Vol. 9, No. 1
Promise of -- and problems with -- a burgeoning business.
How plans can go too far in "encouraging" physicians to accept DM.
Finding valid DM studies can be tricky. Some criteria to look for.
... physicians are much more willing to become involved.
Hartford Hospital's effort decreased asthma ER visits by 63 percent.
Three pages of charts.
A retrospective study of resource use and costs.
One man's "solution," it turns out, is another man's problem.
News and Commentary
Colorado Physicians, HMO In Spat as PPM Dissolves
PCS Can Be Had, Maybe for Less Than a Year Ago
Texas Says HMOs More Troubled Than Thought
AMAP in Limbo; When Will Quality Really Catch Fire?
IOM Opens Eyes On Medical Errors; Support Promised
Headlines on Deadline...
Lack of Coverage Risky: ACP-ASIM [chart]
Is new Medicare package a cure for ills besetting Medicare HMOs?
Mass. official threatens to revoke three HMOs' not-for-profit status.
Slight pay boost for primary care docs. [chart]
Compliance planning is better than buying fraud-and-abuse insurance.
Managed Care Outlook
Quality doesn't have to be costly. [chart]