Managed Care


May 2001

It's probable that one will become the dominant judge: NCQA or URAC. After it happens, will vendors undergo less scrutiny by individual plans?
John Carroll
Genetic advances could spawn incredible improvements in health care. Given public demand, they also pose what may be unmanageable issues of resource use.
Michael D. Dalzell
Less than 6 percent of Medicare payments are protested. Of those, about 6 in 10 result in increased compensation for the physician. Odds are on your side.
Jeffrey J. Denning

Despite a movement to ban mandatory use of these physicians, their numbers and influence are rising as their roles become better understood.

Jack McCain
Deny the increasing importance of the Internet at your peril, says the noted health care futurist. Faster connections, smarter applications are needed.