Managed Care's 1999 Editorial Index

For each category, titles are listed chronologically by issue month and first page number. Feature articles appear in bold. Categories that are regular magazine departments are italicized. Authors are listed alphabetically. An asterisk indicates an article not published in all editions. Double page numbers mean article location depends on edition.

Access/Preauthorization

What if They Threw a Revolution and No Health Plans Showed Up?, Dec., p. 47

Administrative Expense

Follow the Shrinking Managed Care Savings, Jan., p. 24

AHCPR

Deathwatch for AHCPR Ends as Funding Mandate Changes, Sept., p. 14

All-Products Clauses

As All-Products Clauses Spread, Physicians Make Tough Choices, June, p. 8

Alternative Medicine

Jump in Now, Ask Questions Later: HMOs and Alternative Medicine, April, p. 14

Authors of Feature Articles

Abruzzo, Mark D., Extricating Yourself From the Hospital System, April, p. 30

Abruzzo, Mark D., Antifraud Push Means Plans Need To Focus on Compliance, June, p. 25

Baldwin, Arthur L., Financial and Risk Considerations for Successful Disease Management Programs, Nov., p. 52

Bolus, Roger, Ph.D., and Pitts, Jennifer, Ph.D., Patient Satisfaction: the Indispensable Outcome, April, p. 24

Buhle, E. Loren Jr., Ph.D., Potential for Profit, Potential for Real Change, July, p. 34C*

Butler, John, M.D., and Keller, Vaughn, Ed.D., A Better Office Visit for Doctor and Patient, May, p. 51

Briskin, Allen, and Hinkley, Gerry, Expanding HMO Liability: Ethical, but Not the Point, Nov., p.22

Coleman, David L., Mental Health Parity: A Year Later, Are We There?, Jan., p. 17

Cross, MargaretAnn, Employers Starting To Hold HMOs Accountable for Quality, May, p. 42A*

Cross, MargaretAnn, It's Too Soon To Write Off Those Suffering PHOs, Sept., p. 25

Dalzell, Michael D., Health Care Report Cards: Who's Paying Attention?, Feb., p. 27*

Dalzell, Michael D., Physician, HEDIS Thyself, March, p. 54

Dalzell, Michael D., Jump in Now, Ask Questions Later: HMOs and Alternative Medicine, April, p. 14

Dalzell, Michael D., PPOs: A Better Brand of Managed Care?, June, p. 18

Dalzell, Michael D., Pharmacy Copayments: A Double-Edged Sword, Aug., p. 26

Dalzell, Michael D., NCQA Puts Pressure on Plans That Don't Report HEDIS Scores, Aug., p. 39

Dalzell, Michael D., California Physicians Struggling — Problems Ahead for Other States?, Oct., p.45

Dalzell, Michael D., HMOs, Physicians Discover They Really Need Each Other, Nov., p. 39

Dalzell, Michael D., Direct-to-Consumer Advertising: Can Everyone's Interests Be Balanced?, Dec., p. 28

Dawson, Robert L., Special Considerations Apply When Taking Medicare Risk, March, p. 38

Denning, Jeffrey, It's Time To End the Productivity Bonus!, Feb., p. 52

Diamond, Frank, The Short, Unhappy Lives of Too Many DM Programs, Feb., p. 35

Diamond, Frank, Liability's Jaws Closing on HMOs, March, p. 24

Diamond, Frank, Should Uncle Sam Insure Us All?, May, p. 18

Diamond, Frank, DM's Motivation Factor Can Skew Study Results, June, p. 45

Diamond, Frank, Direct Contracting: Why It Hasn't Grown, July, p. 27

Diamond, Frank, Consumers Join the Fray, Sept., p. 32

Diamond, Frank, Florida Medicaid Moves Toward Direct Contracting, Sept., p. 46A*

Diamond, Frank, Employers, DM Vendors Edging Just a Bit Closer, Oct., p. 50A*

Guenther, Karen, 'E-dentities' Will Reduce Internet Security Problem, Aug., p. 52

Hadelman, Martin A., Legislative Onslaught May Force Conversion to Universal System, Feb., p. 26C*

Hamer, Richard, Goals 2000: For HMOs — Administrative Retooling, for MDs — Managerial Competency, Nov., p.38/38D

Heimoff, Steve, 'Will Prudent Layperson Please Report to the ER', May, p. 43

Heimoff, Steve, 3 Health Care Startups Refuse to Be Boxed In, Dec., p. 26A*

Heimoff, Steve, What if They Threw a Revolution And No Health Plans Showed Up?, Dec., p. 47

