The growth of capitation continues


Capitated payment for physician groups has had its critics lately, but a recent survey by a stop-loss insurance brokerage firm shows that its prevalence is still on the rise. Nearly 60 percent of physician groups now report receiving some compensation through capitation arrangements, and another 30 percent say they'll be doing so within two years. Last year, the average group accepting capitation had five different HMO capitation contracts, along with three other contracts that used different payment mechanisms, the survey also said.

SOURCE: 1996 SURVEY BY MAIL AND 1994 SURVEY AT MEDICAL GROUP MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION CONVENTION BY MCPHEE & ASSOCIATES INC., CORAL GABLES, FLA.

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