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Success for this group means taking all the risk they can get, targeting chronic diseases and rewarding physicians for quality.
Argues that capitation is still a good idea despite its current bad name, and that advances in technology and the organization of the health care system may still make it a desirable and achievable payment mode.
With drug costs likely to increase significantly in the next decade, it's more important than ever to know when to say ‘no’ to risk contracts.
This article will discuss how to compare your capitation payments with what you would have earned for your services on a fee-for-service basis, and how to factor in your costs of doing business with health plans, to determine whether your capitation payments are appropriate.
From time management to alternative medicine to accounting, the Managed Care Forum of the 1998 AAFP Scientific Assembly offered pearls for family physicians.