Huntington, Susan R., Can Insurance Protect Plans Against Punitive Damages? Maybe, March, p. 34*

Ignagni, Karen, Health Plans Will Use New Tools To Help Physicians Practice Better, Nov., p. 27

Juhn, Peter I., M.D., An Evidence-Based Approach to Care Depends on All Parties — Physicians Included, Nov., p. 28

Kongstvedt, Peter, M.D., Direct Contacting? Don't Hold Your Breath, July, p. 29*

Krockover, Mitzi, M.D., HMO Did Right by Patient but Lost the Case Anyway, March, p. 28*

Lee, Peter, Consumer Power Will Put HMOs, Physicians on Spot, Nov., p. 38*

Levin-Epstein, Michael, Does Supreme Court's Tilt Portend Problems for HMOs?, Oct., p. 32C*

Lewis, Al, Irresistible Force Called DM Facing Some Immovable Objects, Nov., p. 32

Odato, James M., Rude Awakening When Kaiser Retreats, Aug., p. 32

O'Kane, Margaret E., Quality-Measurement Organizations Look Beyond HMO and POS Plans, Nov., p. 36

Pederson, David, 'E' Equals Managed Care Squarely Facing the Future, June, p. 28

Rabinowitz, Ed, Is There a Doctor in the House?, Sept., p. 42

Rabinowitz, Ed, Will Palm-Size Computers Make Electronic Prescribing Happen?, Oct., p. 59

Reinhardt, Uwe, Ph.D., Defined Contributions Will Point Employees Toward 'Health Marts', Nov., p. 38B*

Rivera, Jose, Diverse Populations Offer Plans Chance To Do Good — and Well, June, p. 24E*

Shapiro, Keith J., and Peterman, Nancy A., Reaping What Mergers Sow: How To Prepare for Bankruptcy, Dec., p. 46A*

Trespacz, Karen L., Third-Party Review: One Approach Puts HMOs in Harm's Way, March, p. 46A*

Trespacz, Karen L., Don't Let a Fee-for-Service Mind Set Distort Your Approach to Capitation, April, p. 45

Trespacz, Karen L., Staff-Model HMOs: Don't Blink or You'll Miss Them!, July, p. 40

Trespacz, Karen L., Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions: Bigger Is Not Always Better, Oct., p. 34

Tzupko, Karen A., and Toth, Cheryl L., Technology-Challenged Doctors Missing Out on Competitive Edge, Dec., p. 51

Vanelli, Mark R., M.D., Disenfranchised Doctors Need New Skills To Compete, Jan., p. 45

Wehrwein, Peter, Follow the Shrinking Managed Care Savings, Jan., p. 24

Wetzell, Steve, To Cure Risk Aversion, Employers Eye Risk Adjustment, Nov., p. 34

Behavioral Health

Mental Health Parity: A Year Later, Are We There?, Jan., p. 17

Spending Drops on Behavioral Health Benefits, June, p. 16A*

An Age-Old Question: Would Universal Access Result in Higher Usage by Those Less in Need?, Oct., p. 22

Capitation

Scheme Capitates Specialists but Not Primary Doctors, Jan., p. 9

Don't Let a Fee-for-Service Mind Set Distort Your Approach to Capitation, April, p. 45

Physicians, Hospitals Would Like HMOs To Be More Forthcoming When Sharing Data, May, p. 13

Charity Care

Does Charity Care Suffer When Docs Earn Less Money?, May, p. 14

Claims Resolution

Florida Hospitals Say HMOs Playing Games With Claims, March, p. 13

Compensation Monitor

Medical Directors Paid Too Little?, Feb., p. 26

Primary Care Physicians Worked Harder and Were Rewarded, if Not Commensurately, March, p. 23

What Makes a Medical Practice Successful?, April, p.13

Health Care Executives Most Highly Compensated, May, p. 17

Study Shatters Big Myth About Primary Care Compensation, June, p. 17

Thread of Consistency Runs Through HMO Physician Executives' Compensation, July, p. 18

Extenders' Pay Gains Exceed Physicians', Aug., p. 25

Specialists' Salaries on Rise, Sept., p. 22

Meet Capitation at Least Halfway, Oct., p. 32

Group Practice Managers' Take-Home Pay Is Up — Except for Medical Directors, Nov., p. 21

