December 2000

Health plans concerned about the cost of pharmacy benefits might want to look at potential effects of prescription drug reimportation — formulary issues and legal questions, to name two — even if full implementation is a while off.
Michael D. Dalzell
Although they're an old form of managed care, the best continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) strive to be life maintenance organizations.
Jack McCain
The CEO of a large Florida employer coalition insists that the information that companies are beginning to demand will force the industry to change.
There are ways for low-income groups to avoid paying top dollar for prescriptions. Here's one way physicians can educate consumers.
State legislatures that tackle medical group insolvencies have come up with strategies that sometimes shift accountability to HMOs.
Maureen Glabman