Managed Care


April 1998

The camera never lies, goes the adage. A growing number of physicians and health care providers are using that bit of wisdom to cut costs while making patients' lives better.
The proliferation of clinical practice guidelines gives health plans plenty of models for developing their own. Which guidelines are better than others can depend on their creators' methods and motives.
Michael D. Dalzell
Health plan officials complain about a double whammy: low rates and high costs. Are hospital- and community health center-based plans going to be the only ones left?
Peter Wehrwein
Congress is weighing more than 50 managed care reform bills. Here are summaries of three leading bills, and their sponsors' arguments for them.
Patrick Mullen
A review of the AMA's model managed care contract shows an attempt to get the health plan out of the driver's seat — or at least to share the controls.
Anthony L. DeWitt, J.D.

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