Is the degree of restriction on choice of care overstated?


Americans made 787 million trips to the doctor in 1997, more than half of which were visits to primary care physicians. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, about 15 percent of all outpatient visits to physicians involved a referral from another physician or a health plan. Only 1 in 10 required authorization, and just over 11 percent were capitated.

SOURCE: NATIONAL AMBULATORY MEDICAL CARE SURVEY: 1997 SUMMARY, CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION/NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, ATLANTA, 1999

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HAP, a subsidiary of Henry Ford Health System, is a nonprofit health plan providing coverage to individuals, companies and organizations. This executive develops strategies to meet membership and revenue targets through products, pricing, market segmentation and advertising.  Aligns business among Business Development, Commercial Sales, Medicare and Public Sector Programs and Product Development. Seeks to enhance and be responsible for business development and expansion through the development of an effective product portfolio, strong interpersonal relationships and service excellence.

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