THE OREGON INITIATIVE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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