Capitation Payments Shrinking, Dec., p. 27

Consumerism

Consumers Join the Fray, Sept., p. 32

Consumer Power Will Put HMOs, Physicians on Spot, Nov., p. 38*

Consumer Protection

'Will Prudent Layperson Please Report to the ER', May, p. 43

Privacy Regulations Revert to HHS While Congress Works on Other Issues, Oct., p. 27

Patients' Rights: This Isn't Even Close to the End, Aug., p. 13

Consumer Satisfaction

Survey: Enrollees View Docs, HMOs as One and Same, April, p. 10

Patient Satisfaction: The Indispensable Outcome, April, p. 24

NCQA: Member Satisfaction and Clinical Quality Related, Sept., p. 11

Copayments

Pharmacy Copayments: A Double-Edged Sword, Aug., p. 26

Credentialing

Utah Health Plan Settles on AMAP, May, p. 13

Credentialing Plan Could Mean One Less Headache for Doctors, July, p. 7

NCQA-AMA Plan Would Reduce Paper Duplication, Nov., p. 13

Cultural Considerations

Diverse Populations Offer Plans Chance To Do Good — and Well, June, p. 24E*

Defined Contribution

Defined Contributions Will Point Employees Toward 'Health Marts', Nov., p. 38B*

Give Us Defined Contribution, Say Workers in Survey, Dec., p. 15

Direct Contracting

Direct Contracting: Why It Hasn't Grown, July, p. 27

Direct Contacting? Don't Hold Your Breath, July, p. 29*

Florida Medicaid Moves Toward Direct Contracting, Sept., p. 46A*

Direct-to-Consumer Advertising

Direct-to-Consumer Advertising: Can Everyone's Interests Be Balanced?, Dec., p. 28

Disease Management

New Trade Group for DM Industry Has Bold Goals, Feb., p. 12

The Short, Unhappy Lives of Too Many DM Programs, Feb., p. 35

Privacy Legislation Is on Track; Could It Derail DM Programs?, April, p. 12A*

DM's Motivation Factor Can Skew Study Results, June, p. 45

Employers, DM Vendors Edging Just a Bit Closer, Oct., p. 50A*

New California Privacy Law Seen as Major Threat to DM, Nov., p. 19

Irresistible Force Called DM Facing Some Immovable Objects, Nov., p. 32

Financial and Risk Considerations for Successful Disease Management Programs, Nov., p. 52

Employers

Workers Fixated on Retirement, Not Health Care, Jan., p. 9

Purchasers Favor Health Promotion, April, p. 10

To Cure Risk Aversion, Employers Eye Risk Adjustment, Nov., p. 34

Entrepreneurs

3 Health Care Startups Refuse To Be Boxed In, Dec., p. 26A*

ERISA/Liability

In Separate Cases, Aetna, HIP Partner Face Tough Battles, Feb., p. 11

Liability's Jaws Closing on HMOs, March, p. 24

HMO Did Right By Patient but Lost the Case Anyway, March, p. 28*

Prosecutors Getting More Aggressive in Persuit of Fraud by Health Plans, March, p. 28*

Can Insurance Protect Plans Against Punitive Damages? Maybe, March, p. 34*

'Long Time No See! Let's Talk Liability!', March, p. 36*

HMOs' Protection From Liability Chipped Away, Ruling by Ruling, May, p. 12

Does Supreme Court's Tilt Portend Problems for HMOs?, Oct., p. 32C*

Expanding HMO Liability: Ethical, but Not the Point, Nov., p.22

Ethics

Kevorkian or Quality? What End-of-Life Care Could Be, Jan., p. 56

Selling Supplements in the Office Means Grappling With Tough Issues, Feb., p. 58

Trust Should Be Thrust of Managed Care System, March, p. 62

'Real Age' in Managed Care Means Making Prevention Treatment of Choice, April, p. 54

How Much Should Patients Know About What It Costs To Treat Them?, May, p. 58

Is Taking a Class in Ethics Cruel, Unusual Punishment?, June, p. 52

When Ethics Leans on Jargon Patients Often Denied Choices, July, p. 54

AMA's Union Approval Raises Troubling Issues, Aug., p. 56

Community-Based Research: Not Just for Pharmaceuticals, Sept., p. 58

Should Physician Entrepreneurs Be Held to Professional Standards?, Oct., p.62

Expanding HMO Liability: Ethical, but Not the Point, Nov., p. 66

New Generation of Issues Now Coming to Forefront, Dec., p. 56

Evidence-Based Medicine

Health Plans Will Use New Tools To Help Physicians Practice Better, Nov., p. 27

An Evidence-Based Approach To Care Depends on All Parties — Physicians Included, Nov., p. 28

