Trudy Lieberman, the health policy editor of Consumer Reports, wrote "Covering Managed Care: A Resource Guide for Reporters and Editors", which appeared in the March/April 1999 issue of the Columbia Journalism Review, New York.
Lieberman is also a contributing editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, which received the grant for the project, and is on the board of directors of the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the Medicare Rights Center.
The guide "aims to help journalists find out who the key sources are and to cover the new structure in health care, including the business of managed care, the politics it is enmeshed in, and its effects on the health of so many Americans."
The guide provides contact information and brief descriptions of 121 sources of information for journalists. The sources are grouped in the following categories:
The guide also offers a glossary of managed care terms and "Selected Readings."