IN THIS ISSUE

Sharon Baker
As hospitals drive growth in programs and health plans take a back seat, this new subspecialty comes into its own
Lola Butcher
Two studies suggest that this design may not be a long-term method for controlling costs
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll
As we enter a year with a congressional election, candidates are unlikely to stir things up with imaginative, comprehensive proposals
Medication Management
Martin Sipkoff
Health plans, with their view of the complete spectrum of patient care, are in a unique position to identify problems with polypharmacy
Tomorrow's Medicine
Thomas Morrow, MD
B-cells and their markers, once overlooked in the pathophysiology of rheumatoid arthritis, may hold the key for a new treatment regimen
Lola Butcher
Aetna, Cigna, Humana, and others are taking a variety of approaches in supplying information to members who are paying more out of pocket