December 1996

Under capitation, a medical practice’s earnings don’t rise directly with its production. That doesn’t mean, says this consultant, that productivity payment systems for individual physicians should be junked.

Jeffrey J. Denning

Many physicians are falling short when it comes to reporting test results to patients, a recent study shows. Such lapses could hurt both doctors and health plans in the quest for good patient-satisfaction scores.

Jean Lawrence

Is diagnostic support software good news for both physicians and HMOs? Yes, say the companies selling such programs, who contend that they can “put the fun back in practicing medicine.”

Bob Carlson


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