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Title
Giving physicians incentives to contain costs under Medicaid.
First Author
Welch, W Pete
Date of Pub
1990 Winter
Pages
103-112
Volume
12
Issue
2
Other Authors
N/A
Abstract
In this article, the risk arrangements in Medicaid programs that put physicians at risk are summarized. These programs--partial capitation and health insuring organizations--pay physicians a capitation amount to cover some or all physician services. Physicians also receive part of the savings from reduced hospitalization. Most of these programs have successfully lowered Medicaid costs. They could serve as models for other Medicaid programs, State-level programs to cover people ineligible for Medicaid, and programs abroad, such as in the United Kingdom.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Reimbursement, Incentive : Capitation Fee : Cost Control/methods : Medicaid/organization & administration : Patient Care Planning/economics : Physician's Practice Patterns/economics : Primary Health Care : Risk : Support, Non-U.S. Gov't : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States
NTIS Number
PB91-176263