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Will States Ban Capitation?
Salem, Ore., ophthalmologist Gordon Miller wants to ban capitated payments to physicians. His ballot measure apparently didn't light up the skies, but some wonder if a brushfire could yet spread.
Is Paying Physicians By Capitation Wrong?
The concerns of Oregon anti-capitation crusader Gordon Miller draw a surprising degree of sympathy from managed care experts. But they say he's tarring good and bad health plans with the same brush.
Four Ways To Avoid Being Deselected
David L. Coleman, J.D.
A few years ago, the problem for many physicians was avoiding managed care contracts. Now that it's clear that survival without them is unlikely, the problem has become how to hold on to those affiliations.
Three New Kinds of Liability Stalk Managed Care
Mike Folio, J.D.
HMOs and other managed care plans are increasingly subject to lawsuits, as lawyers realize that they make easy prey. But Mike Folio, a lawyer himself, has some tips for avoiding trouble.
State legislatures spring ahead with restrictions on drug copay accumulators
The Urgent Care Surge
Prices: High, Confusing, and Opaque. Would Transparency Even Help?
Lower Copays Sweeten Outcomes-based Deal for Brilinta
Antiviral Cleared for All Six HCV Strains in Children
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Senate grills drugmaker CEOs, the most sweeping Medicare-for-all plan yet, & a Washington State effort to identify low-value health care services
More Americans riled about drug prices, bispecific antibodies have arrived, CMS rule requires more interoperability
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Among specialties, family physicians' pay seems to weather managed care best
Will Politics Change Managed Care's Rules?
Bay State Consumers Will Be Able To Obtain Detailed Data on Doctors
Post-Election Spotlight Focuses On Medicare's Nuts and Bolts
'Alternative' Medical Treatments Raise Ethical Questions for Managed Care
John La Puma, M.D.
A Too-Tough Noncompete Clause Could Defeat Its Own Purpose
Neil Caesar, J.D.
Union Carbide Uses Education To Improve Patient Compliance
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Health insurance premiums show smallest hike in recent history
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HMO Premiums Decline 2nd Year in a Row; Hospital Days Down in Number and Cost
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