IN THIS ISSUE

Michael Levinson, MD, JD
A court case shows what can happen when health plans and provider groups fail to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth
Lucy Johns
If patient involvement is to be a driver of cost containment and improved outcomes, we'll need to think more about just what that really means
Viewpoint
Alan Hilburg
Ben Singer
A new survey sheds light on how health plan officials can best present their companies to concerned stakeholders
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll
Some regional health information organizations are in limbo until the taxman signs off
Medication Management
Martin Sipkoff
Officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services don't like the idea, but Congress makes the rules (unless the president vetoes them)
Employer Update
Lola Butcher
The National Business Coalition on Health has a head start on Uncle Sam's new insistence on transparency and accountability
Tomorrow's Medicine
Thomas Morrow, MD
Vaccines for chickenpox and herpes, the two variations of the varicella-zoster virus, are now available for children and the elderly, respectively
News and Commentary