Primary care physician compensation method in medical groups: does it influence the use and cost of health services for enrollees in managed care organizations?

@article{Conrad1998PrimaryCP,
  title={Primary care physician compensation method in medical groups: does it influence the use and cost of health services for enrollees in managed care organizations?},
  author={Douglas A. Conrad and Charles Maynard and Allen Cheadle and Scott D. Ramsey and Miriam S Marcus-Smith and H L Kirz and Cynthia A Madden and Dawn Martin and Edward B Perrin and Thomas M. Wickizer and Brenda K. Zierler and Angela Ross and Jan Olof Nor{\'e}n and Stephen Y Liang},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1998},
  volume={279 11},
  pages={853-8}
}
CONTEXT Growth of at-risk managed care contracts between health plans and medical groups has been well documented, but less is known about the nature of financial incentives within those medical groups or their effects on health care utilization. OBJECTIVE To test whether utilization and cost of health services per enrollee were influenced independently by the compensation method of the enrollee's primary care physician. DESIGN Survey of medical groups contracting with selected managed care… CONTINUE READING

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