December 2000

Although they’re an old form of managed care, the best continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) strive to be life maintenance organizations.
Jack McCain

A Conversation with Becky J. Cherney: Refusing To Accept The Status Quo

The CEO of a large Florida employer coalition insists that the information that companies are beginning to demand will force the industry to change.

Helping Patients Avoid Hard Choices

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.

Departments

EDITOR’S MEMO

Drug Reimportation: Weak Attack on Drug Costs

WASHINGTON WATCH

Outpatient PPS Regulations Latest Source of Anti-HCFA Anger

STATE INITIATIVES

3 New England States Prescribe Innovative Ways To Cut Drug Prices

COMPENSATION MONITOR

Capitation rates see large boost

SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE

‘E’-normous Change Afoot Will Alter Health Care Radically

MANAGED CARE OUTLOOK

Ease of navigating system varies by condition

News & Commentary

RU-486 Coverage Decisions Lack Debate Seen With Some Drugs

AMCP To Test New Guidelines For Formularies

2 Federal Courts Differ Concerning External Appeals

Headlines on Deadline…

While Large HMOs’ Finances Improve, Small Plans Suffer

Health plan ratings distribution

Massachusetts Voters Reject Universal Care


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