Vol. 8, No. 10
The states-friendly Rehnquist Court may eventually have to decide on anti-managed care laws flowing from state capitals.
So you think consolidating with another health care business will help? It might, but success depends on more than size.
Physician groups are going belly-up at an alarming rate in the Golden State, and some are blaming for-profit HMOs.
The big question is "why?" The answer is because companies often don't get what they want, in terms of DM, from HMOs.
Walter A. Zelman ruminates on the industry's image problem.
Tiny devices may be just what the doctor will order from.
Down but Not Out, California Again Watched by Industry
News and Commentary
Major Managed Medicare Player Plans No Expansion in Next 5 Years
The Comeback Isn't Complete: HMOs Still Shaky
Physician Groups In N.Y. and Calif. Changing Hands
An age-old question: Would universal access result in higher costs from those less in need? [chart]
Uninsurance Rate for Women Jumps Nearly 40%
Headlines On Deadline...
Privacy Regulations Revert to HHS While Congress Works on Other Issues
Health Plans' Financial Instability Presents New Regulatory Challenges
Meet capitation at least halfway
Should Physician Entrepreneurs Be Held to Professional Standards?
Disputes Between Physicians and Plans Can Be Settled Without Costly Litigation
Managed Care Outlook
Variance in Medicare pharmacy benefits is wide