External Appeals

External Review of Disputes Gains Steam on Capitol Hill, Jan., p.10

State Mandates Expand for External Review, Direct Access, March, p. 13

Setting Up External Review Process May Be Best Defense Against Lawsuits, March, p. 36

Third-Party Review: One Approach Puts HMOs In Harm's Way, March, p. 46A*

NCQA Puts External Appeals on Accreditation To Do List, April, p. 9

Financial Stability, Health Plans

N.J.'s Takeover of Failed HMO Assuages Docs, Jan., p. 8

Marginally Frightening, Feb., p. 12

As HMOs Recover, Signs Emerge that 1999 Could Be a Good Year, March, p. 9

In N.J., Officials Begin Liquidating HIP Health Plan, March, p. 9

N.J. Orders HMOs To Accept HIP's 144,000 Members, April, p. 9

Publicly-Held HMOs' Earnings up in 4th Quarter, May, p. 12

Texas HMOs Told to Get Profitable or Risk Closure, June, p. 14

Kaiser, Oxford See Quarterly Gains; First Since 1997, June, p. 16A*

Rude Awakening When Kaiser Retreats, Aug., p. 32

Sagging Fortunes Cited in Departure of Humana's CEO, Sept., 12

The Comeback Isn't Complete: HMOs Still Shaky, Oct., p. 23

Health Plans' Financial Instability Presents New Regulatory Challenges, Oct., p. 29

As PacifiCare Retrenches, Is Sale Next?, Dec., p. 14

Weiss Ratings: 10 HMOs Weak, Nearing Failure, Dec., p. 14

Reaping What Mergers Sow: How To Prepare for Bankruptcy, Dec., p. 46A*

Financial Stability, Physician Practices

California May Stop Giving Physicians New HMO Licenses, Aug., p. 14

California Physicians Struggling — Problems Ahead for Other States?, Oct., p.45

Formularies

NYLCare Settles Rx Beef; KP/Calif. Must Cover Viagra, Feb., p. 11

California Orders Drugs Restored to 6 Formularies, March, p. 9

Fraud and Abuse

Antifraud Push Means Plans Need To Focus on Compliance, June, p. 25

Sleeping Giant Has Awakened: U.S. Relentlessly Sniffs Out Fraud, Aug., p. 16

Future of Health Care

Goals 2000: For HMOs — Administrative Retooling, for MDs — Managerial Competency, Nov., p.38/38D

Gainsharing

New Provider Coalition Attacks OIG's Ruling Barring 'Gainsharing', Nov., p.15

Health Care Costs

Health Expenditures Ease a Bit; Drugs Lead Cost-of-Care Increase, Aug., p. 13

Health Care Reform

Reform Drumbeat Picks Up; Speaker Hastert Says He Hears It, Feb., p. 11

Managed Care Reform: How Texas Pulled Off What Washington Can't, Feb., p. 23

New Governors in Georgia, California Push Reform, but Their Styles Contrast, April, p. 12E*

As Medicare Overhaul Stalls, Reformers Eye Managed Care, May, p. 16A*

Bipartisan Bill Gains Momentum, Worries Industry, Sept., p. 12

Reform Bill's OK Prompts Clashes, Dire Predictions, Nov., p. 12

Healthy People 2000

Would Healthy People 2000 Record Have Been Worse Without HMOs?, July, p. 11

HEDIS

Physician, HEDIS Thyself, March, p. 54

NCQA Puts Pressure on Plans That Don't Report HEDIS Scores, Aug., p. 39

House Calls

Is There a Doctor in the House?, Sept., p. 42

Incentives

New Texas AG Weighs Next Move in HMO Lawsuits, Feb., p. 12

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Suit Against HMOs Over Incentives, Nov., p. 12

Individual Market

Officials Search for Way To End Individual Market's Death Spiral, May, p. 16E*

Information Technology

'E' Equals Managed Care Squarely Facing the Future, June, p. 28

'E-dentities' Will Reduce Internet Security Problem, Aug., p. 52

Will Palm-Size Computers Make Electronic Prescribing Happen?, Oct., p. 59

Technology-Challenged Doctors Missing Out on Competitive Edge, Dec., p. 51

Legal Forum

Technically Prohibited Contracts May Still Be OK Under Stark II Law, Jan., p. 58

It's OK To Ignore Referral Bans in Certain Cases, HCFA Indicates, Feb., p. 55

Persuade the HMO That a Contract Change You Propose Is Also in the Plan's Interest, March, p. 58

