The U.S. Supreme Court says HMOs may not be sued over financial inducements to physicians. The issue is hardly over, though; states are finding other avenues for health plan liability.
Electronic medical records have been around for years. So has physician resistance. Can the Internet induce doctors to retire their paper charts — for the sake of better care?
Many health plans are demanding that physicians — despite past mismanagement — take pharmacy risk. It’s a good cost-control measure, and there are ways to obtain doctor buy-in.
The former UnitedHealth official is now with an Internet startup that seeks to shift decision making from HMOs to consumers.
A look at studies indicating that the best way for HMOs to influence practice standards is to sway influential physicians.
Technology and human nature.
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Paul Lendner ist ein praktizierender Experte im Bereich Gesundheit, Medizin und Fitness. Er schreibt bereits seit über 5 Jahren für das Managed Care Mag. Mit seinen Artikeln, die einen einzigartigen Expertenstatus nachweisen, liefert er unseren Lesern nicht nur Mehrwert, sondern auch Hilfestellung bei ihren Problemen.