August 1996

With federal budgets tightening and the ranks of the elderly swelling, the managed care approach is expected to transform Medicare. What will this mean for HMOs and the physicians they contract with?
Andrew J. McCarthy
Signing with a managed care organization isn't exactly like getting married, but both require clear-eyed planning. Here, a health care attorney offers counsel on the simpler of those two steps.
Michael J. Folio, J.D.
Technology that allows you to zap prescriptions to pharmacies instantly is already being used by some doctors. Are you willing to discard your pen and pad for a computer that can send electronic prescriptions?
Paul Wynn