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Vol. 5, No. 11
November 1996

THE OREGON INITIATIVE

Can One Physician's Campaign End Payment By Capitation?

In Oregon this fall, a ballot measure sponsored by an ophthalmologist sought to ban capitated payment of doctors. Win or lose, the measure was a wake-up call for better public understanding of managed care.

Is Paying Physicians By Capitation Wrong?

The concerns of Oregon anti-capitation crusader Gordon Miller draw a surprising degree of sympathy from managed care experts. But they say he's tarring good and bad health plans with the same brush.


Four Ways To Avoid Being Deselected

A few years ago, the problem for many physicians was avoiding managed care contracts. Now that it's clear that survival without them is unlikely, the problem has become how to hold on to those affiliations.

Three New Kinds of Liability Stalk Managed Care

HMOs and other managed care plans are increasingly subject to lawsuits, especially in three specific areas of developing law. But author Mike Folio, a lawyer himself, has some tips for avoiding trouble.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor's Memo
News and Commentary
Washington Initiatives
Compensation Monitor
State Initiatives
Ethics
Legal Forum
Employer Update
Managed Care Outlook
MANAGED CARE November 1996. ©1996 Stezzi Communications