MANAGED CARE November 1997. ©1997 Stezzi Communications

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COMPENSATION MONITOR

Most physicians flourish under capitation,
despite declining commercial payments

Capitation rates are falling, but physicians are nonetheless profiting under capitation. Data released by newsletter publisher National Health Information indicate that despite an overall decline in average per-member, per-month payments in the last year, most physicians report higher profits from commercial capitation contracts.

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SOURCE: NATIONAL HEALTH INFORMATION, 1997 CAPITATION SURVEY, MARIETTA, GA.
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