October 2002

Tracking Disparities in Care

Having employer-sponsored benefits does not guarantee good service. Differences in race, education, and income are also factors.
MargaretAnn Cross

Quality Improvement: It’s Not the Road You Take – It’s Getting There That Counts

Leading-edge health plans and medical delivery systems are shelving their diverse interests in search of common methods of betterment.
Bob Carlson

Hospitalists Make It Look Easy

These physicians have been on the job for several years, and evidence is mounting that they are one of the HMO industry’s real success stories.
Marlene Piturro

Is 34 Weeks an Acceptable Goal For a Complicated Singleton Pregnancy?

Departments

EDITOR’S MEMO

Has the Time Come for NCQA To Get Tough With HMOs?

LEGISLATION & REGULATION

National Mental Health Parity Bill Poised To Pass This Time Around

COMPENSATION MONITOR

For locum tenens physicians, money’s not everything – but it’s not bad

THE FORMULARY FILES

HMO drug formulary access increases for COX-2s

SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE

Decision Support Made Practical

LEGAL FORUM

How To – And Not To – Disclose Medical Errors to Patients

MANAGED CARE OUTLOOK

Survey: ’90s boom didn’t increase number of covered employees

News & Commentary

Though M+C Erosion Slows, Reimbursement Still an Issue

Headlines On Deadline…

NCQA Report Not Just About HEDIS Any More, Doctor

Health Plan Refines Effort To Tier Hospitals

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