Don't Be Caught off Guard if Government Comes Calling, April, p. 58

Know What To Do When Agents Search Your Office for Evidence, May, p. 56

Contract Talks Are Like Dating: Ask Those Important Questions, June, p. 54

Membership Data Can Nurture Talks Between Plans, Physicians, July, p. 51

Don't Be Decredentialed Without Putting Up a Fight, Aug., p. 60

Health Plans That Decredential Docs Must Do It Correctly and Expect a Fight, Sept., p. 60

Disputes Between Physicians and Plans Can Be Settled Without Costly Litigation, Oct., p. 65

Peer Review May Not Be Confidential When Fairness of Process is at Issue, Nov., p. 68

OIG Approves 'Safe Harbors' for Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Dec., p. 60

Managed Care Outlook

Customization of Benefits: Will Diversity Continue?, Jan., p. 60

HMO Penetration Tops 70% in Largest HMO Markets, Feb., p. 60

Employer Retention Big Motivator for HMOs' Workers' Comp Activities, March, p. 64

Hospital Profit Margins Grow While Length of Stay Decreases, April, p. 60

PBM Industry Stabilizing Amid Mergers and Spin-offs, May, p. 60

When Medical Necessity is Disputed, June, p. 56

PPOs: Time for a Reality Check, July, p. 58

Recruiters Show Less Ardor for Primary Care Physicians, Aug., p. 62

Is the Degree of Restriction on Choice of Care Overstated?, Sept., p. 62

Variance in Medicare Pharmacy Benefits Is Wide, Oct., p. 66

Managed Care's Influence Felt on Brand-Name Drugs, Nov., p. 70

How Quest for Market Share Has Hurt Plans' Profits, Dec., p. 62

Medical Marijuana

As Voters Pass Pot Measures, Grass Grows Under Plans' Feet, Jan., p. 15

Medicaid

Pa. Pharmacies Sue for Better Medicaid Money, April, p. 9

HCFA: Medicaid Must Now Cover Growth Hormone, May, p. 14

TennCare's Chief Says Fraud Threatens To Sink Program, June, p. 16B*

TennCare Gets Higher Marks for Care Than for Administration and Funding, Aug., p. 21

Year 2000 Looking Bleak to Medicaid Dependents, Dec., p. 19

Medicare

Consensus Eludes Medicare Commission as Deadline for Recommendations Nears, Feb., p. 17

Colorado Doctors Tell Older Patients To Join an HMO, March, p. 13

Medicare Fraud Initiative Makes Strange Bedfellows, March, p. 14

Special Considerations Apply When Taking Medicare Risk, March, p. 38

Medicare Commission Punts After It Agrees Only to Disagree, April, p. 8

Risk Pays Off Under HCFA's New Medicare Scheme, April, p. 8

More Time To Plan Medicare+Choice Benefits Allotted, May, p. 14

GAO Report on Medicare Pullout Outrages Many in HMO Industry, June, p. 16E*

HMOs Defect From Medicare, Decry Drug Rider, Aug., p. 14

New Fee Schedule for Medicare Helps Office Docs, Sept., p. 11

Major Managed Medicare Player Plans No Expansion in Next 5 Years, Oct., p.22

Pharmacy Benefits Level Off in Medicare HMOs, Nov., p. 12

Medicare Reform Dead for Now on Capitol Hill, Nov., p. 13

Fallout From HMOs' Medicare Pullout, Dec., p. 13

Medicare Spending Dips for First Time, Dec., p. 13

Mergers and Acquisitions

Prudential Sells Health Care Line to Aetna for $1B, Jan., p. 8

Blues To Pick Up Harris Methodist for $100 Million, May, p. 13

Texas Blues Won't Get Harris as Sale Collapses, July, p. 7

Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions Decline in 1998, July, p. 8

Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions: Bigger Is Not Always Better, Oct., p. 34

Online Pharmacy

Doctors Bypassed as More Medicine Purchased Online, Feb., p. 12

Potential for Profit, Potential for Real Change, July, p. 34C*

AMA, Federal Government Fret More About Online Prescribing and Pharmacy, Sept., p. 11

Outcomes

Study: HMOs Beat FFS in Diagnosing Breast Cancer, April, p. 10

Pharmaceutical Care

Others Await Promise of Mississippi's Experiment With Pharmaceutical Care, March, p. 19

