Payment by capitation comes on strong — but so far, mostly in primary care


Widely heralded as tomorrow's nearly universal method of paying doctors because of its potential for limiting costs, capitation now accounts for some reimbursement of nearly half of all primary care physicians, according to a recent report. But it lags behind with specialty physicians, with whom fee-for-service payment remains predominant.

SOURCE: INTERSTUDY PUBLICATIONS, ST. PAUL, MINN.

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