Vol. 6, No. 1 January 1997

The Most Satisfying HMO: What It’s Doing Right

Capital District Physician’s Health Plan has shown over the past two years that it’s a national champ at satisfying members. But it must struggle to keep doctors happy while meeting ever-tougher competition.

Getting ACE Inhibitors Into the Right Hands

We know that ACE inhibitors are a front-line treatment for congestive heart failure, but they’re not prescribed often enough, says a recent study. Will managed care give physicians a nudge?

Lessons America Should Learn From a Land of ‘Free’ Health Care

This British-trained, San Diego-based family physician says today’s managed care reminds him of what his homeland went through 48 years ago–and points out lessons the British experience can teach.

When Genetic Tests Predict Disease

Physicians, plans and patients are discovering that the promise of genetic testing will be hard to fulfill. One question: Should health plans pay for the tests–and for treating diseases that aren’t there yet?

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Editor’s Memo
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Compensation Monitor
Practice Guidelines
Legal Forum
Ethics
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