The Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973 (P.L. 93-222) and Prepaid Group Practice Plans

  title={The Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973 (P.L. 93-222) and Prepaid Group Practice Plans},
  author={J. Dorsey},
  journal={Medical Care},
Passage of the 1973 Health Maintenance Organization Act (P.L. 93-222) represents a significant effort by the Federal government to experiment with organizational change in the structure of the health care delivery system. The history of the bill is briefly reviewed. The most important sections of the bill arc analyzed from the perspective of an existing prepaid group practice plan. The author concludes that the bill contains sufficiently stringent requirements that it will not result in a major… Expand
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