Marketplace challenges and opportunities for faculty practice plans.

  title={Marketplace challenges and opportunities for faculty practice plans.},
  author={Sheldon M. Retchin},
  journal={Clinical performance and quality health care},
  volume={5 1},
Because of marketplace challenges related to the growth of managed care, faculty practice plans (FPPs) now are faced with issues similar to community group practices. Emphasis on primary care and price discounts are particularly thorny concerns. Unreimbursed care looms as a hazards for the FPPs affiliated with teaching hospitals in low socioeconomic areas. However, as the marketplace cultivates more global pricing strategies, the FPP-hospital relationship also could prove a distinct advantage… CONTINUE READING