July 1999

Burgeoning legions of managed care detractors would love to see this practice spread, but it would take some high-maintenance gardening.

A Conversation with Larry Levitt: Finding The Trends In Health Care Chaos

The director of Kaiser Family Foundation’s Changing Health Care Marketplace Project says physicians will soon call more of the shots.
The staff model used to define the HMO. Now it’s almost gone. But wait — maybe it’s not the model that died, but the usefulness of the classification.

Departments

EDITOR’S MEMO

For Those Who Can’t Leave Well Enough Alone

WASHINGTON WATCH

Would Healthy People 2000 Record Have Been Worse Without HMOS?

STATE INITIATIVES

Texas Physician Bargaining Bill Probably Set Stage for AMA on Unions

COMPENSATION MONITOR

Thread of consistency runs through HMO physician executives’ compensation

LEGAL FORUM

Membership Data Can Nurture Talks Between Plans, Physicians

ETHICS

When Ethics Leans on Jargon Patients Often Denied Choices

MANAGED CARE OUTLOOK

PPOs: Time for a reality check

News & Commentary

Credentialing Plan Could Mean One Less Headache for Doctors

Headlines on Deadline…

M.D. Report Cards May Be Based On Too Few Visits

Primary care visits up for routine physicals, depression

Texas Blues Won’t Get Harris As Sale Collapses

Health care mergers and acquisitions decline in 1998


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