March 2001

HMOs place great stock in disease prevention, but some highly recommended services go uncovered. Plans and purchasers often don’t agree on priorities.

Michael D. Dalzell

This surgeon and Harvard scholar says better systems emerge when those who encounter problems firsthand design the improvements themselves.

Patrick Mullen

HMOs may be trying harder, but PPOs seem less interested. Then there’s the whole issue of credentialing’s relationship to the licensure process.

Frank Diamond

Jeffrey Wasserman, Ph.D. Gifford Boyce-Smith, M.D. David S. P. Hopkins, Ph.D. Vernon Schabert, Ph.D. Mayer B. Davidson, M.D.