?
John Carroll
Ethics
Physicians, teachers, and clergy are among those professions that enjoy particular respect. They must preserve equanimity in the face of ephemeral social movements.
Michael S. Victoroff, MD
Managed Care Outlook

Meetings

HealthIMPACT Southeast Tampa, FL January 23, 2015