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Vol. 5, No. 5
May 1996

Switching Doctors, Switching Plans: The 'Revolving Door' Problem

A few dollars' difference in monthly premiums can cause companies or their employees to switch health plans, which may require changing doctors, too. How do managed care plans cope with this high turnover?

Managed Care Has No Place For Unscientific 'Therapies'

Some say much-discussed "alternative" treatments such as acupuncture, naturopathy, homeopathy and traditional chiropractic should be provided by managed care plans. A well known quack hunter says no.

Protect Yourself by Protecting The Privacy of Your Patients

Managed care brings new threats to patients' privacy, and some of them can spell legal danger. There's no quick fix, but here are the main problem areas–and what health plans and doctors can do about them.

Your Disability Insurance: More Costly, More Necessary

The generous disability coverage that physicians are accustomed to is a thing of the past. Benefits have been trimmed and premiums hiked. Doctors need to make sure they don't lose this essential coverage.

Our Readers Pummel Managed Health Care

A recent survey of Managed Care's readers brought much criticism of the way the managed health care industry operates and strong support for letting patients know how physicians' payment incentives work.

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Managing Editor's Memo
News and Commentary
Washington Initiatives
State Initiatives
Employer Update
Compensation Monitor
Ethics
Legal Forum
Managed Care Outlook

MANAGED CARE May 1996. ©1996 Stezzi Communications