Vol. 8, No. 5
Don't let silence on Capitol Hill fool you: Thanks to the ever-growing number of uninsured Americans, even during a boom, single payer is not a dead issue. Even physicians are curious.
Informaticist Ross D. Martin, M.D., says HMOs can improve outcomes and relationships with physicians by sharing data that will encourage investment in information technology.
Some employers are looking at quality measures and asking for performance guarantees. How HMOs respond can mean the difference between getting or losing contracts with big companies.
There's someone looking over your shoulder as you decide whether to cover a member's visit to the emergency room.
The benefits of improved physician-patient communication include better member satisfaction and lower costs of care.
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Utah Health Plan Settles on AMAP For Accreditation
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More Time To Plan Medicare+Choice Benefits Allotted
HCFA: Medicaid Must Now Cover Growth Hormone
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Managed Care Outlook
PBM industry stabilizing amid mergers and spinoffs