Pharmacy Benefits

New Prescribing Patterns Behind Rx Cost Hikes?, Nov., p. 13

N.J. Regulators Take Hard Look At Diet-Pill Mills, Nov., p. 13

Pharmacy Benefit Managers

HMOs, Employers Happier With Their PBMs, Feb., p. 40

Another PBM Sold as Express Scripts Buys Diversified, March, p. 10

Physician Group Sales

Physician Groups in N.Y. and Calif. Changing Hands, Oct., p. 23

Physician-Hospital Organizations

It's Too Soon To Write Off Those Suffering PHOs, Sept., p. 25

Physician/Managed Care Relations

Disenfranchised Doctors Need New Skills To Compete, Jan., p. 45

HMOs, Physicians Discover They Really Need Each Other, Nov., p.39

Physician Practice Management Companies

PPM Industry Shaky After Fall of MedPartners, Jan., p. 8

Buyers of Physician Practices Becoming Smarter Shoppers, March, p. 10

Preferred-Provider Organizations

PPOs: A Better Brand of Managed Care?, June, p. 18

NCQA Takes Initial Steps To Examine Quality of PPOs, Aug., p. 14

Handful of PPOs Agree To Take Part in NCQA Review, Dec., p. 14

Practice Guidelines

HMO's Survey Confirms Regional Practice Differences, Jan., p. 9

AHCPR's Online Guidelines Tool Open for Business, Feb., p. 11

Docs Say Targets No Way To Lower C-Section Rates, Feb., p. 12

Practice Management

It's Time To End the Productivity Bonus!, Feb., p. 52

Extricating Yourself From the Hospital System, April, p. 30

A Better Office Visit for Doctor and Patient, May, p. 51

Strengthening Interviewing Skills, May, p. 55

Premiums

Sharp Premium Hikes on Way as HMOs Dig Out From Deep Hole, Jan., p. 8

Concern About Premium Hikes Rises as Plans' Ability to Cut Costs Questioned, March, p. 22A*

CalPERS Accepts Average Rate Hike of Nearly 10%, June, p. 16A*

Businesses Brace for Premium Hikes as Reform Fever Strikes California, Sept., p. 18

Premiums Climb 8 Percent for Second Consecutive Year, Dec., p. 13

Quality of Care

How Small Businesses Pick Health Plans: Cost, Access, Choice Rank Ahead of Quality, April, p. 8

Employers Starting To Hold HMOs Accountable for Quality, May, p. 42A*

Physicians Seen as Next in Line for NCQA Review, Sept., p. 12

Another Group Hopes To Measure Quality of Care, Nov., p. 14

Quality-Measurement Organizations Look Beyond HMO and POS Plans, Nov., p. 36

Q&A

Paul Ginsburg, Ph.D., Jan., p. 37

Jeffrey M. Alexander, Feb., p 42

Quentin Young, M.D., March, p. 47

Robert L. Weinman, M.D., April, p. 35

Ross D. Martin, M.D., May, p. 28

Donald M. Berwick, M.D., June, p. 32

Larry Levitt, July, p. 35

J. Lyle Bootman, Ph.D., Aug., p. 41

Mark Leavitt, M.D., Ph.D., Sept., p. 47

Walter A. Zelman, Ph.D., Oct., p. 51

Michael L. Millenson, Dec., p. 36

Reinsurance

After Big Case, Aetna Goes After Own Reinsurers, March, p. 9

Report Cards/Profiling

Health Care Report Cards: Who's Paying Attention?, Feb., p. 27

6 HMOs Make 1999 Sachs Honor Roll, May, p. 12

M.D. Report Cards May Be Based on Too Few Visits, July, p. 7

Single Payer

Should Uncle Sam Insure Us All?, May, p. 18

Staff-Model HMOs

Staff-Model HMOs: Don't Blink or You'll Miss Them!, July, p. 40

Stocks

Pharmacy Carries Health Care Stocks to 1.9% Gain in '98, Feb., p. 12

Uninsured Americans

Increased Attention Given Growing Rolls of Uninsured, June, p. 14

Ranks of Uninsured Grow in Southwest's Arid Climate, Dec., p. 23

Uninsurance Rate for Women Jumps Nearly 40%, Oct., p. 23

Unions

Texas Physician Bargaining Bill Probably Set Stage for AMA on Unions, July, p. 15

Universal Coverage

Legislative Onslaught May Force Conversion to Universal System, Feb., p. 26C*

Utilization

Primary Care Visits Up for Routine Physicals, Depression, July, p. 7

Women's Health

Women's Health: Not Enough Strides, June, p. 16B*