Managed Care


June 2004

We often use such words as "quality," "transparency," "accountability," "evidence-based," and "effectiveness," but not always in the same ways.
Martin Sipkoff
Pharmacy & Therapeutics Society works with Institute of Medicine and Leapfrog Group to improve processes.
Jack McCain
There's more money, but is it enough to reverse the grim five-year drought of managed care offerings? In Florida, it seems so.
John Carroll
Managed care is having some success discouraging practices that promote the development of "superbugs."
Jack McCain
Providing free handheld or even desktop computers is a small step toward minimizing medication errors. Will docs finally abandon pen and pad?
Tony Berberabe

Legislation & Regulation
California is the only state that has a department that deals exclusively with HMOs. A new sheriff's in town.
John Carroll
When uninsured immigrants fail to pay their bills, the University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz., might just report them to the Department of Homeland Security.
Michael S. Victoroff, MD
Tomorrow's Medicine
Alpha-L-iduronidase breaks down glycosaminoglycans — and it just may lead to breakthroughs in treatment for other lysosomal storage disorders.
Thomas Morrow, MD
Employer Update
As employers become more comfortable with the idea that prevention pays, health plans may find their scope of services widening.
MargaretAnn Cross