Hollywood and the Evil HMO Empire
- John Q.: How Real Is This Horror Story? Kluger, Jeffrey; Bjerklie, David // Time;3/11/2002, Vol. 159 Issue 10, p44
Reflects on the film 'John Q.' and how it relates to the troubles facing the health-care industry in the United States. Difficulties related to HMOs; Issue of insurance coverage for transplants and other 'medically necessary' procedures; Coverage by Medicaid or Medicare.
- Hospitals help keep America secure. Hupfeld, Stanley // AHA News;5/20/2002, Vol. 38 Issue 18, p4
Discusses the role of hospitals in maintaining social security in the U.S. Status of medical care service for the poor; Criticism on the portrayal of the health care system in the motion picture 'John Q'; Role of hospitals in disaster management.
- New era dawns for health care consumers. Lord, Jack // Employee Benefit News;Nov2001, Vol. 15 Issue 14, p48
Reports the care companies stand in making decisions for their patients as guardians of cost efficiency in the United States. Increase in the individual benefit plan; Impact on the delivery of health benefits; Creation of health plans.
- Hangover cure. Doyle, John M. // Modern Physician;Jul2000, Vol. 4 Issue 7, p54
Part II. Examines how some organizations are creating cooperative endeavors to effectively deliver quality healthcare in the United States in the 21st century. Problems facing health systems; Examples of physician-health system relationships; Creation of clinical leadership councils.
- Taking the mission for granted. Andrews, Raymond S. // AHA News;04/26/99, Vol. 35 Issue 16, p6
Comments on the focus of health care organizations in the United States on profit rather than on their commitment to a mission of community service. Abuse of an aphorism authored by a nun on the mission of a community of service; Focus on the mission as a means to ensure survival of health care...
- Perception, reality differ on HMO outlay. Geisel, Jerry // Business Insurance;10/14/2002, Vol. 36 Issue 41, p4
Reports the perceptions about health maintenance organizations plan in the U.S. Percentage rate of premium dollars for medical care; Ramification of the health care policy; Understanding of the distribution of health care expenditures.
- California to rate physician groups. Benko, Laura B. // Business Insurance;10/21/2002, Vol. 36 Issue 42, p38
Reports on the improvement of health care quality by health maintenance organizations (HMO) in the U.S. Factors determining the development of HMO quality; Importance of health care report card; Establishment of health plans for HMO members.
- More trouble with managed care. // Consumers' Research Magazine;Sep95, Vol. 78 Issue 9, p20
Reports on the implications of policies of health maintenance organizations to consumer health care. Cases culled from newspapers and studies of government agencies in the United States; Instances of care denial; Overloading caused by resource constraints; Questionable methods used to recruit...
- Medicare+Choice: Challenges and opportunities. Marlowe, Joseph F.; Holloway, Mark C. // Employee Benefits Journal;Dec98, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p32
Discusses the implications of an array of insurance plan options known as Medicare+Choice in the United States. Challenges for employers; Status of Medicare risk health maintenance organization (HMO) program; Payments to Medicare+Choice organizations; Retiree medical plan considerations.