Carve outs: definition, experience, and choice among candidate conditions.

@article{Blumenthal1998CarveOD,
  title={Carve outs: definition, experience, and choice among candidate conditions.},
  author={David Blumenthal and Melinda Buntin},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  year={1998},
  volume={4 Suppl},
  pages={SP45-57}
}
Despite increasing discussion of carve outs as a device for controlling costs and improving quality of care, little systematic information exists on the effects of carve outs on cost, quality, and access to healthcare services. In the absence of such information, a conceptual framework is useful for deciding which conditions and populations may benefit from carve-out strategies, and how such arrangements should be designed. After carefully defining carve outs, and distinguishing them from other… CONTINUE READING
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